Copyright (c) 2018 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:23:33 -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[Container Gardening Complete for Small Vegetable Gardens]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:00:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128679/container-gardening-complete-for-small-vegetable-gardens http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128679/container-gardening-complete-for-small-vegetable-gardens Container Gardening Complete for Small Vegetable Gardens Posted by WesternGardener
Small-space vegetable gardeners will surely want to try the many creative projects in Jessica Walliser’s new book. If you’d like to learn how to plant a bean trellis bin, a bike-rim sweet potato trellis or a pollinator garden in an old trash can, it’s all right here. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Color of the Year for Vegetable Gardens]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:26:24 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128673/color-of-the-year-for-vegetable-gardens http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128673/color-of-the-year-for-vegetable-gardens Color of the Year for Vegetable Gardens Posted by WesternGardener
Some gardeners think the Pantone Color of the Year is just for ornamental or flower gardens. Here's how vegetable gardeners can also add Ultra Violet colors to their edible spaces. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant these Vegetable Winners for Garden Success]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:42:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128663/plant-these-vegetable-winners-for-garden-success http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128663/plant-these-vegetable-winners-for-garden-success Plant these Vegetable Winners for Garden Success Posted by WesternGardener
The All-America Selections trial judges do all the work, and vegetable gardeners reap the rewards. Smart gardeners will look for these vegetable winners to plant in their gardens this season. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make some Healthy and Hearty Soup for the New Year ]]> Mon, 01 Jan 2018 15:51:26 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128641/make-some-healthy-and-hearty-soup-for-the-new-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128641/make-some-healthy-and-hearty-soup-for-the-new-year Make some Healthy and Hearty Soup for the New Year Posted by cookinwithherbs
This soup blog was inspired by our recently departed, Dr. James Duke, an inspiration and mentor to many of us--and a master soup maker. There is nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter day. What better way to start off this auspicious New Year's Day (with a full Wolf moon to boot) than with a healthful, warming winter soup? This split pea soup sticks with you--chockablock full of vegetables--as well as roots and herbs that will build up your immune system and keep you healthy during the cold and flu season. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tools for the New Year]]> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:58:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128624/tools-for-the-new-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128624/tools-for-the-new-year Tools for the New Year Posted by cookinwithherbs
Here are a few gifts that I ask for every year--as well as a few new tools that I received this holiday season. These are items that I find essential to help me during the year, both in the garden and everyday. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Currant Liqueur Makes for a Happy New Year]]> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:48:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128619/currant-liqueur-makes-for-a-happy-new-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128619/currant-liqueur-makes-for-a-happy-new-year Currant Liqueur Makes for a Happy New Year Posted by WesternGardener
When it’s time to welcome a new gardening year, nothing says “cheers” like a glass of homegrown and homemade liqueur. Here’s how to grow your own currant liqueur. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrate Winter Solstice]]> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:59:32 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128610/celebrate-winter-solstice http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128610/celebrate-winter-solstice Celebrate Winter Solstice Posted by cookinwithherbs
The winter solstice is on Thursday, December 21, 2017. I am so looking forward to this annual celebration--I always go to my friend's house where a large number of us gather to welcome winter and light the longest night of the year with a huge bonfire and share a feast of warming winter dishes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[3 Vegetable Winners from 2017]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:04:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128605/3-vegetable-winners-from-2017 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128605/3-vegetable-winners-from-2017 3 Vegetable Winners from 2017 Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners never know what will be their garden winners until the growing season is over. Here are my top three surprise winners from 2017. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pickled Garlic is a Perfect Present]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:06:35 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128600/pickled-garlic-is-a-perfect-present http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128600/pickled-garlic-is-a-perfect-present Pickled Garlic is a Perfect Present Posted by WesternGardener
Instead of going with ordinary gifts for the holidays, make something special. Even if you’re not a whiz in the kitchen, you can whip up this delicacy with just four ingredients. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Roadside Attractions: Season's Greenings at the United States Botanic Garden]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:29:20 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128572/roadside-attractions-seasons-greenings-at-the-united-states-botanic-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128572/roadside-attractions-seasons-greenings-at-the-united-states-botanic-garden Roadside Attractions: Season's Greenings at the United States Botanic Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
Went for my annual visit to view the U.S. Botanic Garden's Holiday Show and I wasn't disappointed! This year's theme is Roadside Attractions and it is a fun exhibit. Besides that, it is always lovely to enter the conservatory where it is delightfully warm to come in out of the cold and full of tropical blooms, stunning array of poinsettias, and impressive holiday decorations from decorated trees to hanging baskets, wreaths and more. Don't miss a chance to visit this live or go online and check it out. https://www.usbg.gov/plan-your-holiday-visit ]]>
