Copyright (c) 2017 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ Thu, 25 May 2017 15:11:03 -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[Plant Purple Vegetables for Good Health ]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127953/plant-purple-vegetables-for-good-health http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127953/plant-purple-vegetables-for-good-health Plant Purple Vegetables for Good Health Posted by WesternGardener
Purple vegetables add a lot of color to the garden, but they do much more. Here’s why planting purple is the best choice this season. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127953/plant-purple-vegetables-for-good-health
<![CDATA[Basic Vinaigrette & Variations]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 15:58:32 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127975/basic-vinaigrette-variations http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127975/basic-vinaigrette-variations Basic Vinaigrette & Variations Posted by cookinwithherbs
Vinaigrettes are so easy to make and are far better than store-bought bottled dressings. This is my "little black dress" dressing--my family's favorite--simple and tasteful. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Salad Days]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 14:48:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127957/salad-days http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127957/salad-days Salad Days Posted by cookinwithherbs
Spring is one of my favorite seasons--not just for the abounding, burgeoning green--the gustatory delights are bountiful too! There is nothing like a variety of fresh grown greens, just harvested, washed quickly and served immediately, dressed very simply. Right now, the palate is assuaged with all of the tastes since salad greens run the gamut from sweet to sour and bitter and are full of mineral salts. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening ]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 12:39:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127950/mother-earth-news-guide-to-vegetable-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127950/mother-earth-news-guide-to-vegetable-gardening Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
If you’re a fan of Mother Earth News magazine, you’ll relish the new Guide to Vegetable Gardening. This book is a collection of dozens of vegetable growing articles, written by well-known experts, that first appeared in the magazine. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127950/mother-earth-news-guide-to-vegetable-gardening
<![CDATA[Love Apples for Mother’s Day]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 11:32:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127945/love-apples-for-mothers-day http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127945/love-apples-for-mothers-day Love Apples for Mother’s Day Posted by WesternGardener
It seems fitting to send out some special appreciation to mother’s this week. Instead of flowers, how about a beautiful bouquet of Love Apples with sentimental names? ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127945/love-apples-for-mothers-day
<![CDATA[How to Grow the Flavor of the Year]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 08:43:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127941/how-to-grow-the-flavor-of-the-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127941/how-to-grow-the-flavor-of-the-year How to Grow the Flavor of the Year Posted by WesternGardener
Cucumbers have been around for more than 3,000 years, and they’re finally getting the recognition they deserve. Whether you grow full-size beauties or container-size munchers, you can grow the 2017 Flavor of the Year in your vegetable garden. Here’s how. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127941/how-to-grow-the-flavor-of-the-year
<![CDATA[Nettles Make Beautiful Soup!]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:00:15 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127928/nettles-make-beautiful-soup http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127928/nettles-make-beautiful-soup Nettles Make Beautiful Soup! Posted by cookinwithherbs
There are so many wonderful things about spring--and it delights me to have fresh, mineral-rich and vitamin-laden green herbs pop up for us to bring into the kitchen and make those seasonal dishes that we can't have the rest of the year. Nettles are a favorite of mine, and while I quite savor a nettle spanakopita and a salsa verde made with nettle, chickweed, dandelion, and sorrel or oxalis--nettle soup is a great comfort food besides being a spring tonic. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127928/nettles-make-beautiful-soup
<![CDATA[Cilantro Recipe: Mango Habanero Salsa with Cilantro]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:32:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127924/cilantro-recipe-mango-habanero-salsa-with-cilantro http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127924/cilantro-recipe-mango-habanero-salsa-with-cilantro Cilantro Recipe: Mango Habanero Salsa with Cilantro Posted by cookinwithherbs
In my blog on Cilantro & Coriander, Herb of the Year 2017, I promised to post a recipe. Here is a bright and flavorful salsa that is great with chips, on a taco salad or quesadilla, and with anything from the grill! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127924/cilantro-recipe-mango-habanero-salsa-with-cilantro
<![CDATA[How to Avoid Herbicide Carryover]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:50:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127920/how-to-avoid-herbicide-carryover http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127920/how-to-avoid-herbicide-carryover How to Avoid Herbicide Carryover Posted by WesternGardener
Do you use straw, grass clippings or animal manure in your vegetable garden? If so, you need to take steps to keep herbicide contamination from harming your plants. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127920/how-to-avoid-herbicide-carryover
<![CDATA[Seasonal Foods for Spring: Strawberries & Rhubarb]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:43:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127900/seasonal-foods-for-spring-strawberries-rhubarb http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127900/seasonal-foods-for-spring-strawberries-rhubarb Seasonal Foods for Spring: Strawberries & Rhubarb Posted by cookinwithherbs
