Copyright (c) 2014 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:38:18 -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[Build Your Own Wheelie Bin Composter]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16237/build-your-own-wheelie-bin-composter http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16237/build-your-own-wheelie-bin-composter Build Your Own Wheelie Bin Composter Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This composter turns a garbage bin into a moveable compost machine. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16237/build-your-own-wheelie-bin-composter
<![CDATA[Floating Row Cover and Grow Tunnels Extend the Growing Season]]> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:17:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16221/floating-row-cover-and-grow-tunnels-extend-the-growing-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16221/floating-row-cover-and-grow-tunnels-extend-the-growing-season Floating Row Cover and Grow Tunnels Extend the Growing Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
Although summer has gone and fall is here, it does not mean the end of the growing season. By using floating row cover or a grow tunnel covered with it--you can enjoy cool weather crop until the weather freezes. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16221/floating-row-cover-and-grow-tunnels-extend-the-growing-season
<![CDATA[Can You Top this Cabbage?]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:20:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16217/can-you-top-this-cabbage http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16217/can-you-top-this-cabbage Can You Top this Cabbage? Posted by WesternGardener
The winner of the 2014 Giant Cabbage Weigh-off at the Alaska State Fair tipped the scale at almost 118 pounds. One of the premier events at the fair, the cabbage contest draws world-wide attention. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16217/can-you-top-this-cabbage
<![CDATA[Raised Bed Installation & Building Tips]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16198/raised-bed-installation-building-tips http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16198/raised-bed-installation-building-tips Raised Bed Installation & Building Tips Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Putting in a raised bed garden? Here are some “builders tips” to make the project easier. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16198/raised-bed-installation-building-tips
<![CDATA[Welcome Fall--Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:36:30 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16205/welcome-fall-celebrate-the-autumnal-equinox http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16205/welcome-fall-celebrate-the-autumnal-equinox Welcome Fall--Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year again already--the summer has come and gone--and today we celebrate the official arrival of autumn. There is still lots to do in the garden... ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16205/welcome-fall-celebrate-the-autumnal-equinox
<![CDATA[Alaska Vegetable Garden Offers Food for All]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:42:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16179/alaska-vegetable-garden-offers-food-for-all http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16179/alaska-vegetable-garden-offers-food-for-all Alaska Vegetable Garden Offers Food for All Posted by WesternGardener
The flowers, vegetables and herbs growing on the grounds of the Salvation Army office in Palmer, Alaska, is open to passersby who’d like to harvest fresh, local food from the raised beds. An effort of Grow Palmer, the garden encourages folks “take what you need and take time to pull a weed.” ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16179/alaska-vegetable-garden-offers-food-for-all
<![CDATA[Fall is in the Air: Enjoy the Last of Summer Bounty While You Can! ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:59:35 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16175/fall-is-in-the-air-enjoy-the-last-of-summer-bounty-while-you-can http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16175/fall-is-in-the-air-enjoy-the-last-of-summer-bounty-while-you-can Fall is in the Air: Enjoy the Last of Summer Bounty While You Can! Posted by cookinwithherbs
The cool weather has arrived and summer is going fast. Summer crops have stopped producing in my zone 7 garden; just picked the last tomatoes, though still have some herbs to harvest and chiles are ripening on the vine. The summer fruits--peaches and plums--are also dwindling, so now is the time to enjoy this last summer bounty. Harvest from the garden or stop by your local farmers' market or farm stand and enjoy the seasonal produce for supper--or put some up. Here is a simple recipe using the last of the plums along with some of those leggy, scented geraniums which need cutting back. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16175/fall-is-in-the-air-enjoy-the-last-of-summer-bounty-while-you-can
<![CDATA[Roundup of the Top Tomatoes for 2014]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:16:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16154/roundup-of-the-top-tomatoes-for-2014 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16154/roundup-of-the-top-tomatoes-for-2014 Roundup of the Top Tomatoes for 2014 Posted by WesternGardener
A late start, continued unseasonably cool weather and drenching rains early in the season meant tomatoes had a difficult time this year. The vegetable garden eventually came around and there were plenty of tomatoes to enjoy. Here are my top picks for 2014. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16154/roundup-of-the-top-tomatoes-for-2014
<![CDATA[Simple Way to Preserve Fresh Zucchini]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:52:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16146/simple-way-to-preserve-fresh-zucchini http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16146/simple-way-to-preserve-fresh-zucchini Simple Way to Preserve Fresh Zucchini Posted by WesternGardener
Sure, you’re tired of eating zucchini now, but this winter you may find yourself longing for the taste of some vegetables from your garden. Here’s the easiest way I’ve found for preserving some of your bountiful squash harvest. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16146/simple-way-to-preserve-fresh-zucchini
