Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:59:31 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts <![CDATA[Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2015]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2015 Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Here are some great holiday gift ideas for the veggie gardener on your list. ]]>
<![CDATA[Easy-to-Make Holiday Gifts from Your Garden]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:41:34 -0500 Easy-to-Make Holiday Gifts from Your Garden Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
A collection of simple homemade garden crafts to give as gifts. ]]>
<![CDATA[Green Friday]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:58:15 -0500 Green Friday Posted by cookinwithherbs
While many folks were out experiencing "Black Friday"--I spent time in the out doors with family doing chores--and enjoying a beautiful day in nature. The next two days are great root moon planting days so if you haven't planted your garlic, now is a good time to do it! ]]>
<![CDATA[ All the Trimmings: Seasonal Side Dishes for the Holidays]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:58:52 -0500  All the Trimmings: Seasonal Side Dishes for the Holidays Posted by cookinwithherbs
We give thanks for the garden bounty and the farmers' markets for local organic produce and to the farmers everywhere for growing our food. Thanksgiving isn't all about turkey--here are some tasty side dish ideas to prepare for the people you love throughout the upcoming holidays. ]]>
<![CDATA[Fast Growing Greens Ready to Eat]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:39:31 -0500 Fast Growing Greens Ready to Eat Posted by WesternGardener
If you planted a container of garlic indoors in early November, the first batch of greens is ready for harvest. Here are 10 ways to use these inexpensive herbs to add flavor to your Thanksgiving menu. ]]>
<![CDATA[International Herb Association Conference in Fernandina Beach, Florida]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:18:38 -0500 International Herb Association Conference in Fernandina Beach, Florida Posted by cookinwithherbs
Here's a brief synopsis of a wonderful trip to Fernandina Beach, Florida for the recent IHA conference--a good time was had by all gathered--and we so enjoyed the warm weather and sunshine (a break from the cold temps back in my Maryland garden!). ]]>
<![CDATA[Is Growing Ketchup ‘n’ Fries a Good Idea?]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:53:34 -0500 Is Growing Ketchup ‘n’ Fries a Good Idea? Posted by WesternGardener
When I planted a Ketchup ‘n’ Fries grafted tomato-potato plant in spring, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Now that the harvest is over, it’s time to find out if that plant lived up to its name. ]]>
<![CDATA[Autumn in the South: The Okefenokee Swamp]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:19:35 -0500 Autumn in the South: The Okefenokee Swamp Posted by cookinwithherbs
The recent International Herb Association conference took me on a road trip to San Fernandina Beach, Florida. A trip to the Okefenokee Swamp was part of one of the tours--while there were freezing temps in other parts of the U.S.--its still warm and balmy down south. Come on and take a boat ride through the swamp! ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make Hot Pepper Sauce]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:16:09 -0500 How to Make Hot Pepper Sauce Posted by WesternGardener
What’s a gardener to do when the season isn’t long enough for Tabasco peppers to turn ripe-red? Make vinegar pepper sauce instead. ]]>
<![CDATA[Indoor Gardening with Garlic Greens]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 13:10:20 -0500 Indoor Gardening with Garlic Greens Posted by WesternGardener
Come grow with me! Summer gardening is over, so let's move our gardening indoors and grow some garlic greens together. ]]>
<![CDATA[Chile Pepper Season]]> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 22:15:39 -0500 Chile Pepper Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
Just before it frosted in my Maryland zone 7 garden, we harvested all of the chiles that were mature--and some that were still green. Many chiles were snipped from the plants into buckets, however, some plants covered with small chiles were just pulled up by the roots and hung to dry. Been processing them by various methods and have saved some out in the refrigerator to bring to the IHA Conference in Florida next week. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Feed Your Community]]> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 17:07:06 -0500 How to Feed Your Community Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Sharing vegetable and other produce with the community is an eye-opening experience for the whole family. ]]>
<![CDATA[7 Organic Mulches for the Vegetable Garden]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:12:05 -0500 7 Organic Mulches for the Vegetable Garden Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Fall, winter, and early spring are all great times to lay down a little mulch blanket. While any organic mulch is appropriate for the vegetable garden, sometimes there are strategic reasons to choose one over another. ]]>
<![CDATA[New England in Autumn, Tower Hill Botanic Garden]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 20:14:29 -0500 New England in Autumn, Tower Hill Botanic Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
On my recent trip to Massachusetts and Rhode Island, I went to visit The Gardens at Elm Bank (last blog) and Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Take a mini tour through these lovely gardens and conservatories and see why you need to put them on your list of gardens-to-visit! ]]>
<![CDATA[ New England in Autumn, The Gardens at Elm Bank]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:45:25 -0500  New England in Autumn, The Gardens at Elm Bank Posted by cookinwithherbs
Recently, I traveled to New England to give two presentations for the New England Unit of the Herb Society of America for their daylong symposium "Let's Drink to That!". Lucky me! I was dazzled by the fall foliage. I visited The Gardens at Elm Bank, home of the Massachusetts Hort Society and Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Since I can only post 12 photos per blog, I'm going to highlight Elm Bank here and Tower Hill in the next one. ]]>
<![CDATA[An Asian Market Tour Serves Up Vegetable Inspiration]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:20:17 -0500 An Asian Market Tour Serves Up Vegetable Inspiration Posted by WesternGardener
A guided tour through the endless aisles of a large Asian market serves as inspiration for next season’s vegetable garden. Join in and you might find something you’d like to add to your spring planting list, too. ]]>
<![CDATA[Colorful NuMex Easter Peppers Always Changing]]> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:44:11 -0500 Colorful NuMex Easter Peppers Always Changing Posted by WesternGardener
NuMex Easter ornamental chile peppers, an All-America Selections winner for 2014, lived up to its name. As these small peppers ripened, they turned from lavender to light yellow to orange. ]]>
<![CDATA[Gardening for the Homebrewer Book Review]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:38:37 -0500 Gardening for the Homebrewer Book Review Posted by WesternGardener
Fall’s the perfect time to take the garden harvest and transform it into flavorful beers, wines, ciders and a little-known recipe for “the champagne of Britain.” ]]>
<![CDATA[Rose Hips]]> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:06:54 -0500 Rose Hips Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you don't grow roses and harvest their hips in your own garden, the hedgerows, overgrown pastures and woods' edge are full of wild rose hips this time of year, that are yours for the labor of harvesting. Take advantage of this free crop, which is chockablock full of vitamin C! ]]>
<![CDATA[Seed Saving Tips from Seeds Trust]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Seed Saving Tips from Seeds Trust Posted by WesternGardener
Fall is the perfect time for vegetable gardeners to collect seeds from the plants they’d like to grow again. Julia Coffey, seed steward and owner of Seeds Trust, shares her tips for seed saving – and why saving seeds is like saving the world. ]]>