Copyright (c) 2014 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:22:46 -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[Persimmons]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:58:15 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16475/persimmons http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16475/persimmons Persimmons Posted by cookinwithherbs
While I was in the Ozarks, I watched the persimmon trees (where there is an abundance of them in the wild) as the fruits turned orange and full fleshed, then some started to wrinkle and wither and began to fall and then the trees lost their leaves. Some of the fruits were ready to eat a month ago--and they are still ripening--gather some now! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2014]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16452/holiday-gift-ideas-for-veggie-gardeners-2014 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16452/holiday-gift-ideas-for-veggie-gardeners-2014 Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2014 Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Here are some great holiday gift ideas for the veggie gardener on your list. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Giving Thanks for the Patron Saint of Gardeners]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:24:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16450/giving-thanks-for-the-patron-saint-of-gardeners http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16450/giving-thanks-for-the-patron-saint-of-gardeners Giving Thanks for the Patron Saint of Gardeners Posted by WesternGardener
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, let’s recognize the accomplishments of someone who dedicated his life to healing the sick and poor through the power of growing vegetables and herbs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sweet Patooties are in Season!]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:36:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16422/sweet-patooties-are-in-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16422/sweet-patooties-are-in-season Sweet Patooties are in Season! Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year again--most gardeners harvest sweet potatoes before a frost--so right now sweet potatoes are piled high on roadside stands, at farmers' markets and in the grocery store. We are seeing them everywhere since they are a popular menu item for the Thanksgiving feast. See how to store them and check out some delightful recipes... ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16422/sweet-patooties-are-in-season
<![CDATA[Natural Fertilizer Boosts Organic Gardening]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:35:49 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16412/natural-fertilizer-boosts-organic-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16412/natural-fertilizer-boosts-organic-gardening Natural Fertilizer Boosts Organic Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
Organic gardeners are always on the lookout for all-natural, multi-purpose products that can be used to improve their gardening efforts. As it turns out, one old-fashioned fertilizer could be your perfect cup of tea. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16412/natural-fertilizer-boosts-organic-gardening
<![CDATA[#Garden365 Encourages Year-round Gardening]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:06:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16379/garden365-encourages-year-round-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16379/garden365-encourages-year-round-gardening #Garden365 Encourages Year-round Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
The calendar may read November, but there are still plenty of vegetable gardeners gearing up for planting. A new push for year-round gardening is helping to support gardeners who want to grow 365 days a year. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16379/garden365-encourages-year-round-gardening
<![CDATA[Pumpkintime]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:03:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16355/pumpkintime http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16355/pumpkintime Pumpkintime Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year again--Happy Halloween! Don't toss the pumpkin that you have been using to decorate your front stoop--bring it into the kitchen and use it in some seasonal recipes--here's a tasty treat: Pumpkin Scones with Thyme! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hoop House Style Raised Bed Frost Protection]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16236/hoop-house-style-raised-bed-frost-protection http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16236/hoop-house-style-raised-bed-frost-protection Hoop House Style Raised Bed Frost Protection Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This small “hoop house" style structure can support whatever frost covering material you need, and can be mounted to the bed in a couple of ways. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16236/hoop-house-style-raised-bed-frost-protection
<![CDATA[Prepare Fall Garden for Spring Planting]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:47:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16341/prepare-fall-garden-for-spring-planting http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16341/prepare-fall-garden-for-spring-planting Prepare Fall Garden for Spring Planting Posted by WesternGardener
While you’re harvesting the last of this year’s vegetable garden, it’s time to think spring. Now’s the time to prepare the soil for next season’s bountiful harvest. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16341/prepare-fall-garden-for-spring-planting
<![CDATA[Jerusalem Artichokes]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:22:51 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16320/jerusalem-artichokes http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16320/jerusalem-artichokes Jerusalem Artichokes Posted by cookinwithherbs
Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus), also referred to as sunchokes, sunroots and earth apples are edible tubers native to North America, mainly the Eastern regions. They are best dug after the first frost. ]]>
