Copyright (c) 2015 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:43:49 -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[Winter Ruminations]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:56:35 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60638/winter-ruminations http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60638/winter-ruminations Winter Ruminations Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today is the last day of January--and we are in the thick of winter weather here in zone 7 Maryland--days barely in the 30s and nights in the teens---bbbrrrhhh! Tomorrow is the first day of February which is a month of many notable dates not to mention the lengthening of days and the stirring of spring! This weekend is Imbolc on the Irish calendar and it is the celebration of midwinter. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Growing Vegetables for Fun and Profit in Denver]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:15:04 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60628/growing-vegetables-for-fun-and-profit-in-denver http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60628/growing-vegetables-for-fun-and-profit-in-denver Growing Vegetables for Fun and Profit in Denver Posted by WesternGardener
A new ordinance allows Denver gardeners to start a farmstand in their front yards. Urban farmers can now sell fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and even eggs in their residential neighborhoods. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60628/growing-vegetables-for-fun-and-profit-in-denver
<![CDATA[Fermentation: More Countertop Cultivation]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:08:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60612/fermentation-more-countertop-cultivation http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60612/fermentation-more-countertop-cultivation Fermentation: More Countertop Cultivation Posted by cookinwithherbs
In the throes of winter, looking out at the snow, we gardeners dream of growing gardens. With a surplus of root vegetables this time of year, I have been further experimenting with fermentation and here are some of my recent creations and tasty results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Test Old Vegetable Seeds Before Buying New]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:24:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60590/test-old-vegetable-seeds-before-buying-new http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60590/test-old-vegetable-seeds-before-buying-new Test Old Vegetable Seeds Before Buying New Posted by WesternGardener
If you want to save money on your vegetable garden this year, it pays to test your leftover vegetables seeds before investing in packets of new seeds. Use this simple germination test to find out how many new seeds you really need to buy. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Garden-pedia Gives Simple Answers to Tough Gardening Questions]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:17:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60571/garden-pedia-gives-simple-answers-to-tough-gardening-questions http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60571/garden-pedia-gives-simple-answers-to-tough-gardening-questions Garden-pedia Gives Simple Answers to Tough Gardening Questions Posted by WesternGardener
What happens when two experienced horticulturists write a gardening dictionary? Vegetable gardeners get a handy, easy-to-read, entertaining guide to more than 300 useful gardening terms. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60571/garden-pedia-gives-simple-answers-to-tough-gardening-questions
<![CDATA[Countertop Grow-Your-Own]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:49:08 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60530/countertop-grow-your-own http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60530/countertop-grow-your-own Countertop Grow-Your-Own Posted by cookinwithherbs
Okay so it is freezing outside--instead of getting the gardening blues--try growing a few simple healthy and nutritious foods right on your kitchen countertop... I've got sprouts sprouting and veggies fermenting! It is easy and fun to do these simple projects. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seed Library Membership Has its Benefits]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:10:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60483/seed-library-membership-has-its-benefits http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60483/seed-library-membership-has-its-benefits Seed Library Membership Has its Benefits Posted by WesternGardener
I just renewed my membership with the Hudson Valley Seed Library because of this year’s Community Seed offering. As a long-time vegetable gardener and satisfied library patron, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be part of the Breed Your Own Zucchini program. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60483/seed-library-membership-has-its-benefits
<![CDATA[Gardener's Wish List Fulfilled!]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 23:53:08 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60411/gardeners-wish-list-fulfilled http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60411/gardeners-wish-list-fulfilled Gardener's Wish List Fulfilled! Posted by cookinwithherbs
This gardener must have been very good last year because she received an abundance of presents this holiday season. Here are a few items, which most gardeners will appreciate! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Keep Your Seedlings Warm With A Holiday Light Heated Low Tunnel]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:06:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60394/keep-your-seedlings-warm-with-a-holiday-light-heated-low-tunnel http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60394/keep-your-seedlings-warm-with-a-holiday-light-heated-low-tunnel Keep Your Seedlings Warm With A Holiday Light Heated Low Tunnel Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Don’t put away your holiday lights away just yet! You can repurpose them to keep your seedlings warm. In this project, I 'take it outside’ and combine the lighted board with a frost cloth-covered low tunnel. The two will provide great protection from cold days and freezing nights. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Vegetable Gardening Trends for 2015]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:15:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60359/vegetable-gardening-trends-for-2015 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60359/vegetable-gardening-trends-for-2015 Vegetable Gardening Trends for 2015 Posted by WesternGardener
