Copyright (c) 2018 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ Sun, 27 May 2018 20:34:36 -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[United States National Arboretum Celebrates Hops, Herb of the Year 2018]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 08:15:38 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128923/united-states-national-arboretum-celebrates-hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128923/united-states-national-arboretum-celebrates-hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 United States National Arboretum Celebrates Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 Posted by cookinwithherbs
Once a month, during the gardening season the Herb Society of America sponsors "Under the "Arbor", a series of herb-related events held at the US National Arboretum. Last weekend we celebrated Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 with hands-on demos, educational displays and lots of hoppy tastings. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Vegetables are a Surprising Source of Protein]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 15:26:25 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128920/vegetables-are-a-surprising-source-of-protein http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128920/vegetables-are-a-surprising-source-of-protein Vegetables are a Surprising Source of Protein Posted by WesternGardener
Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or flexitarian, vegetables offer a delicious source of protein for all kinds of eating plans. Here’s a list of protein-rich plants for your vegetable garden. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Glories of Spring in the Garden]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 23:17:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128900/the-glories-of-spring-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128900/the-glories-of-spring-in-the-garden The Glories of Spring in the Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
This is a thrilling time of year for gardeners. Each day we delight in the plants around us--what is popping up, producing food,budding, then flowering--not to mention what we are sowing and transplanting baby seedlings. It is both a relief and great joy to finally have our hands in the earth and have to scrub the dirt from our hands and tools. Now, if only the rain would give us a break, so I can get back out there!... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Take the Food Safe Vegetable Garden Quiz]]> Mon, 14 May 2018 12:04:47 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128897/take-the-food-safe-vegetable-garden-quiz http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128897/take-the-food-safe-vegetable-garden-quiz Take the Food Safe Vegetable Garden Quiz Posted by WesternGardener
How safe is the food you grow in your vegetable garden? Take this food safety quiz to find out. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Artichokes Are Edible and Architectural ]]> Mon, 07 May 2018 10:53:47 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128895/artichokes-are-edible-and-architectural http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128895/artichokes-are-edible-and-architectural Artichokes Are Edible and Architectural Posted by WesternGardener
If you’re looking for something new for your vegetable garden, think artichokes. These prized vegetables add extra interest wherever they’re planted. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrate National HerbDay with a Dozen Favorite Perennial Herbs]]> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:10:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128876/celebrate-national-herbday-with-a-dozen-favorite-perennial-herbs http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128876/celebrate-national-herbday-with-a-dozen-favorite-perennial-herbs Celebrate National HerbDay with a Dozen Favorite Perennial Herbs Posted by cookinwithherbs
On this last day of April, we are heading into the merry month of May and spring has finally arrived for real. Gardeners across the country are rejoicing--and I am delighted to see perennial herbs popping up here and there in the kitchen garden--these plants are fairly hardy so most of them make it through the cold of winter. We anxiously await their leafing out and we welcome them every spring, dear old friends that they are. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tips for Planting a Healthy Vegetable Garden]]> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:24:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128872/tips-for-planting-a-healthy-vegetable-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128872/tips-for-planting-a-healthy-vegetable-garden Tips for Planting a Healthy Vegetable Garden Posted by WesternGardener
Timing is everything when it comes to planting a vegetable garden, and patience pays off in a healthier and more productive garden. Here are some of the top tips for patient planting. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Double Duty Vegetable Gets Deserved Recognition]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:12:03 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128864/double-duty-vegetable-gets-deserved-recognition http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128864/double-duty-vegetable-gets-deserved-recognition Double Duty Vegetable Gets Deserved Recognition Posted by WesternGardener
It’s the Year of the Beet, and it’s about time. Beets may not be at the top of most vegetable gardener’s list, but they should be. Everything about this edible root is cause for celebration. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Everyday is Earth Day in the Garden]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:51:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128855/everyday-is-earth-day-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128855/everyday-is-earth-day-in-the-garden Everyday is Earth Day in the Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
After a very cold spring, this gardener decided to spend Earth Day in the garden with my hands in the earth. It was a perfect spring day--sunny and cool--at least the gale-force winds seem to have abated. Yesterday and today up until 1:09 pm this afternoon, we were in a 2nd quarter moon, in the sign of Cancer, which is a fruitful planting sign, so I wanted to get my aboveground plants transplanted and seeds sown before the moon traveled into Leo which is a barren sign. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fickle Spring]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:04:22 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128836/fickle-spring http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128836/fickle-spring Fickle Spring Posted by cookinwithherbs
