Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:10:15 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts <![CDATA[Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style ]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:08:26 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:20:40 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Corn]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:51:55 -0500 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... ]]>
<![CDATA[Summer in the White House Kitchen Garden]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:08:19 -0500 Summer in the White House Kitchen Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
While all of our gardens are peaking right now, here is a garden you might want to take a closer peek at--the Nation's Kitchen Garden. Did you know that you can arrange a date for a private tour of the White House Kitchen Garden during this summer season? Last week, I went with the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America and we had the whole garden to ourselves (well of course, we were accompanied by some security as well as a guide)! ]]>
<![CDATA[Start Your Own Worm Compost Bin]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Start Your Own Worm Compost Bin Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Building your own worm compost (vermicompost) bin is an easy way to get a continuous supply of this great organic fertilizer. ]]>
<![CDATA[Eating Bugs for Fun]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:12:45 -0500 Eating Bugs for Fun Posted by WesternGardener
Even if you've been vegetable gardening for a just a short time, you've probably tasted a few bugs without knowing it. Now’s your chance to sample beetle larvae, crickets and mealworms for the fun of it at the 2014 edition of the Denver County Fair. ]]>
<![CDATA[Planning a Brand New Home Orchard]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:23:13 -0500 Planning a Brand New Home Orchard Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Brand new farm. Brand new home orchard. ]]>
<![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! ]]>