Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:53:35 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts <![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[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[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[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[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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Springtime in the Emerald Isle]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 12:56:57 -0500 Springtime in the Emerald Isle Posted by cookinwithherbs
Just returned from a trip to Ireland, where the countryside is lush and green from the spring rains--no wonder its moniker is the Emerald Isle. Come take a brief tour of some of the botanical wonders to behold there. ]]>
<![CDATA[Trapping Garden Pests With Yellow]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Trapping Garden Pests With Yellow Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Yellow can attract (and therefore trap) two of the worst gardening pests, the destructive cucumber beetle and the dreaded squash vine borer. ]]>
<![CDATA[Vegetables That Dig a Shady Garden]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:51:26 -0500 Vegetables That Dig a Shady Garden Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Don't let a little shade get you down. Some vegetables are made for the shade! ]]>
<![CDATA[Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:10:59 -0500 Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Nikki Jabbour and seventy-two of her closest garden-geek friends hang out for a Sunday brunch...and a book is born. ]]>
<![CDATA[Chives in Spring ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:24:27 -0500 Chives in Spring Posted by cookinwithherbs
Chives are truly one of the harbingers of spring and their fresh, green,onion-like flavor is welcome after the long winter months of heavy foods. Here are some tips on how I use chives to brighten up spring recipes. What to do with those hardboiled eggs? Make chive deviled eggs! ]]>
<![CDATA[New Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States ]]> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:12:13 -0500 New Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States Posted by WesternGardener
A new vegetable gardening book by Idaho author Mary Ann Newcomer is designed to help gardeners grow great gardens in spite of difficult conditions in the Rocky Mountain Region. She advises vegetable gardeners to "start small and dream big." ]]>
<![CDATA[ Are your Plants Dead or Alive?]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:02:13 -0500  Are your Plants Dead or Alive? Posted by cookinwithherbs
After the severe winter weather that many of us have experienced, there are a good number of plants out in the garden that are brown and look dead. Don’t go pulling them out or cutting them back, until you check to see if they are wick. ]]>
<![CDATA[10 Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:34:13 -0500 10 Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Put these water-wise garden tips to work in your garden and save water, time, and time. ]]>
<![CDATA[Catalog Review: NE Seed]]> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Catalog Review: NE Seed Posted by yourownvictorygarden
NE Seed provides commercial growers and home gardeners with Non-GMO conventional, organic, heirloom, Italian and hybrid vegetable, flower and herb seeds. ]]>
<![CDATA[Three Things for Spring Vegetable Gardening]]> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:04:42 -0500 Three Things for Spring Vegetable Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
What’s a good way to pass the time while waiting for the snow to melt and the ground to thaw? It’s thinking about ways to make vegetable gardening easier this season. ]]>