The Sweetie Pie Blackberry produces massive quantities of large, very sweet fruit in late June. (Photo by USDA-ARS/Steve Stringer)

This week, I want to spend our time considering the last of the 2019 Mississippi Medallion selections, Sweetie Pie blackberry.

When I first...

Collards, such as these tiger collards, are best grown in Mississippi from fall through spring. They thrive in cooler weather and make great additions to meals. (Photo by Ball Horticultural Company)

If there’s one vegetable that could be considered the ultimate home-gro...

Citrus in Mississippi produce their crop in fall and winter. These Meyer lemons and satsumas were ready to be enjoyed at Christmas time. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)

The fall and winter seasons mean it’s time for colorful pansy, viola, and dianthus. But the cha...

All peppers start off green, then some mature to shades of red, yellow, orange and even purple, as seen in these bell peppers. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)

Several weeks ago, I wrote about looking forward to the time of year when ornamental peppers start strutt...

Garden centers offer lemongrass, a tropical plant that performs well in Mississippi as a perennial in southern areas and an annual farther north. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)

Last week, I focused on the 2018 Mississippi Medallion Winner fancy leaf kale. This we...

Red selections of ornamental kale and cabbage are especially beautiful in winter, as seen with this red cabbage displaying a beautiful edible head. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)

This year, I’m getting an early start on my ornamental kale and cabbage planting for...

Chilly Chili If you’re worried about young children eating the colorful pods, try growing Chilly Chili, a colorful pod producer without the heat. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)

Late summer and early fall are among my favorite times of the year because the ornamen...

Meyer lemons, a cross between a lemon and an orange, are thin-skinned and sweet. They can be grown in Mississippi landscapes. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)

Although we’re in the middle of a blazing hot summer, I find my gardening thoughts wandering to the coming...

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