Copyright (c) 2015 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/go-organic Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:55:03 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.vegetablegardener.com/go-organic <![CDATA[Green Chile Season]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:19:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61792/green-chile-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61792/green-chile-season 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Purslane in the Kitchen]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:48:02 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61640/purslane-in-the-kitchen http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61640/purslane-in-the-kitchen Purslane in the Kitchen Posted by cookinwithherbs
Last week, I wrote about purslane and the benefit of having it in one's garden. For those of you new to portulaca, here are a few recipe ideas using purslane. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:04:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61630/purslane-portulaca-oleracea http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61630/purslane-portulaca-oleracea Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) Posted by cookinwithherbs
I decided to do this blog on one of my favorite naturalized garden weeds since it has been in the news lately. https://www.facebook.com/TheEdenPrescription/photos/a.201474409907598.64598.130965870291786/820695717985461/?type=1&fref=nf&pnref=story Did you know that Portulaca oleracea contains the highest amount of omega-3s of any plant in the vegetable kingdom, not to mention it is full of minerals and vitamins A and C? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Monarda in the Kitchen]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:16:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61607/monarda-in-the-kitchen http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61607/monarda-in-the-kitchen Monarda in the Kitchen Posted by cookinwithherbs
Last week I posted a blog about the glorious beebalm blooming in my garden. I've had some requests as to how to cook with it, so here are a few of my favorite recipes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Repel Mosquitoes While Gardening]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:09:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61600/how-to-repel-mosquitoes-while-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61600/how-to-repel-mosquitoes-while-gardening How to Repel Mosquitoes While Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
Gardening in summer can be tough enough without having to deal with annoying insects, like mosquitoes. Instead of swatting these pests away, you can serve them up as a dragonfly buffet with a Thermacell area mosquito repellent. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Monarda spp.]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:55:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61576/monarda-spp http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61576/monarda-spp Monarda spp. Posted by cookinwithherbs
Right now my beebalms, also known as monarda are ablaze with color in the garden. Their flowers have an inimitable shaggy-headed appearance which attract all sorts of pollinators. If you don't have any monardas in your garden, now is the time to plant them. They are like brightly colored firecrackers in the garden, bursting with bloom just in time for the Fourth of July. ]]>
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<![CDATA[9 Tips for Growing Vegetables in Window Boxes]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:43:49 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61572/9-tips-for-growing-vegetables-in-window-boxes http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61572/9-tips-for-growing-vegetables-in-window-boxes 9 Tips for Growing Vegetables in Window Boxes Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
I've been very happy with these pint-sized veggie gardens as long as I remember that they can require a little special attention on occasion. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Peat Moss Alternatives]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:21:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61568/peat-moss-alternatives http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61568/peat-moss-alternatives Peat Moss Alternatives Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
The fact that gardeners have enjoyed a long love affair with peat moss is completely understandable. Here's the problem. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Quick and Easy White Bean Salad with Savory ]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:55:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61488/quick-and-easy-white-bean-salad-with-savory http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61488/quick-and-easy-white-bean-salad-with-savory Quick and Easy White Bean Salad with Savory Posted by cookinwithherbs
Even though it is not officially summer on the calendar, the weather says otherwise here in Maryland--we are having a heatwave! I recently made this for Savory, Herb of the Year 2015 demo at the USBG and it was a hit. Really, it takes just about 10 minutes to make and its a great lunch or supper in this hot weather! This simple recipe is quick and easy and can be used like tuna fish or chicken salad on sandwiches or a salad plate. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Radishes and Garlics and Greens, Oh Yeah!]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 17:34:57 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61380/radishes-and-garlics-and-greens-oh-yeah http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61380/radishes-and-garlics-and-greens-oh-yeah Radishes and Garlics and Greens, Oh Yeah! Posted by cookinwithherbs
