Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:01:21 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts <![CDATA[Plant an Edible Ornamental Hanging Basket]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:35:18 -0500 Plant an Edible Ornamental Hanging Basket Posted by WesternGardener
Why choose between an ornamental garden or an edible one? Here’s a simple planting idea for a different take on a hanging basket. ]]>
<![CDATA[Veggie Garden Tidbits, Volume I]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Veggie Garden Tidbits, Volume I Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Here’s the first volume of random, yet helpful tips and thoughts to feed your garden brain. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make a Shrub]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:12:40 -0500 How to Make a Shrub Posted by cookinwithherbs
This is not a shrub as in a bush that grows in one's garden, rather it is a beverage made from infusing fruits, herbs or even vegetables in apple cider vinegar. ]]>
<![CDATA[The 20-30 Something Garden Guide by Dee Nash Book Review]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:38:20 -0500 The 20-30 Something Garden Guide by Dee Nash Book Review Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Are you a 20-30 something that just happens to be new to gardening? We've got the book for you! ]]>
<![CDATA[Vegetable Gardening in the Rocky Mountain Region]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:34:33 -0500 Vegetable Gardening in the Rocky Mountain Region Posted by WesternGardener
Mid-summer is a good time to evaluate your vegetable gardening efforts. If the garden isn’t living up to your expectations, you might want to turn to a new book that will help you “Plant, Grow and Eat the Best Edibles for Rocky Mountain Gardens.” ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make an Herbal Vinegar]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:18:50 -0500 How to Make an Herbal Vinegar Posted by cookinwithherbs
Herbs are flourishing and it is time for the first harvest. Capture herbal essence by making herb-flavored vinegars--it is fun and easy to do--and you will have tasty infusions for the year ahead. ]]>
<![CDATA[Salute to Tomatoes in Patriotic Hues ]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:09:09 -0500 Salute to Tomatoes in Patriotic Hues Posted by WesternGardener
In honor of Independence Day, here’s my salute to the red, white and blue—tomatoes, that is. ]]>
<![CDATA[Growing Sunflowers]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:59:26 -0500 Growing Sunflowers Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Sunflowers are hardy, easy-to-grow annuals, and come in a variety of sizes and colors. They say "summer" like no other plant. ]]>
<![CDATA[Midsummer Garden]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:37:27 -0500 Midsummer Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
We've just celebrated the solstice and midsummer is officially dated at June 24--so now we are heading into the summer garden season. The garden is abuzz--full of pollinators--plants to harvest and all sorts of lovely veggies coming on. Oh and the weeds... the never-ending garden chore... Here's what is happening in my zone 7 garden... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Perfectly Portable Potting Bench]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:00:00 -0500 A Perfectly Portable Potting Bench Posted by WesternGardener
Would you like a simple summer project? Then dust off that old ironing board and re-purpose it as a portable potting bench. A coat of paint is all you need. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Ideas in Vertical Vegetable Gardening]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0500 New Ideas in Vertical Vegetable Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
Vining vegetables, from pole beans to tomatoes, need a strong trellis to keep the fruit growing up. In addition to manufactured vertical gardens, DIYers can stretch their creativity for getting their gardens off the ground. ]]>
<![CDATA[Vegetable Bundle Basics]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:44:41 -0500 Vegetable Bundle Basics Posted by cookinwithherbs
When I wrote about grilling last weekend, I got a number of requests on how to make veggie bundles. So here are veggie bundle basics--telling you which veggies combine well with which herbs--and a link at the end for a recipe. Just in time to cook for the summer solstice--enjoy! ]]>
<![CDATA[Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This compost bin design has been popular for years. It features convenient removable sides and maximum air circulation. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Pollinate Zucchini by Hand]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:28:43 -0500 How to Pollinate Zucchini by Hand Posted by WesternGardener
If you’ve noticed the fruits of your zucchini plants are dying on the plant, you may need to take an active hand in pollination. Here are some tips to help you get started. ]]>
<![CDATA[Grilling Season]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:29:25 -0500 Grilling Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
Once the weather warms up and the farmers' markets reopen for the season and our gardens start producing crops to harvest, the grilling season has begun! Vegetables on the grill are an easy way to fix dinner or entertain and there are infinite variations. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Book for Gardeners: The Soil Will Save Us ]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 08:00:00 -0500 New Book for Gardeners: The Soil Will Save Us Posted by WesternGardener
If you’re worried about the climate crisis, it’s time to stop looking at the thermometer and start looking beneath your feet. Kristin Ohlson helps us discover how the health of our planet depends on the health of our soils in her important new book. ]]>
<![CDATA[How Redworms Reproduce]]> Sat, 31 May 2014 23:40:33 -0500 How Redworms Reproduce Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
If you've ever laid in bed at night, staring at the ceiling and wondering "How do worms make babies?" Have I got a post for you. ]]>
<![CDATA[Salad Days]]> Sat, 31 May 2014 19:52:26 -0500 Salad Days Posted by cookinwithherbs
We've had a cool spring and rain so this year the salad greens are phenomenal. And I don't just mean lettuce (although I love the choices we have)... no ho hum salads around here. If you grow some of these greens--and it's not to late to plant them--every salad will be a chef's delight. ]]>
<![CDATA[Thoughts on Compost Activators and Inoculators]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 17:11:21 -0500 Thoughts on Compost Activators and Inoculators Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Want to rev up your compost a little? ]]>
<![CDATA[There's A Garden App For That, Part III]]> Fri, 30 May 2014 07:00:00 -0500 There's A Garden App For That, Part III Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Need to identify a pest, plant or disease? Look no further than your mobile apps. ]]>