Copyright (c) 2015 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ Mon, 25 May 2015 00:55:06 -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[More Williamsburg and HSA Conference]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 15:04:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61342/more-williamsburg-and-hsa-conference http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61342/more-williamsburg-and-hsa-conference More Williamsburg and HSA Conference Posted by cookinwithherbs
On my last blog, I highlighted the Colonial Gardens in Williamsburg, having to limit myself to just 12 images. Here are 12 more with details on the conference, farmers' market, two great books, and a few more herbs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Visit to Williamsburg for HSA Conference]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 17:33:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61235/visit-to-williamsburg-for-hsa-conference http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61235/visit-to-williamsburg-for-hsa-conference  Visit to Williamsburg for HSA Conference Posted by cookinwithherbs
I recently attended and presented at the annual Herb Society of America conference, which took place this year in Colonial Williamsburg. If you haven't visited Williamsburg, Virginia, or been there recently--it is a wonderful place for a getaway or family vacation. There is lots to see and do, many gardens to walk through, it is educational and historic and there are no rides (well except for a horse and buggy)and no plastic. Things there are built out of wood and stone and brick as was done in colonial times. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Benefits of Container-grown Sandy Lettuce]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 14:19:48 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61328/benefits-of-container-grown-sandy-lettuce http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61328/benefits-of-container-grown-sandy-lettuce Benefits of Container-grown Sandy Lettuce Posted by WesternGardener
If you're looking for a new lettuce to try this season, why not plant some 'Sandy' lettuce? Despite its name, this All-America Selections winner is tender, sweet and grows exceptionally well in patio containers. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New 'Roxanne' Radish Certainly is a Winner]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 10:39:34 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61306/new-roxanne-radish-certainly-is-a-winner http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61306/new-roxanne-radish-certainly-is-a-winner New 'Roxanne' Radish Certainly is a Winner Posted by WesternGardener
All-America Selections picked a real winner when it selected 'Roxanne' radish for the 2015 season. This hybrid radish offers everything a vegetable gardener could ask for and in record time. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Keeping Insect Pests Out of the Vegetable Garden]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 15:42:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61289/keeping-insect-pests-out-of-the-vegetable-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61289/keeping-insect-pests-out-of-the-vegetable-garden Keeping Insect Pests Out of the Vegetable Garden Posted by WesternGardener
About 90 percent of the insects you see in your garden won’t cause plants any significant harm. Here are organic tips for handling the 10 percent that do. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fickle Spring]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:32:10 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61236/fickle-spring http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61236/fickle-spring Fickle Spring Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today is the last day of April and tomorrow we will celebrate May Day--this past month has been cold and wily--have had the woodstove going and the plant babies covered. Hopefully May will finally bring spring for us impatient gardeners! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant Scented Geraniums for Flavorful Meals]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:07:07 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61216/plant-scented-geraniums-for-flavorful-meals http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61216/plant-scented-geraniums-for-flavorful-meals Plant Scented Geraniums for Flavorful Meals Posted by WesternGardener
While planting the vegetable garden this year, be sure to add a few scented geranium plants. They're as lovely in the garden as they are tasty in garden-fresh recipes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[10 Fascinating Facts About Honey Bees]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:02:07 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61210/10-fascinating-facts-about-honey-bees http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61210/10-fascinating-facts-about-honey-bees 10 Fascinating Facts About Honey Bees Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Beyond the pollination, beyond the honey, is the amazing life of the bee colony. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Savory, Herb of the Year 2015]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:05:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61172/savory-herb-of-the-year-2015 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61172/savory-herb-of-the-year-2015 Savory, Herb of the Year 2015 Posted by cookinwithherbs
The International Herb Association's latest book Savory, Herb of the Year 2015 is hot off the presses. It is time to be planting savory plants or sowing summer savory seed right now! Celebrate this tasty herb. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Prevent Food Waste]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:52:34 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61084/how-to-prevent-food-waste http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61084/how-to-prevent-food-waste How to Prevent Food Waste Posted by WesternGardener
