Category Archives: Gardening

Tomato Sauce on Grill?

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Each year people buy millions of jars of commercially produced tomato sauce from grocery stores.  This food item is a fundamental building block of our diets.  However, cooking fresh tomatoes on the stove to a mouth watering sauce is as … Continue reading

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Cilantro

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Beginning each fall and into winter we enjoy one of the most coveted herbs in our garden.  This part of the year is always the best time to grow cilantro in the MS delta as our sweltering hot summers are … Continue reading

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Salad Greens

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Fall is usually a great time to plant a variety of greens here in central Mississippi.  The last few months have been exceptionally hot and arid – challenging conditions for fall greens to say the least – but I decided … Continue reading

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Summer in Mississippi

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If there is one thing that embodies or defines the spirit of summer in the south for me, it is the simple tomato.  Gardening is in my blood, a gift from my dad.  The same garden plot outside my kitchen window has produced food for … Continue reading

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2013 Tomato Crop

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This years cool spring and regular summar rains have been a blessing to our Mississippi gardens.  We were spared the early summer 100+ degree days we’ve seen over the last few years that  burned our gardens to the ground before they … Continue reading

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A good day

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The long awaited “first” 2013 tomato was picked a few minutes ago.  Anyone who grows tomatoes knows how excruciating that wait can be.  Green tomatoes seem to fill the vines and hang there for weeks refusing to break pink – … Continue reading

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