Copyright (c) 2014 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/go-organic Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:15:04 -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[Fire Cider Vinegar]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:11:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar Fire Cider Vinegar Posted by cookinwithherbs
This elixir is well known amongst herbalists, created by Rosemary Gladstar, and has been made by many of us for years now. December 6 was World Fire Cider Vinegar Day. Check out this easy recipe--I make this every fall after I harvest my horseradish--to use throughout the winter months for a general tonic and to help fight colds and flu. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow Tunnel Update]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:08:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update Grow Tunnel Update Posted by cookinwithherbs
Here it is the last day of November and I am still harvesting lettuce, spinach, arugula, cilantro, parsley, chard, kale, mustard and collard greens in my zone 7 garden. This is due to the fact that it is growing in a small grow tunnel under floating row cover--this gardener is a happy camper! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sweet Patooties are in Season!]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:36:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16422/sweet-patooties-are-in-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16422/sweet-patooties-are-in-season Sweet Patooties are in Season! Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year again--most gardeners harvest sweet potatoes before a frost--so right now sweet potatoes are piled high on roadside stands, at farmers' markets and in the grocery store. We are seeing them everywhere since they are a popular menu item for the Thanksgiving feast. See how to store them and check out some delightful recipes... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Natural Fertilizer Boosts Organic Gardening]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:35:49 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16412/natural-fertilizer-boosts-organic-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16412/natural-fertilizer-boosts-organic-gardening Natural Fertilizer Boosts Organic Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
Organic gardeners are always on the lookout for all-natural, multi-purpose products that can be used to improve their gardening efforts. As it turns out, one old-fashioned fertilizer could be your perfect cup of tea. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Jerusalem Artichokes]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:22:51 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16320/jerusalem-artichokes http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16320/jerusalem-artichokes Jerusalem Artichokes Posted by cookinwithherbs
Jerusalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus), also referred to as sunchokes, sunroots and earth apples are edible tubers native to North America, mainly the Eastern regions. They are best dug after the first frost. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tomato-Raisin Chutney]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:40:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16264/tomato-raisin-chutney http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16264/tomato-raisin-chutney Tomato-Raisin Chutney Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you still have homegrown tomatoes here is a recipe to try! We recently made this chutney for our reception at the Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring foods of the British Isles—it was my favorite recipe of the evening. The members of the Ozark Unit of the HSA prepared all of the foods after researching through many cookbooks and this recipe is adapted from a recipe from The Irish Pub Cookbook by Margaret Johnson. ]]>
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<![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. ]]>
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<![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. ]]>
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<![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. ]]>
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<![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... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer in the White House Kitchen Garden]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:08:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15929/summer-in-the-white-house-kitchen-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15929/summer-in-the-white-house-kitchen-garden 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)! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Start Your Own Worm Compost Bin]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15919/start-your-own-worm-compost-bin http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15919/start-your-own-worm-compost-bin 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Eating Bugs for Fun]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:12:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15767/eating-bugs-for-fun http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15767/eating-bugs-for-fun 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Planning a Brand New Home Orchard]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:23:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15815/planning-a-brand-new-home-orchard http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15815/planning-a-brand-new-home-orchard Planning a Brand New Home Orchard Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
Brand new farm. Brand new home orchard. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Shrub]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:12:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15731/how-to-make-a-shrub http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15731/how-to-make-a-shrub 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The 20-30 Something Garden Guide by Dee Nash Book Review]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:38:20 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15728/the-20-30-something-garden-guide-by-dee-nash-book-review http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15728/the-20-30-something-garden-guide-by-dee-nash-book-review 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! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make an Herbal Vinegar]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:18:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15513/how-to-make-an-herbal-vinegar http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15513/how-to-make-an-herbal-vinegar 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Perfectly Portable Potting Bench]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15416/a-perfectly-portable-potting-bench http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15416/a-perfectly-portable-potting-bench 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15356/build-your-own-classic-compost-bin http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15356/build-your-own-classic-compost-bin 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Book for Gardeners: The Soil Will Save Us ]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15284/new-book-for-gardeners-the-soil-will-save-us http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15284/new-book-for-gardeners-the-soil-will-save-us 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. ]]>
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