One way to celebrate Earth Day this year is to find ways to reduce food waste. Experts say that as much as half of all of the fresh fruits, vegetables and other fresh produce bought in the U.S. goes to waste. Here are a dozen ways to keep fresh vegetables in the fridge and out of the landfill. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant an Early Spring Container Garden]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:58:07 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61036/plant-an-early-spring-container-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61036/plant-an-early-spring-container-garden Plant an Early Spring Container Garden Posted by WesternGardener
The harvest for tasty greens and ripe radishes is only a few weeks away if you plant containers of some of the fastest growing edibles around. ]]>
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<![CDATA[On the Road: Kraut Recipe from a Wild and Cultured Herbal Lunch Menu]]> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:55:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60999/on-the-road-kraut-recipe-from-a-wild-and-cultured-herbal-lunch-menu http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60999/on-the-road-kraut-recipe-from-a-wild-and-cultured-herbal-lunch-menu On the Road: Kraut  Recipe from a Wild and Cultured Herbal Lunch Menu Posted by cookinwithherbs
Home again, however finishing up a few details from recent road trip. Attendees from the Medicinal Herb Workshop requested the Smoky Kale Sauerkraut recipe so here it is. ]]>
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<![CDATA[On the Road: Medicinal Herb Field Trip and Workshop in the Arkansas Ozarks]]> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:43:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60978/on-the-road-medicinal-herb-field-trip-and-workshop-in-the-arkansas-ozarks http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60978/on-the-road-medicinal-herb-field-trip-and-workshop-in-the-arkansas-ozarks On the Road: Medicinal Herb Field Trip and Workshop in the Arkansas Ozarks Posted by cookinwithherbs
Last weekend was the annual Medicinal Herb Field Trip and Workshop at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas. It sure is springtime in the Ozarks--check out the pix--and you'll feel like you were out on the trail with us! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow Herbs for a Spa Experience]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:22:05 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60953/grow-herbs-for-a-spa-experience http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60953/grow-herbs-for-a-spa-experience Grow Herbs for a  Spa Experience Posted by WesternGardener
A luxurious spa experience awaits you. All you need is The Herb Lover’s Spa Book and some fragrant herbs from your garden. ]]>
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<![CDATA[On the Road: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:46:39 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60910/on-the-road-lady-bird-johnson-wildflower-center http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60910/on-the-road-lady-bird-johnson-wildflower-center On the Road: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Posted by cookinwithherbs
I've read about and seen photos of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and always wanted to visit. Finally made it there and was impressed with the vast space, the rock structures and buildings, not to mention the fauna and flora. Come take a look... ]]>
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<![CDATA[15 Reasons Why You Should Plant Herbs this Year]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:49:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60904/15-reasons-why-you-should-plant-herbs-this-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60904/15-reasons-why-you-should-plant-herbs-this-year 15 Reasons Why You Should Plant Herbs this Year Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
If you've never grown a thing in your life -- start with herbs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[On the Road: American Botanical Council, Austin, Texas]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:36:48 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60889/on-the-road-american-botanical-council-austin-texas http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60889/on-the-road-american-botanical-council-austin-texas On the Road: American Botanical Council, Austin, Texas Posted by cookinwithherbs
This spring has been busy with a road trip from Arkansas to Texas and back--we saw miles and miles of Texas! We started with a program on 'Shrubs, Switchel and Beveridge: The Art of Creating Fruited Vinegars' at the ABC. Check out the gardens at the American Botanical Council. Check out the gardens at the ABC, why you should go visit, and become a member! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant Green Beans Up a Teepee Trellis]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:38:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60867/plant-green-beans-up-a-teepee-trellis http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60867/plant-green-beans-up-a-teepee-trellis Plant Green Beans Up a Teepee Trellis Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Plant pole beans, garden peas, nasturtiums, black-eyed Susan vines, sweet peas, miniature pumpkins, scarlet runner beans, or birdhouse gourds at the base of bamboo poles to create a teepee trellis. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Vegetable Grafting Mirrors Old Solanum Experiments ]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:05:52 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60846/new-vegetable-grafting-mirrors-old-solanum-experiments http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60846/new-vegetable-grafting-mirrors-old-solanum-experiments New Vegetable Grafting Mirrors Old Solanum Experiments Posted by WesternGardener
What do you get when you cross a tomato with a potato plant? If you answered the new Ketchup ‘n’ Fries plant from Territorial Seed Company, you’re right. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Grow Micro Greens Indoors--Part Two]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:15:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60786/how-to-grow-micro-greens-indoors-part-two http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60786/how-to-grow-micro-greens-indoors-part-two How to Grow Micro Greens Indoors--Part Two Posted by WesternGardener
If you planted your micro greens with me last week, your sprouts should have already popped up with their seed leaves called cotyledons. ]]>
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