Besides the stirring of life in the garden, the welcome appearance of the harbingers of spring, other signs of the season are produce like fresh salad greens both cultivated and wild, leeks and spring onions, morels, asparagus, strawberries and rhubarb. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127900/seasonal-foods-for-spring-strawberries-rhubarb
<![CDATA[Are You America’s Best Vegetable Gardener?]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:39:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127822/are-you-americas-best-vegetable-gardener http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127822/are-you-americas-best-vegetable-gardener Are You America’s Best Vegetable Gardener? Posted by WesternGardener
You can win a wheelbarrow full of green if your vegetable garden is the winner of America’s Best Gardener contest, presented by Seedlingers. Vegetable garden entries have a chance to win $10,000 cash and other prizes. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127822/are-you-americas-best-vegetable-gardener
<![CDATA[Just Released: Cilantro & Coriander, Herb of the Year 2017]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:26:30 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127886/just-released-cilantro-coriander-herb-of-the-year-2017 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127886/just-released-cilantro-coriander-herb-of-the-year-2017 Just Released: Cilantro & Coriander, Herb of the Year 2017 Posted by cookinwithherbs
Every year the International Herb Association chooses an herb of the year to feature, as well as publishes a book on the selected herb so we can all get to know the particular herb up close and personal. This year we celebrate cilantro & coriander (one is the herb leaf and the other is the herb seed--both from the same plant--so we get two for one this year!) ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127886/just-released-cilantro-coriander-herb-of-the-year-2017
<![CDATA[Vegetable Seeds for Easter Baskets]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:04:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127824/vegetable-seeds-for-easter-baskets http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127824/vegetable-seeds-for-easter-baskets Vegetable Seeds for Easter Baskets Posted by WesternGardener
Let the Easter bunny plant the seeds of gardening by adding a few vegetable seed packets to the basket this year. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127824/vegetable-seeds-for-easter-baskets
<![CDATA[Insect Pest Warning System for Vegetable Gardeners]]> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:13:48 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127827/insect-pest-warning-system-for-vegetable-gardeners http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127827/insect-pest-warning-system-for-vegetable-gardeners Insect Pest Warning System for Vegetable Gardeners Posted by WesternGardener
Wouldn't it be nice to know when to expect an invasion of insect pests to your vegetable garden? Then The Big Bug Hunt needs you! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127827/insect-pest-warning-system-for-vegetable-gardeners
<![CDATA[Memphis Botanic Garden]]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 23:56:03 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127847/memphis-botanic-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127847/memphis-botanic-garden Memphis Botanic Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
On the road in the southern U.S.--just visited the Memphis Botanic Garden--the herb garden there is popping springtime. See what is showing out there. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127847/memphis-botanic-garden
<![CDATA[Strawberry Shrub]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:17:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127804/strawberry-shrub http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127804/strawberry-shrub Strawberry Shrub Posted by cookinwithherbs
In my travels down South lately, I've been doing programs on capturing the essence of herbs. One easy, seasonal recipe that I have been preparing with an enthusiastic response is strawberry shrub with lemon balm. It is simple, mouthwatering and a perfect blend of seasonal flavors. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127804/strawberry-shrub
<![CDATA[The Foodscape Revolution]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:07:38 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127800/the-foodscape-revolution http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127800/the-foodscape-revolution The Foodscape Revolution Posted by WesternGardener
If you’ve been relegating your fruits, vegetables and herbs to the backyard garden, it’s time to rethink that vegetable gardening approach. Foodscaping is the vegetable gardening trend that encourages gardeners to mix edible plants with ornamentals throughout the landscape. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127800/the-foodscape-revolution
<![CDATA[Pansies]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:45:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127781/pansies http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127781/pansies Pansies Posted by cookinwithherbs
These happy little faces are harbingers of spring and this year the National Gardening Bureau has announced that 2017 is the Year of the Pansy. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127781/pansies
<![CDATA[General Mills Buys Kernza’s Long Roots]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:05:03 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127778/general-mills-buys-kernzas-long-roots http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127778/general-mills-buys-kernzas-long-roots General Mills Buys Kernza’s Long Roots Posted by WesternGardener
The Land Institute, near Salina, Kan., has worked since 1976 to research and develop perennial grains for a more sustainable agricultural system. Kernza, wheat’s wild perennial cousin, is now tame enough to be an ingredient in cereals and snacks. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127778/general-mills-buys-kernzas-long-roots
<![CDATA[Sure Signs of Spring]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:16:07 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127742/sure-signs-of-spring http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127742/sure-signs-of-spring Sure Signs of Spring Posted by cookinwithherbs
Spring is in the air… although Mother Nature has certainly been teasing us! In my Maryland zone 7 garden, we had a fairly mild winter with much less precipitation than we have had in many years... ]]>
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