Copyright (c) 2017 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:22:49 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ <![CDATA[Start Harvesting History by Planting Garlic]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:12:30 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128324/start-harvesting-history-by-planting-garlic http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128324/start-harvesting-history-by-planting-garlic Start Harvesting History by Planting Garlic Posted by WesternGardener
Fall is an unusual time for a new gardening catalog to appear in the mail, but timing is everything. The first catalog from the folks at Harvesting History includes more than two dozen varieties of garlic for fall planting. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Is it Welsh Rabbit or Rarebit?]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:56:08 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128313/is-it-welsh-rabbit-or-rarebit http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128313/is-it-welsh-rabbit-or-rarebit Is it Welsh Rabbit or Rarebit? Posted by cookinwithherbs
Rarebit or Rabbit--it's basically a cheese sauce over toast. I made this for the Great Hops Cookoff (had just 10 minutes) at the IHA conference and of course, I added herbs and a good hoppy IPA for maximum flavor, along with a dead ripe summer tomato. This is a quick and easy dish to make when you don't know what to have for lunch or supper and you don't feel like another sandwich. ]]>
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<![CDATA[International Herb Association Conference in Michigan featuring Hops, Herb of the Year 2018]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:51:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128290/international-herb-association-conference-in-michigan-featuring-hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128290/international-herb-association-conference-in-michigan-featuring-hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 International Herb Association Conference in Michigan featuring Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 Posted by cookinwithherbs
Last week the IHA held their conference in Hickory Corners, Michigan at the Kellogg Biological Station, which is a great place to hold a conference and be in nature at the same time. There's walking trails along Gull Lake, an amazing number of beautiful old trees, a bird sanctuary, the Manor House and more. ]]>
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<![CDATA[3 Easy Ways to Preserve the Herbs]]> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:21:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128286/3-easy-ways-to-preserve-the-herbs http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128286/3-easy-ways-to-preserve-the-herbs 3 Easy Ways to Preserve the Herbs Posted by WesternGardener
Cooler nighttime temperatures mean the end is near to another vegetable gardening season. Instead of letting those beautiful culinary herbs go to seed, take a few minutes to snip and save them for winter. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128286/3-easy-ways-to-preserve-the-herbs
<![CDATA[Weird Vegetables and Funny Fruits are Garden Contest Winners]]> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:50:38 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128283/weird-vegetables-and-funny-fruits-are-garden-contest-winners http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128283/weird-vegetables-and-funny-fruits-are-garden-contest-winners Weird Vegetables and Funny Fruits are Garden Contest Winners Posted by WesternGardener
A perfect tomato is a thing of beauty, but a weird tomato is much more fun! The annual Weird Veggie and Funny Fruit photo contest is your chance at vegetable gardening fame for those kooky carrots, oddball eggplants and other crazy produce from your vegetable garden. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128283/weird-vegetables-and-funny-fruits-are-garden-contest-winners
<![CDATA[Chile Pepper Season: Here's a Trio to Try]]> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:55:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128274/chile-pepper-season-heres-a-trio-to-try http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128274/chile-pepper-season-heres-a-trio-to-try Chile Pepper Season: Here's a Trio to Try Posted by cookinwithherbs
Being a confessed chilehead, I have grown many varieties for over 40 years. Here are a few that might be new to you, that I think are worthwhile growing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tomatoes with Seasonal Herbs]]> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:41:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128260/tomatoes-with-seasonal-herbs http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128260/tomatoes-with-seasonal-herbs Tomatoes with Seasonal Herbs Posted by cookinwithherbs
Although the most popular herb to pair with tomatoes is basil, no contender, many other seasonal herbs combine well with these beloved juicy fruits. Besides other herb ideas, here is a tasty recipe for tomatoes with arugula and garlic chives. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128260/tomatoes-with-seasonal-herbs
<![CDATA[Zucchini and Summer Squash Recipe Ideas]]> Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:28:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128257/zucchini-and-summer-squash-recipe-ideas http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128257/zucchini-and-summer-squash-recipe-ideas Zucchini and Summer Squash Recipe Ideas Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners love to make fun of their abundant zucchini harvests, but they plant and grow them anyway. These delicious summer squashes have a delicate flavor that’s perfect for garden-fresh breakfasts, lunches, dinners and dessert. ]]>
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<![CDATA[5 Easy Ideas for Preserving Peppers]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:18:29 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128253/5-easy-ideas-for-preserving-peppers http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128253/5-easy-ideas-for-preserving-peppers 5 Easy Ideas for Preserving Peppers Posted by WesternGardener
Get them while they're hot! It's time for vegetable gardeners to get busy picking and preserving their peppers. Here are some simple ways for saving the harvest to enjoy this winter. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer Vegetable Garden Surprises]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:59:27 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128242/summer-vegetable-garden-surprises http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128242/summer-vegetable-garden-surprises Summer Vegetable Garden Surprises Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners can plan and plant, but often their gardens produce an unexpected bounty. ]]>