<![CDATA[Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style ]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:08:26 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16136/summer-salad-nicoise-style http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16136/summer-salad-nicoise-style Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style Posted by cookinwithherbs
Summertime and the living is easy--supper time involves as little cooking as possible--and preparing something simple with garden produce. Here is a recipe for an easy salad, Nicoise-style, using whatever you have on hand. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16136/summer-salad-nicoise-style
<![CDATA[Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:20:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16082/garden-bounty-late-summer-garden-happenings http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16082/garden-bounty-late-summer-garden-happenings Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings Posted by cookinwithherbs
What's going on in your garden? As the harvest season is peaking and some of our summer vegetable and herb plants are winding down, it is time for preserving, tidying up and getting ready to plant a few fall crops. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16082/garden-bounty-late-summer-garden-happenings
<![CDATA[Catalog Review: Pepper Joe's]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:50:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16112/catalog-review-pepper-joes http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16112/catalog-review-pepper-joes Catalog Review: Pepper Joe's Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Pepper Joe's offers a great variety of pepper seeds, including the Guinness Book of World Records' hottest pepper variety, the Carolina Reaper. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16112/catalog-review-pepper-joes
<![CDATA[Summer Corn & Avocado Salsa]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:46:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16101/summer-corn-avocado-salsa http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16101/summer-corn-avocado-salsa Summer Corn & Avocado Salsa Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
I'm a freak for all kinds of salsas. I've got to share with you one such refreshing recipe that my bestie and me came up with this summer. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16101/summer-corn-avocado-salsa
<![CDATA[Garden Fresh Ratatouille ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:28:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16097/garden-fresh-ratatouille http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16097/garden-fresh-ratatouille Garden Fresh Ratatouille Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Our own spin on Ratatouille is the perfect compliment for your garden bounty! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16097/garden-fresh-ratatouille
<![CDATA[Corn]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:51:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16083/corn http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16083/corn Corn Posted by cookinwithherbs
When I think of favorite summer produce--tomatoes, corn and peaches top my list. I eat tomatoes and peaches every single day--and corn almost daily. Though we enjoy them most now--it is time to preserve some for this winter. Recently my local farmer called and said the corn is ready, so I grabbed my knife and freezer zip-lock bags and headed over to shuck and jive... ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16083/corn
<![CDATA[Sweet Herb Planter Yields Just Desserts]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16067/sweet-herb-planter-yields-just-desserts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16067/sweet-herb-planter-yields-just-desserts Sweet Herb Planter Yields Just Desserts Posted by WesternGardener
A combination of sweet mint and pineapple sage means many sweet summertime treats. Here’s how to grow a sweet herb planter and how to enjoy the results.weet ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16067/sweet-herb-planter-yields-just-desserts
<![CDATA[Toss a Tomato Tasting Party]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:10:51 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16047/toss-a-tomato-tasting-party http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16047/toss-a-tomato-tasting-party Toss a Tomato Tasting Party Posted by WesternGardener
If you want to be the most popular gardener in your neighborhood, plan an end-of-season tomato tasting party. It’s a great way to make friends, celebrate the harvest and find new tomato varieties to plant in your garden next year. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16047/toss-a-tomato-tasting-party
<![CDATA[Preparing Your Garden For Fall]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16039/preparing-your-garden-for-fall http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16039/preparing-your-garden-for-fall Preparing Your Garden For Fall Posted by yourownvictorygarden
As the summer heat is (slowly) winding down, excitement is building for the best gardening season of the year. Here’s how to get ready for it. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16039/preparing-your-garden-for-fall
<![CDATA[Plant a Pizza Garden in a Pot]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:00:31 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16031/plant-a-pizza-garden-in-a-pot http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16031/plant-a-pizza-garden-in-a-pot Plant a Pizza Garden in a Pot Posted by WesternGardener
One easy way to make the most of your small space vegetable garden is to plant an edible theme garden. My pizza garden in a pot has made for delicious results. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16031/plant-a-pizza-garden-in-a-pot
<![CDATA[Summer Vacation to Canada]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 14:57:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15980/summer-vacation-to-canada http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15980/summer-vacation-to-canada Summer Vacation to Canada Posted by cookinwithherbs
I recently did a road trip to Toronto with herbalgalpals to attend the International Herb Association's annual conference. Here are a few highlights--gardens for you to visit vicariously, or next time you go to Canada--or put them on your list of things to do. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15980/summer-vacation-to-canada