Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 6/24/13

I have to admit, my garden isn’t looking as pretty as I’d like. Specifically, I’m having trouble with my cucurbits and tomatoes. With all the rain we’ve had, on top of the typical Charleston humidity, I’m fighting to keep my plants alive. The tomatoes have Septoria Leaf Spot. Most of my squash and all my pumpkins were assassinated by squash borers. And my cucumbers are fighting mildew of some sort, and it’s spreading to my casaba melons. I’m harvesting good cucumbers and tomatoes, but I’m fighting to keep the plants alive. See the good and the bad!

Sanctuary Spotlight: How to Grow Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is a vegetable that too few gardeners consider planting, which is a shame. It is an incredibly easy vegetable to grow, is loaded with vitamins and minerals, and is a beautiful addition to any garden. Because it’s time to plant chard in the Southern garden, let’s take a look at this overlooked garden treasure. How to grow swiss chard!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 3/3/13

Crazy, crazy weather here in the Lowcountry. Rain and rain and rain, unseasonably cold temperatures, frost in March. Add that to my garden soil issues, and it’s no wonder my harvest is delayed! However, spring is three weeks away, I’m working on amending my soil (the best I can), and my plants are still hanging on. Come take a look!