Copyright (c) 2014 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:06:07 -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[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. ]]>
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<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16320/jerusalem-artichokes
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16323/i-have-a-pair-of-honey-badger-garden-gloves
<![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
<![CDATA[Raised Bed Installation & Building Tips]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16198/raised-bed-installation-building-tips http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16198/raised-bed-installation-building-tips Raised Bed Installation & Building Tips Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Putting in a raised bed garden? Here are some “builders tips” to make the project easier. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16198/raised-bed-installation-building-tips
<![CDATA[Welcome Fall--Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:36:30 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16205/welcome-fall-celebrate-the-autumnal-equinox http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16205/welcome-fall-celebrate-the-autumnal-equinox Welcome Fall--Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year again already--the summer has come and gone--and today we celebrate the official arrival of autumn. There is still lots to do in the garden... ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16205/welcome-fall-celebrate-the-autumnal-equinox
<![CDATA[Alaska Vegetable Garden Offers Food for All]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:42:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16179/alaska-vegetable-garden-offers-food-for-all http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16179/alaska-vegetable-garden-offers-food-for-all Alaska Vegetable Garden Offers Food for All Posted by WesternGardener
The flowers, vegetables and herbs growing on the grounds of the Salvation Army office in Palmer, Alaska, is open to passersby who’d like to harvest fresh, local food from the raised beds. An effort of Grow Palmer, the garden encourages folks “take what you need and take time to pull a weed.” ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16179/alaska-vegetable-garden-offers-food-for-all
<![CDATA[Fall is in the Air: Enjoy the Last of Summer Bounty While You Can! ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:59:35 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16175/fall-is-in-the-air-enjoy-the-last-of-summer-bounty-while-you-can http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16175/fall-is-in-the-air-enjoy-the-last-of-summer-bounty-while-you-can Fall is in the Air: Enjoy the Last of Summer Bounty While You Can! Posted by cookinwithherbs
The cool weather has arrived and summer is going fast. Summer crops have stopped producing in my zone 7 garden; just picked the last tomatoes, though still have some herbs to harvest and chiles are ripening on the vine. The summer fruits--peaches and plums--are also dwindling, so now is the time to enjoy this last summer bounty. Harvest from the garden or stop by your local farmers' market or farm stand and enjoy the seasonal produce for supper--or put some up. Here is a simple recipe using the last of the plums along with some of those leggy, scented geraniums which need cutting back. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16175/fall-is-in-the-air-enjoy-the-last-of-summer-bounty-while-you-can
<![CDATA[Roundup of the Top Tomatoes for 2014]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:16:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16154/roundup-of-the-top-tomatoes-for-2014 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16154/roundup-of-the-top-tomatoes-for-2014 Roundup of the Top Tomatoes for 2014 Posted by WesternGardener
A late start, continued unseasonably cool weather and drenching rains early in the season meant tomatoes had a difficult time this year. The vegetable garden eventually came around and there were plenty of tomatoes to enjoy. Here are my top picks for 2014. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16154/roundup-of-the-top-tomatoes-for-2014
<![CDATA[Simple Way to Preserve Fresh Zucchini]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:52:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16146/simple-way-to-preserve-fresh-zucchini http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16146/simple-way-to-preserve-fresh-zucchini Simple Way to Preserve Fresh Zucchini Posted by WesternGardener
Sure, you’re tired of eating zucchini now, but this winter you may find yourself longing for the taste of some vegetables from your garden. Here’s the easiest way I’ve found for preserving some of your bountiful squash harvest. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16146/simple-way-to-preserve-fresh-zucchini
<![CDATA[Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style ]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:08:26 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16136/summer-salad-nicoise-style http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16136/summer-salad-nicoise-style Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style Posted by cookinwithherbs
Summertime and the living is easy--supper time involves as little cooking as possible--and preparing something simple with garden produce. Here is a recipe for an easy salad, Nicoise-style, using whatever you have on hand. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16136/summer-salad-nicoise-style