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<![CDATA[More Tomatoes!]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:10:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128234/more-tomatoes http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128234/more-tomatoes More Tomatoes! Posted by cookinwithherbs
The tomatoes are peaking here in my Maryland zone 7 garden. A bit of cooler temps slowed them down a bit... however we are picking and eating them everyday--and sharing them. I know there are infinite ways of eating tomatoes. Besides just sliced with freshly ground sea salt and black pepper, here are a few ways that I am enjoying these mouthwatering fruits. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Don’t Delay, Harvest Today]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:00:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128229/dont-delay-harvest-today http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128229/dont-delay-harvest-today Don’t Delay, Harvest Today Posted by WesternGardener
An important part of growing a vegetable garden is knowing when to harvest all those fresh eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes, squashes and every other delicious edible. Here are some tips for knowing when to harvest for the freshest haul. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tomato Time!]]> Sun, 06 Aug 2017 20:47:32 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128224/tomato-time http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128224/tomato-time Tomato Time! Posted by cookinwithherbs
Well it is that time of year again... the tomatoes have started coming in so that I feel abundantly blessed. By next week, I might feel tomato deluge. I love a dead-ripe, juicy homegrown tomato--there is nothing like it--here's a few ways that I am eating them without having to cook much. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128224/tomato-time
<![CDATA[Summer Heights]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:34:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128203/summer-heights http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128203/summer-heights Summer Heights Posted by cookinwithherbs
Summer is near about peaking. Plants are reaching for the sun and growing fast in this heat, so there are many tall annuals and perennials in the garden. Pictured are a few that stand out. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Garden Seeds, Fruits and Flowers to Watch for Now]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:46:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128186/garden-seeds-fruits-and-flowers-to-watch-for-now http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128186/garden-seeds-fruits-and-flowers-to-watch-for-now Garden Seeds, Fruits and Flowers to Watch for Now Posted by cookinwithherbs
Many garden plants are already setting seed, which come in infinite shapes, sizes and textures. Want to know when to harvest? What to leave and for how long? What to remove right away? Though there are many books written on the subject of seed saving, here are some seeds, as well as a few berries and flowers you might be seeing now in your garden that are ready to gather--or just admire. ]]>
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<![CDATA[You Can Grow a Lot of Hot Weather Plants Down Here in the Ozarks]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:10:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128167/you-can-grow-a-lot-of-hot-weather-plants-down-here-in-the-ozarks http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128167/you-can-grow-a-lot-of-hot-weather-plants-down-here-in-the-ozarks You Can Grow a Lot of Hot Weather Plants Down Here in the Ozarks Posted by cookinwithherbs
I'm still here in the Ozarks after teaching summer folk school classes last week. This gardening season, the gardeners planted lots of plants here with the upcoming Herb Harvest Fall Festival in mind. This year the featured countries are Central America, the Caribbean basin and Mexico, so plants from those regions are growing here. Those regions of the world are hot and tropical and those plants seem to be doing well here in the Ozarks where the hot temperatures have been extreme. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Be a Blue Ribbon Vegetable Winner]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:36:25 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128163/be-a-blue-ribbon-vegetable-winner http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128163/be-a-blue-ribbon-vegetable-winner Be a Blue Ribbon Vegetable Winner Posted by WesternGardener
It’s county fair time and your chance to get some recognition for a season of vegetable growing. Here's how you can win ribbons and prizes for your vegetable growing efforts. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Taste of Slow Food Nations]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:37:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128151/a-taste-of-slow-food-nations http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128151/a-taste-of-slow-food-nations A Taste of Slow Food Nations Posted by WesternGardener
Slow Food Nations took over downtown Denver on a hot July weekend to entertain, educate and inspire about 20,000 visitors. Just like the dozens of booths lining the Taste Marketplace, here’s a festival nibble to whet your appetite. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128151/a-taste-of-slow-food-nations
<![CDATA[How to “Grow” Black Garlic]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:13:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128146/how-to-grow-black-garlic http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128146/how-to-grow-black-garlic How to “Grow” Black Garlic Posted by WesternGardener
If you saw a head of black garlic would you think it was garlic gone bad or would you eat it up? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Name that Plant Problem]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 11:10:48 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128137/name-that-plant-problem http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128137/name-that-plant-problem Name that Plant Problem Posted by WesternGardener
Now’s the time when vegetable gardeners are seeing plant problems cropping up in their gardens. Here are three common issues to see if you can identify these plant problems. ]]>
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