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<![CDATA[I Have a Pair of Honey Badger Garden Gloves]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:56:04 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16323/i-have-a-pair-of-honey-badger-garden-gloves http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16323/i-have-a-pair-of-honey-badger-garden-gloves I Have a Pair of Honey Badger Garden Gloves Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Garden gloves have never been this useful. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Tomato Sauce]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:38:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16306/how-to-make-tomato-sauce http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16306/how-to-make-tomato-sauce How to Make Tomato Sauce Posted by WesternGardener
If you have too many tomatoes, why not make tomato sauce? Here’s a simple process for turning a bumper crop of homegrown tomatoes into an unbelievably tasty tomato sauce. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16306/how-to-make-tomato-sauce
<![CDATA[Autumn Herbs in the Ozarks]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:29:38 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16290/autumn-herbs-in-the-ozarks http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16290/autumn-herbs-in-the-ozarks Autumn Herbs in the Ozarks Posted by cookinwithherbs
On the road in the Ozarks... here are some photos of the Heritage Herb Gardens at the Ozark Folk Center, as well as some roadside natives, in Mountain View, Arkansas. Do you know these herbs? ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16290/autumn-herbs-in-the-ozarks
<![CDATA[Giant Pumpkins Weigh-Off at Topsfield Fair]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16235/giant-pumpkins-weigh-off-at-topsfield-fair http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16235/giant-pumpkins-weigh-off-at-topsfield-fair Giant Pumpkins Weigh-Off at Topsfield Fair Posted by yourownvictorygarden
The New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Topsfield Fair was held earlier this month, with a massive 1,900 pound pumpkin taking the first place prize. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16235/giant-pumpkins-weigh-off-at-topsfield-fair
<![CDATA[Plant a Beautiful Vegetable Garden]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:48:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16261/plant-a-beautiful-vegetable-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16261/plant-a-beautiful-vegetable-garden Plant a Beautiful Vegetable Garden Posted by WesternGardener
Now’s the time to start dreaming about the vegetable garden you want to grow next season. One demonstration garden in Palmer, Alaska, is blooming with possibilities to help get you started. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16261/plant-a-beautiful-vegetable-garden
<![CDATA[Tomato-Raisin Chutney]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:40:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16264/tomato-raisin-chutney http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16264/tomato-raisin-chutney Tomato-Raisin Chutney Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you still have homegrown tomatoes here is a recipe to try! We recently made this chutney for our reception at the Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring foods of the British Isles—it was my favorite recipe of the evening. The members of the Ozark Unit of the HSA prepared all of the foods after researching through many cookbooks and this recipe is adapted from a recipe from The Irish Pub Cookbook by Margaret Johnson. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16264/tomato-raisin-chutney
<![CDATA[How to Create a Kitchen Ecosystem]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:56:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16262/how-to-create-a-kitchen-ecosystem http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16262/how-to-create-a-kitchen-ecosystem How to Create a Kitchen Ecosystem Posted by WesternGardener
Food writer Eugenia Bone explains how to turn an ordinary kitchen into an ecosystem. The first step is to create a perpetual pantry that’s stocked with homemade and high-quality ingredients. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16262/how-to-create-a-kitchen-ecosystem
<![CDATA[Build Your Own Wheelie Bin Composter]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16237/build-your-own-wheelie-bin-composter http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16237/build-your-own-wheelie-bin-composter Build Your Own Wheelie Bin Composter Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This composter turns a garbage bin into a moveable compost machine. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16237/build-your-own-wheelie-bin-composter
<![CDATA[Floating Row Cover and Grow Tunnels Extend the Growing Season]]> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:17:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16221/floating-row-cover-and-grow-tunnels-extend-the-growing-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16221/floating-row-cover-and-grow-tunnels-extend-the-growing-season Floating Row Cover and Grow Tunnels Extend the Growing Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
Although summer has gone and fall is here, it does not mean the end of the growing season. By using floating row cover or a grow tunnel covered with it--you can enjoy cool weather crop until the weather freezes. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16221/floating-row-cover-and-grow-tunnels-extend-the-growing-season
<![CDATA[Can You Top this Cabbage?]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:20:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16217/can-you-top-this-cabbage http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16217/can-you-top-this-cabbage Can You Top this Cabbage? Posted by WesternGardener
The winner of the 2014 Giant Cabbage Weigh-off at the Alaska State Fair tipped the scale at almost 118 pounds. One of the premier events at the fair, the cabbage contest draws world-wide attention. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16217/can-you-top-this-cabbage