Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:22:40 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts <![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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part II]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 06:30:00 -0500 Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part II Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Keep your squash and pumpkin plants alive when they have been attacked by the squash vine borer. ]]>
<![CDATA[Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part I]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 06:00:00 -0500 Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part I Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Combating the squash vine borer at its beginning stages - the pupae and egg stage. ]]>
<![CDATA[Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part III]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 06:00:00 -0500 Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part III Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Get an upper hand in your battle against squash vine borers by eliminating the moths. ]]>
<![CDATA[Plant an Asparagus Patch]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 22:25:09 -0500 Plant an Asparagus Patch Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
You've never really tasted asparagus before if you haven't eaten it fresh from the garden. Plant your own patch of asparagus. ]]>
<![CDATA[More on Fermenting Chiles]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 21:49:05 -0500 More on Fermenting Chiles Posted by cookinwithherbs
My last post I showed you how to ferment chile peppers. This brief video shows a few more fermentation lids, how to tell when chiles are ready and how to store them. ]]>
<![CDATA[Root Pruning Ripens Green Tomatoes]]> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:04:16 -0500 Root Pruning Ripens Green Tomatoes Posted by WesternGardener
It's an age-old vegetable gardening question: How can I get green tomatoes to ripen faster? Root pruning is one way to help speed up the ripening process. ]]>
<![CDATA[Fermenting Chile Peppers]]> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 21:25:44 -0500 Fermenting Chile Peppers Posted by cookinwithherbs
It is the chile harvest season and time to put up the bounty! fermenting hot peppers is a great alternative to pickling and canning--offering great flavor, more vitamins and minerals and better health. Check it out... ]]>
<![CDATA[Square Foot Gardening Turns 40]]> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:50:52 -0500 Square Foot Gardening Turns 40 Posted by WesternGardener
The revolutionary vegetable gardening method called Square Foot Gardening is having a big anniversary in 2016. Here’s how you can help Mel Bartholomew celebrate his remarkable achievement. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patio Pepper Roundup for 2015]]> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:42:55 -0500 Patio Pepper Roundup for 2015 Posted by WesternGardener
It’s time for the annual pepper roundup in my patio garden. Here are some of the top picks for the 2015 gardening season. ]]>
<![CDATA[Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:36:59 -0500 Castor Bean (Ricinus communis) Posted by cookinwithherbs
Although castor bean is a gorgeous, showy plant in the garden, the seeds are poisonous. So why would one want to grow it? Read on to find out... ]]>
<![CDATA[Container Tomato Yields Big Results]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:00:49 -0500 Container Tomato Yields Big Results Posted by WesternGardener
In a surprise victory for small-space vegetable gardeners, a container-grown tomato won the largest tomato contest at a local garden center and a $100 gift card payday. ]]>
<![CDATA[5 Ways to Garden Together as a Family]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:48:58 -0500 5 Ways to Garden Together as a Family Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Gardening as a family let's you create lasting memories and offers more opportunities to connect with one another. ]]>
<![CDATA[10 Garden Basil Varieties ]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:42:59 -0500 10 Garden Basil Varieties Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
There's enough basil varieties to plant a garden dedicated to them. ]]>
<![CDATA[Green Chile Season]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:19:54 -0500 Green Chile Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year again--the green chiles are here! The Hatch chile tractor trailers has been pulling into towns across the nation to deliver these glorious New Mexico capsicums. I also have them in my garden, however I get a case to freeze so I can have my capsaicin fix all winter long. Here are a few favorite ways to use them. ]]>
<![CDATA[Cate’s Garden Pruning Shears Review ]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:45:21 -0500 Cate’s Garden Pruning Shears Review Posted by WesternGardener
Every gardener I know is always on the lookout for tools to make typical gardening tasks easier. That’s why I grabbed the chance to test two new pruning shears from Cate’s Garden. ]]>
<![CDATA[Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina]]> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 17:41:29 -0500 Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you are ever going to South Carolina, or just passing through, make this garden a stop on your list of places to visit. Besides wonderful gardens and ancient live oak trees, fountains and vistas, there are trails, a native animal collection, children's garden, pollinator garden, labyrinth, a small butterfly house, gift shop and cafe--and an incredibly amazing sculpture collection. Plan to spend a day. ]]>
<![CDATA[Small Winter Squash for Small-Space Gardens]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:07:01 -0500 Small Winter Squash for Small-Space Gardens Posted by WesternGardener
Small-space gardeners rejoice! Seed companies have taken a special interest in offering plants that can grow just about anywhere, like these adorable 'Climbing Honey Nut' baby butternut squashes. ]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Gardening in the Ozarks]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:14:08 -0500 Summer Gardening in the Ozarks Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's hot down here in the Ozarks--really hot and humid--with temps mostly in the high 90s everyday. There has been a good bit of rain, though gardens are thirsty and some are parched if they haven't been watered. However, there is still a great deal of garden bounty to be had. ]]>
<![CDATA[Try This Edible Ornamental Basket]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Try This Edible Ornamental Basket Posted by WesternGardener
Small-space gardeners know how important it is to make the most of every inch in the vegetable garden. This edible ornamental hanging basket combines two plants with delicious fruits, flowers and foliage. ]]>