As another vegetable gardening year comes to a close, it’s time to look forward to next season. What will these five gardening trends hold in store for 2015? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Build A Moveable Straw Bale Cart]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60219/build-a-moveable-straw-bale-cart http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60219/build-a-moveable-straw-bale-cart Build A Moveable Straw Bale Cart Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This cart allows you to have a moveable straw bale garden on a deck or patio. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60219/build-a-moveable-straw-bale-cart
<![CDATA[New Ideas for Indoor Vegetable Gardening]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:56:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/59027/new-ideas-for-indoor-vegetable-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/59027/new-ideas-for-indoor-vegetable-gardening New Ideas for Indoor Vegetable Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners typically spend the winter months dreaming about spring planting. But that could change with Elizabeth Millard’s creative new approach for cultivating an indoor kitchen garden filled with all kinds of fresh herbs and vegetables. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/59027/new-ideas-for-indoor-vegetable-gardening
<![CDATA[Winter: Tis the Season]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:26:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/58935/winter-tis-the-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/58935/winter-tis-the-season Winter: Tis the Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today, December 21, is the first day of winter; the shortest day of the year and the longest night. Although the Winter Solstice marks Midwinter, it is a day which I look forward to, since from now on the days become longer. From this day until the first of January is a time for reflection and repose, as well as celebration. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Crop of Winners for 2015]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:15:58 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16563/new-crop-of-winners-for-2015 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16563/new-crop-of-winners-for-2015 New Crop of Winners for 2015 Posted by WesternGardener
'Tis the season to start thinking about what to plant in next year's garden. All-America Selections has a delicious new crop of winners for gardeners like you. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16563/new-crop-of-winners-for-2015
<![CDATA[Fire Cider Vinegar]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:11:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar Fire Cider Vinegar Posted by cookinwithherbs
This elixir is well known amongst herbalists, created by Rosemary Gladstar, and has been made by many of us for years now. December 6 was World Fire Cider Vinegar Day. Check out this easy recipe--I make this every fall after I harvest my horseradish--to use throughout the winter months for a general tonic and to help fight colds and flu. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar
<![CDATA[No More Gardening Guesswork]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:23:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16532/no-more-gardening-guesswork http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16532/no-more-gardening-guesswork No More Gardening Guesswork Posted by WesternGardener
If you’ve ever made your own seed tape with paper, glue and small vegetable seeds, you know the tape makes planting faster, easier and in straighter rows. What if you could plan and plant your entire garden that way? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrate National Cookie Day with Herbal Butter Cookies]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:22:10 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16505/celebrate-national-cookie-day-with-herbal-butter-cookies http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16505/celebrate-national-cookie-day-with-herbal-butter-cookies Celebrate National Cookie Day with Herbal Butter Cookies Posted by cookinwithherbs
December 4 is National Cookie Day and since this is a special holiday month--why not celebrate with cookies? Check out this recipe for a delightfully versatile cookie featuring herbs from the garden--with many variations--they are really easy to make and can be made ahead. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16505/celebrate-national-cookie-day-with-herbal-butter-cookies
<![CDATA[Catalog Review: Kitchen Garden Seeds]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 21:09:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16514/catalog-review-kitchen-garden-seeds http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16514/catalog-review-kitchen-garden-seeds Catalog Review: Kitchen Garden Seeds Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Kitchen Garden Seeds has been providing a great selection of vegetable, herb and flower seeds since 1908. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow Tunnel Update]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:08:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update Grow Tunnel Update Posted by cookinwithherbs
Here it is the last day of November and I am still harvesting lettuce, spinach, arugula, cilantro, parsley, chard, kale, mustard and collard greens in my zone 7 garden. This is due to the fact that it is growing in a small grow tunnel under floating row cover--this gardener is a happy camper! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update
<![CDATA[A Thanksgiving Celebration of Vegetables]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:15:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16486/a-thanksgiving-celebration-of-vegetables http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16486/a-thanksgiving-celebration-of-vegetables A Thanksgiving Celebration of Vegetables Posted by WesternGardener
Let’s give thanks to the early farmers, plant breeders and hybridizers for the vegetable bounty we’re about to enjoy on Thanksgiving. If it weren't for them, we might not have any beautiful, nutritious vegetables to pile on our plates. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16486/a-thanksgiving-celebration-of-vegetables