The weather is changing from spring to summer--nights are still cool here in Maryland--however days feel like summertime hot. Greens and radishes and garlic are loving it and we are experiencing salad days in a big way! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Keeping Insect Pests Out of the Vegetable Garden]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 15:42:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61289/keeping-insect-pests-out-of-the-vegetable-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61289/keeping-insect-pests-out-of-the-vegetable-garden Keeping Insect Pests Out of the Vegetable Garden Posted by WesternGardener
About 90 percent of the insects you see in your garden won’t cause plants any significant harm. Here are organic tips for handling the 10 percent that do. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fickle Spring]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:32:10 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61236/fickle-spring http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61236/fickle-spring Fickle Spring Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today is the last day of April and tomorrow we will celebrate May Day--this past month has been cold and wily--have had the woodstove going and the plant babies covered. Hopefully May will finally bring spring for us impatient gardeners! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant an Early Spring Container Garden]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:58:07 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61036/plant-an-early-spring-container-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61036/plant-an-early-spring-container-garden Plant an Early Spring Container Garden Posted by WesternGardener
The harvest for tasty greens and ripe radishes is only a few weeks away if you plant containers of some of the fastest growing edibles around. ]]>
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<![CDATA[On the Road: Kraut Recipe from a Wild and Cultured Herbal Lunch Menu]]> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:55:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60999/on-the-road-kraut-recipe-from-a-wild-and-cultured-herbal-lunch-menu http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60999/on-the-road-kraut-recipe-from-a-wild-and-cultured-herbal-lunch-menu On the Road: Kraut  Recipe from a Wild and Cultured Herbal Lunch Menu Posted by cookinwithherbs
Home again, however finishing up a few details from recent road trip. Attendees from the Medicinal Herb Workshop requested the Smoky Kale Sauerkraut recipe so here it is. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow Herbs for a Spa Experience]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:22:05 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60953/grow-herbs-for-a-spa-experience http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60953/grow-herbs-for-a-spa-experience Grow Herbs for a  Spa Experience Posted by WesternGardener
A luxurious spa experience awaits you. All you need is The Herb Lover’s Spa Book and some fragrant herbs from your garden. ]]>
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<![CDATA[15 Reasons Why You Should Plant Herbs this Year]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:49:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60904/15-reasons-why-you-should-plant-herbs-this-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60904/15-reasons-why-you-should-plant-herbs-this-year 15 Reasons Why You Should Plant Herbs this Year Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
If you've never grown a thing in your life -- start with herbs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant Green Beans Up a Teepee Trellis]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:38:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60867/plant-green-beans-up-a-teepee-trellis http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60867/plant-green-beans-up-a-teepee-trellis Plant Green Beans Up a Teepee Trellis Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Plant pole beans, garden peas, nasturtiums, black-eyed Susan vines, sweet peas, miniature pumpkins, scarlet runner beans, or birdhouse gourds at the base of bamboo poles to create a teepee trellis. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Grow Micro Greens Indoors--Part Two]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:15:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60786/how-to-grow-micro-greens-indoors-part-two http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60786/how-to-grow-micro-greens-indoors-part-two How to Grow Micro Greens Indoors--Part Two Posted by WesternGardener
If you planted your micro greens with me last week, your sprouts should have already popped up with their seed leaves called cotyledons. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow Herbs with a Miniature Aquaponics System]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:43:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60764/grow-herbs-with-a-miniature-aquaponics-system http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60764/grow-herbs-with-a-miniature-aquaponics-system Grow Herbs with a Miniature Aquaponics System Posted by WesternGardener
What do you get when you combine hydroponics with aquaculture? A self-cleaning fish tank that grows real food, without the need for any soil or fertilizer. ]]>
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<![CDATA[4 Easy Steps to Your First Vegetable Garden]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:51:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60749/4-easy-steps-to-your-first-vegetable-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60749/4-easy-steps-to-your-first-vegetable-garden 4 Easy Steps to Your First Vegetable Garden Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
All it takes is couple of successful gardening experiences to make you a vegetable gardener for the rest of your life. ]]>
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