This has been a topsy-turvy spring weather wise—-Mother Nature has certainly given us a rollercoaster ride of temperatures from 82 degrees one day plummeting to freezing the next day. Bringing the Bonnie Raitt song to mind “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About…” Because what else would we gardeners, as well as neighborhood folks at our local businesses, not to mention the national weather forecasters talk about… if it weren’t for the weather?! Aahhh, the fickleness of spring! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow a Pie with this Garden Plant]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:52:16 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128832/grow-a-pie-with-this-garden-plant http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128832/grow-a-pie-with-this-garden-plant Grow a Pie with this Garden Plant Posted by WesternGardener
If you’re looking for an edible perennial to add to your vegetable garden, consider pie plant. This old favorite is grown for its stems that make delicious pies, jams and jellies. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cultivating and Harvesting Hops (Humulus lupulus)]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:48:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128826/cultivating-and-harvesting-hops-humulus-lupulus http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128826/cultivating-and-harvesting-hops-humulus-lupulus Cultivating and Harvesting Hops (Humulus lupulus) Posted by cookinwithherbs
Since hops are Herb of the Year for 2018, I figure I ought to tell you about growing them--actually they are fairly easy to cultivate. Some gardeners find them to be invasive, since they send out underground runners and are a rapid-growing vine; they definitely need support and room to spread. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Plant Perennial Horseradish ]]> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:11:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128823/how-to-plant-perennial-horseradish http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128823/how-to-plant-perennial-horseradish How to Plant Perennial Horseradish Posted by WesternGardener
If you’re looking for something a little different to plant this season, why not try one of the oldest perennial herbs around? The large leaves of horseradish plants add structure to the vegetable garden, and they’re edible, too. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sorting through Hop Terminology]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2018 20:20:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128812/sorting-through-hop-terminology http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128812/sorting-through-hop-terminology Sorting through Hop Terminology Posted by cookinwithherbs
There are a variety of different names for parts of the hop plant and things related to hop growing—since there are so many terms hopping about, I decided to do some research and clarify some of these and their synonyms. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Buttermilk Biscuits with Scallions or Chives and Cheddar]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:06:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128808/buttermilk-biscuits-with-scallions-or-chives-and-cheddar http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128808/buttermilk-biscuits-with-scallions-or-chives-and-cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits with Scallions or Chives and Cheddar Posted by cookinwithherbs
There is nothing like homemade biscuits flavored with herbs and/or alliums—make these tasty biscuits flecked with some green alliums for St. Patty’s Day! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hops, Herb of the Year 2018]]> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:17:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128806/hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128806/hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 Posted by cookinwithherbs
This year, herbies and hopheads from around the country are celebrating Hops as Herb of the Year. The International Herb Association's newest publication Hops, Herb of the Year 2018: Brewing and Beyond is hot off the press! Read all about it! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cooking Videos for Vegetable Gardeners]]> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:59:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128803/cooking-videos-for-vegetable-gardeners http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128803/cooking-videos-for-vegetable-gardeners Cooking Videos for Vegetable Gardeners Posted by WesternGardener
Do you need some inspiration for what to plant in your vegetable garden this year? Consider these fresh-from-the-garden recipes before you start planting. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Spring is Bustin' Out all Over!]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:32:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128783/spring-is-bustin-out-all-over http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128783/spring-is-bustin-out-all-over Spring is Bustin' Out all Over! Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today celebrates the vernal equinox--the first day of spring. We gardeners rejoice that we are able to start sowing seed and soon will have out hands in the garden earth. For some of us, in warmer climes we are enjoying the harbingers of spring in their full regalia, while others in the northern states are looking forward to spring as the winter storms still continue with howling winds, rain, snow, sleet and even hail. Enjoy these photos from Brookgreen Garden in Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina and imagine your gardens to come! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant a Seed with Slow Food USA]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:24:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128781/plant-a-seed-with-slow-food-usa http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128781/plant-a-seed-with-slow-food-usa Plant a Seed with Slow Food USA Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners across the country can join a global food campaign by planting a special trio of companion plants. Slow Food USA’s Plant a Seed kit connects the Three Sisters to gardeners around the world. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Saint Patrick’s Day kicks off Gardening in March]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:58:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128771/saint-patricks-day-kicks-off-gardening-in-march http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128771/saint-patricks-day-kicks-off-gardening-in-march Saint Patrick’s Day kicks off Gardening in March Posted by cookinwithherbs
Many folks practice planting potatoes on Saint Patrick's Day, and some plant peas and/or onions too. This is a tradition for many gardeners who live in warmer climes, although I’ve seen hardcore gardeners get out there even in frigid weather and work the cold earth to get their first crop of potatoes in on St. Paddy’s Day. ]]>
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