Copyright (c) 2014 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:33 -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[Fall is in the Air: Enjoy the Last of Summer Bounty While You Can! ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:59:35 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16175/fall-is-in-the-air-enjoy-the-last-of-summer-bounty-while-you-can http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16175/fall-is-in-the-air-enjoy-the-last-of-summer-bounty-while-you-can Fall is in the Air: Enjoy the Last of Summer Bounty While You Can! Posted by cookinwithherbs
The cool weather has arrived and summer is going fast. Summer crops have stopped producing in my zone 7 garden; just picked the last tomatoes, though still have some herbs to harvest and chiles are ripening on the vine. The summer fruits--peaches and plums--are also dwindling, so now is the time to enjoy this last summer bounty. Harvest from the garden or stop by your local farmers' market or farm stand and enjoy the seasonal produce for supper--or put some up. Here is a simple recipe using the last of the plums along with some of those leggy, scented geraniums which need cutting back. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16175/fall-is-in-the-air-enjoy-the-last-of-summer-bounty-while-you-can
<![CDATA[Roundup of the Top Tomatoes for 2014]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:16:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16154/roundup-of-the-top-tomatoes-for-2014 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16154/roundup-of-the-top-tomatoes-for-2014 Roundup of the Top Tomatoes for 2014 Posted by WesternGardener
A late start, continued unseasonably cool weather and drenching rains early in the season meant tomatoes had a difficult time this year. The vegetable garden eventually came around and there were plenty of tomatoes to enjoy. Here are my top picks for 2014. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Simple Way to Preserve Fresh Zucchini]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:52:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16146/simple-way-to-preserve-fresh-zucchini http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16146/simple-way-to-preserve-fresh-zucchini Simple Way to Preserve Fresh Zucchini Posted by WesternGardener
Sure, you’re tired of eating zucchini now, but this winter you may find yourself longing for the taste of some vegetables from your garden. Here’s the easiest way I’ve found for preserving some of your bountiful squash harvest. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16146/simple-way-to-preserve-fresh-zucchini
<![CDATA[Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style ]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:08:26 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16136/summer-salad-nicoise-style http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16136/summer-salad-nicoise-style Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style Posted by cookinwithherbs
Summertime and the living is easy--supper time involves as little cooking as possible--and preparing something simple with garden produce. Here is a recipe for an easy salad, Nicoise-style, using whatever you have on hand. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16136/summer-salad-nicoise-style
<![CDATA[Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:20:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16082/garden-bounty-late-summer-garden-happenings http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16082/garden-bounty-late-summer-garden-happenings Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings Posted by cookinwithherbs
What's going on in your garden? As the harvest season is peaking and some of our summer vegetable and herb plants are winding down, it is time for preserving, tidying up and getting ready to plant a few fall crops. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Catalog Review: Pepper Joe's]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:50:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16112/catalog-review-pepper-joes http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16112/catalog-review-pepper-joes Catalog Review: Pepper Joe's Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Pepper Joe's offers a great variety of pepper seeds, including the Guinness Book of World Records' hottest pepper variety, the Carolina Reaper. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16112/catalog-review-pepper-joes
<![CDATA[Summer Corn & Avocado Salsa]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:46:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16101/summer-corn-avocado-salsa http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16101/summer-corn-avocado-salsa Summer Corn & Avocado Salsa Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
I'm a freak for all kinds of salsas. I've got to share with you one such refreshing recipe that my bestie and me came up with this summer. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Garden Fresh Ratatouille ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:28:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16097/garden-fresh-ratatouille http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16097/garden-fresh-ratatouille Garden Fresh Ratatouille Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Our own spin on Ratatouille is the perfect compliment for your garden bounty! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16097/garden-fresh-ratatouille
<![CDATA[Corn]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:51:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16083/corn http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16083/corn Corn Posted by cookinwithherbs
When I think of favorite summer produce--tomatoes, corn and peaches top my list. I eat tomatoes and peaches every single day--and corn almost daily. Though we enjoy them most now--it is time to preserve some for this winter. Recently my local farmer called and said the corn is ready, so I grabbed my knife and freezer zip-lock bags and headed over to shuck and jive... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sweet Herb Planter Yields Just Desserts]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16067/sweet-herb-planter-yields-just-desserts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16067/sweet-herb-planter-yields-just-desserts Sweet Herb Planter Yields Just Desserts Posted by WesternGardener