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<![CDATA[Early December Garden to Kitchen]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:36:09 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128546/early-december-garden-to-kitchen http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128546/early-december-garden-to-kitchen Early December Garden to Kitchen Posted by cookinwithherbs
We have had a mild autumn/winter season thus far in my zone 7 Maryland garden. Still able to do chores in the garden and bring in bounty to create warming seasonal dishes. Time for harvesting whatever is still available, cleaning up the garden, last-minute planting, getting ready for the holidays and wood chores. What are you up to in your garden and kitchen? ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Idea for Detecting Potato Growing Problems]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:51:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128543/new-idea-for-detecting-potato-growing-problems http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128543/new-idea-for-detecting-potato-growing-problems New Idea for Detecting Potato Growing Problems Posted by WesternGardener
The Organic Potato Plant Detective, by Wood Prairie Family Farm, is a winner of the coveted 2018 Green Thumb Award by the Direct Gardening Association. The kit includes two different potato varieties that help growers and gardeners diagnose their potato growing problems. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Decorate Your House Like the White House]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:57:09 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128519/how-to-decorate-your-house-like-the-white-house http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128519/how-to-decorate-your-house-like-the-white-house How to Decorate Your House Like the White House Posted by WesternGardener
Everyone knows the holiday decorations at the White House are spectacular. That’s because it takes a year of planning, an army of volunteers, thousands of ornaments, and miles and miles of lights. But you don’t have to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to have a lavish display, you just need Laura Dowling's new book. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sage--It's not just for turkey!]]> Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:49:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128521/sage-its-not-just-for-turkey http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128521/sage-its-not-just-for-turkey Sage--It's not just for turkey! Posted by cookinwithherbs
Every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, folks get out their spice jars of neglected, little used sage--albeit some buy it fresh for the holiday, and then there of those of us gardeners who grow sage--and we go out to the herb bed and cut branches to use in our dinner. Sage is the most commonly used herb in turkey stuffing... and not much else. I think of sage as a cool-weather herb and use it often as a cooking ingredient in the cold fall and winter months. ]]>
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<![CDATA[7 Ways to Prevent Thanksgiving Food Waste]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:02:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128515/7-ways-to-prevent-thanksgiving-food-waste http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128515/7-ways-to-prevent-thanksgiving-food-waste 7 Ways to Prevent Thanksgiving Food Waste Posted by WesternGardener
We’re about the enter that time of year when “but it’s the holidays” is the go-to excuse for overindulging in those once-a-year favorite foods. When it comes to food waste, turn that excuse into 7 positive ways to approach the Thanksgiving meal. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Smoked Chiles en Adobo]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:37:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128511/smoked-chiles-en-adobo http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128511/smoked-chiles-en-adobo Smoked Chiles en Adobo Posted by cookinwithherbs
It is easy, though a bit time-consuming to smoke your own chiles and make this adobo sauce--however the end product is well worth it--wicked good stuff! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Smoking Chile Peppers]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:13:52 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128488/smoking-chile-peppers http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128488/smoking-chile-peppers Smoking Chile Peppers Posted by cookinwithherbs
Chipotle peppers are smoke-dried jalapeno peppers. The latter are thick-walled and do not dry well, so they have been smoked-dried for centuries. Recently, I decided to try smoking an assortment of chile peppers in a smoker and make my own chiles en adobo. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Decorate with Vegetables for Thanksgiving]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:16:57 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128480/how-to-decorate-with-vegetables-for-thanksgiving http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128480/how-to-decorate-with-vegetables-for-thanksgiving How to Decorate with Vegetables for Thanksgiving Posted by WesternGardener
We all know vegetables are an important part of the Thanksgiving feast, but they make gorgeous table decorations, too. Here are some special ways to use fruits and vegetables with plants and flowers to celebrate the harvest holiday. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Botanical Notecards: Make your own holiday cards and gifts]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:17:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128466/botanical-notecards-make-your-own-holiday-cards-and-gifts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128466/botanical-notecards-make-your-own-holiday-cards-and-gifts Botanical Notecards: Make your own holiday cards and gifts Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's not too late to press flowers and leaves of annuals and perennials to make your own botanical cards for holiday greetings or gift giving. ]]>
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<![CDATA[6 Ways to Reuse Halloween Pumpkins]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:48:39 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128449/6-ways-to-reuse-halloween-pumpkins http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128449/6-ways-to-reuse-halloween-pumpkins 6 Ways to Reuse Halloween Pumpkins Posted by WesternGardener
Instead of throwing that Halloween pumpkin away, put it to good use. There are plenty of ways for recycling that winter squash instead of letting it go to waste. ]]>
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