Copyright (c) 2014 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:51:11 -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[New Crop of Winners for 2015]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:15:58 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16563/new-crop-of-winners-for-2015 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16563/new-crop-of-winners-for-2015 New Crop of Winners for 2015 Posted by WesternGardener
'Tis the season to start thinking about what to plant in next year's garden. All-America Selections has a delicious new crop of winners for gardeners like you. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fire Cider Vinegar]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:11:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar Fire Cider Vinegar Posted by cookinwithherbs
This elixir is well known amongst herbalists, created by Rosemary Gladstar, and has been made by many of us for years now. December 6 was World Fire Cider Vinegar Day. Check out this easy recipe--I make this every fall after I harvest my horseradish--to use throughout the winter months for a general tonic and to help fight colds and flu. ]]>
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<![CDATA[No More Gardening Guesswork]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:23:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16532/no-more-gardening-guesswork http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16532/no-more-gardening-guesswork No More Gardening Guesswork Posted by WesternGardener
If you’ve ever made your own seed tape with paper, glue and small vegetable seeds, you know the tape makes planting faster, easier and in straighter rows. What if you could plan and plant your entire garden that way? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrate National Cookie Day with Herbal Butter Cookies]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:22:10 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16505/celebrate-national-cookie-day-with-herbal-butter-cookies http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16505/celebrate-national-cookie-day-with-herbal-butter-cookies Celebrate National Cookie Day with Herbal Butter Cookies Posted by cookinwithherbs
December 4 is National Cookie Day and since this is a special holiday month--why not celebrate with cookies? Check out this recipe for a delightfully versatile cookie featuring herbs from the garden--with many variations--they are really easy to make and can be made ahead. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16505/celebrate-national-cookie-day-with-herbal-butter-cookies
<![CDATA[Catalog Review: Kitchen Garden Seeds]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 21:09:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16514/catalog-review-kitchen-garden-seeds http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16514/catalog-review-kitchen-garden-seeds Catalog Review: Kitchen Garden Seeds Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Kitchen Garden Seeds has been providing a great selection of vegetable, herb and flower seeds since 1908. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow Tunnel Update]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:08:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update Grow Tunnel Update Posted by cookinwithherbs
Here it is the last day of November and I am still harvesting lettuce, spinach, arugula, cilantro, parsley, chard, kale, mustard and collard greens in my zone 7 garden. This is due to the fact that it is growing in a small grow tunnel under floating row cover--this gardener is a happy camper! ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Thanksgiving Celebration of Vegetables]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:15:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16486/a-thanksgiving-celebration-of-vegetables http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16486/a-thanksgiving-celebration-of-vegetables A Thanksgiving Celebration of Vegetables Posted by WesternGardener
Let’s give thanks to the early farmers, plant breeders and hybridizers for the vegetable bounty we’re about to enjoy on Thanksgiving. If it weren't for them, we might not have any beautiful, nutritious vegetables to pile on our plates. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Persimmons]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:58:15 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16475/persimmons http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16475/persimmons Persimmons Posted by cookinwithherbs
While I was in the Ozarks, I watched the persimmon trees (where there is an abundance of them in the wild) as the fruits turned orange and full fleshed, then some started to wrinkle and wither and began to fall and then the trees lost their leaves. Some of the fruits were ready to eat a month ago--and they are still ripening--gather some now! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2014]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16452/holiday-gift-ideas-for-veggie-gardeners-2014 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16452/holiday-gift-ideas-for-veggie-gardeners-2014 Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2014 Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Here are some great holiday gift ideas for the veggie gardener on your list. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Giving Thanks for the Patron Saint of Gardeners]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:24:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16450/giving-thanks-for-the-patron-saint-of-gardeners http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16450/giving-thanks-for-the-patron-saint-of-gardeners Giving Thanks for the Patron Saint of Gardeners Posted by WesternGardener
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, let’s recognize the accomplishments of someone who dedicated his life to healing the sick and poor through the power of growing vegetables and herbs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sweet Patooties are in Season!]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:36:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16422/sweet-patooties-are-in-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16422/sweet-patooties-are-in-season Sweet Patooties are in Season! Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year again--most gardeners harvest sweet potatoes before a frost--so right now sweet potatoes are piled high on roadside stands, at farmers' markets and in the grocery store. We are seeing them everywhere since they are a popular menu item for the Thanksgiving feast. See how to store them and check out some delightful recipes... ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16422/sweet-patooties-are-in-season
<![CDATA[Natural Fertilizer Boosts Organic Gardening]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:35:49 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16412/natural-fertilizer-boosts-organic-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16412/natural-fertilizer-boosts-organic-gardening Natural Fertilizer Boosts Organic Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
Organic gardeners are always on the lookout for all-natural, multi-purpose products that can be used to improve their gardening efforts. As it turns out, one old-fashioned fertilizer could be your perfect cup of tea. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16412/natural-fertilizer-boosts-organic-gardening
<![CDATA[#Garden365 Encourages Year-round Gardening]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:06:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16379/garden365-encourages-year-round-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16379/garden365-encourages-year-round-gardening #Garden365 Encourages Year-round Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
The calendar may read November, but there are still plenty of vegetable gardeners gearing up for planting. A new push for year-round gardening is helping to support gardeners who want to grow 365 days a year. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16379/garden365-encourages-year-round-gardening
<![CDATA[Pumpkintime]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:03:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16355/pumpkintime http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16355/pumpkintime Pumpkintime Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year again--Happy Halloween! Don't toss the pumpkin that you have been using to decorate your front stoop--bring it into the kitchen and use it in some seasonal recipes--here's a tasty treat: Pumpkin Scones with Thyme! ]]>
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<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16236/hoop-house-style-raised-bed-frost-protection
<![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. ]]>
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<![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. ]]>
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<![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? ]]>
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