A combination of sweet mint and pineapple sage means many sweet summertime treats. Here’s how to grow a sweet herb planter and how to enjoy the results.weet ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16067/sweet-herb-planter-yields-just-desserts
<![CDATA[Toss a Tomato Tasting Party]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:10:51 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16047/toss-a-tomato-tasting-party http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16047/toss-a-tomato-tasting-party Toss a Tomato Tasting Party Posted by WesternGardener
If you want to be the most popular gardener in your neighborhood, plan an end-of-season tomato tasting party. It’s a great way to make friends, celebrate the harvest and find new tomato varieties to plant in your garden next year. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16047/toss-a-tomato-tasting-party
<![CDATA[Preparing Your Garden For Fall]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16039/preparing-your-garden-for-fall http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16039/preparing-your-garden-for-fall Preparing Your Garden For Fall Posted by yourownvictorygarden
As the summer heat is (slowly) winding down, excitement is building for the best gardening season of the year. Here’s how to get ready for it. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant a Pizza Garden in a Pot]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:00:31 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16031/plant-a-pizza-garden-in-a-pot http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16031/plant-a-pizza-garden-in-a-pot Plant a Pizza Garden in a Pot Posted by WesternGardener
One easy way to make the most of your small space vegetable garden is to plant an edible theme garden. My pizza garden in a pot has made for delicious results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer Vacation to Canada]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 14:57:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15980/summer-vacation-to-canada http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15980/summer-vacation-to-canada Summer Vacation to Canada Posted by cookinwithherbs
I recently did a road trip to Toronto with herbalgalpals to attend the International Herb Association's annual conference. Here are a few highlights--gardens for you to visit vicariously, or next time you go to Canada--or put them on your list of things to do. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Squirrel Tree Bears Fruit]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:30:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15967/squirrel-tree-bears-fruit http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15967/squirrel-tree-bears-fruit Squirrel Tree Bears Fruit Posted by WesternGardener
Most gardeners work hard to keep squirrels out of their vegetable gardens. But sometimes one of the little critters can offer a pleasant surprise. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer in the White House Kitchen Garden]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:08:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15929/summer-in-the-white-house-kitchen-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15929/summer-in-the-white-house-kitchen-garden Summer in the White House Kitchen Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
While all of our gardens are peaking right now, here is a garden you might want to take a closer peek at--the Nation's Kitchen Garden. Did you know that you can arrange a date for a private tour of the White House Kitchen Garden during this summer season? Last week, I went with the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America and we had the whole garden to ourselves (well of course, we were accompanied by some security as well as a guide)! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Start Your Own Worm Compost Bin]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15919/start-your-own-worm-compost-bin http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15919/start-your-own-worm-compost-bin Start Your Own Worm Compost Bin Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Building your own worm compost (vermicompost) bin is an easy way to get a continuous supply of this great organic fertilizer. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15919/start-your-own-worm-compost-bin
<![CDATA[Eating Bugs for Fun]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:12:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15767/eating-bugs-for-fun http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15767/eating-bugs-for-fun Eating Bugs for Fun Posted by WesternGardener
Even if you've been vegetable gardening for a just a short time, you've probably tasted a few bugs without knowing it. Now’s your chance to sample beetle larvae, crickets and mealworms for the fun of it at the 2014 edition of the Denver County Fair. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15767/eating-bugs-for-fun
<![CDATA[Planning a Brand New Home Orchard]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:23:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15815/planning-a-brand-new-home-orchard http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15815/planning-a-brand-new-home-orchard Planning a Brand New Home Orchard Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Brand new farm. Brand new home orchard. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15815/planning-a-brand-new-home-orchard
<![CDATA[Plant an Edible Ornamental Hanging Basket]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:35:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15765/plant-an-edible-ornamental-hanging-basket http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15765/plant-an-edible-ornamental-hanging-basket Plant an Edible Ornamental Hanging Basket Posted by WesternGardener
Why choose between an ornamental garden or an edible one? Here’s a simple planting idea for a different take on a hanging basket. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15765/plant-an-edible-ornamental-hanging-basket