Copyright (c) 2019 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/grow Fri, 23 Aug 2019 21:16:20 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.vegetablegardener.com/grow <![CDATA[Juicy Fruits: From Scuppernongs to Peach and Blackberry Crumble]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:47:30 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130015/juicy-fruits-from-scuppernongs-to-peach-and-blackberry-crumble http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130015/juicy-fruits-from-scuppernongs-to-peach-and-blackberry-crumble Juicy Fruits: From Scuppernongs to Peach and Blackberry Crumble Posted by cookinwithherbs
The seasonal fruits of summer are at their peak and I've been enjoying wild and domestic berries, the stone fruits and melons. I've been slurping up juicy melons, dead-ripe peaches, nectarines, plums and plump berries and cherries--I delight in fruits that squirt and run down your chin and drip from your hands. Just talking about them makes my mouth water. They are refreshing besides being so delicious. Eating them out of hand is best... or more civilized on a plate is an alternative. However, now is the time to make some splendid simple desserts, preserves and conserves. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fire Fly Tomatoes Light Up the Garden]]> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:22:33 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130012/fire-fly-tomatoes-light-up-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130012/fire-fly-tomatoes-light-up-the-garden Fire Fly Tomatoes Light Up the Garden Posted by WesternGardener
Fire Fly tomatoes live up to their All-America Selections billing as 2019 winners. It’s easy to see how these yellow-white fruits earned their name. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Stuffed Zucchini Boats]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:42:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130003/stuffed-zucchini-boats http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130003/stuffed-zucchini-boats Stuffed Zucchini Boats Posted by cookinwithherbs
In my last blog, I promised to post a recipe for my stuffed zucchini--so here it is. This is a great way to use any size zucchini or summer squash and is tasty and filling; it is a very versatile recipe. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Squashes and Tomatoes and Corn, Oh My!]]> Sun, 11 Aug 2019 23:37:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129991/squashes-and-tomatoes-and-corn-oh-my http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129991/squashes-and-tomatoes-and-corn-oh-my Squashes and Tomatoes and Corn, Oh My! Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year gardening friends--we're up to our ears in squash, tomatoes, cukes and corn! Oh what a lovely dilemna. Revel in the garden bounty--eat it everyday, share it when you can--and preserve the harvest by canning, fermenting, freezing and drying. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Slow Food Nations Grows Healthy Kids]]> Tue, 06 Aug 2019 13:52:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129976/slow-food-nations-grows-healthy-kids http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129976/slow-food-nations-grows-healthy-kids Slow Food Nations Grows Healthy Kids Posted by WesternGardener
As in past years, the Slow Food Nations festival featured special displays to encourage kids to eat their vegetables. Part of that strategy is to help them learn to grow their own gardens and prepare their own meals and snacks with the harvest. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Midsummer Garden Harvest]]> Thu, 01 Aug 2019 17:29:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129967/midsummer-garden-harvest http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129967/midsummer-garden-harvest Midsummer Garden Harvest Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today is the first day of August, also recognized as Lammas Day (which is the celebration of the wheat harvest in parts of the Northern Hemisphere where English is traditionally spoken)and we are well into the summer gardening season. Every year by this time, the weeds are in fierce competition with the crops--sometimes even bigger than the crops. However, I did manage to harvest the root crops last week when we were in the fourth quarter root moon. Look at my onions and potatoes. Zukes and cukes are coming in fast and furious and need to be picked everyday. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Nasturtiums]]> Wed, 31 Jul 2019 15:31:48 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129955/nasturtiums http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129955/nasturtiums Nasturtiums Posted by cookinwithherbs
One of my very favorite flowers that I grow in all of my gardens for many reasons—are nasturtiums—and I affectionately refer to these garden rowdies as “nasties”. They are easy to cultivate, and effortlessly fill in garden space, with their mounds of fun foliage even before their showy colors appear. In the kitchen, you can use both the fresh foliage and flowers to add a pleasant hint of heat and pungency (this dissipates when cooked so I use them mostly fresh) to many summer dishes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Edible Flowers that are Safe to Eat]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2019 12:17:57 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129939/edible-flowers-that-are-safe-to-eat http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129939/edible-flowers-that-are-safe-to-eat Edible Flowers that are Safe to Eat Posted by cookinwithherbs
Upon request after a recent webinar on flowers in the kitchen, I am posting a list of some flowers that are safe to eat. You are responsible for proper identification. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Incredible Edibles: Flowers in the Kitchen]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2019 11:12:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129927/incredible-edibles-flowers-in-the-kitchen http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129927/incredible-edibles-flowers-in-the-kitchen Incredible Edibles: Flowers in the Kitchen Posted by cookinwithherbs
I recently did a webinar for the Herb Society of America by the same title. Right now we are in the height of the summer season and our gardens are full of flowers in bloom--many of them are edible. Bring these into the kitchen for fragrance, flavor and fun! ]]>
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<![CDATA[What's Bugging You in the Garden?]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:35:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129904/whats-bugging-you-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129904/whats-bugging-you-in-the-garden What's Bugging You in the Garden? Posted by WesternGardener
Summer is in full swing and that means the biting insects are out, too. If you've always been a favorite mosquito meal, this one’s for you. ]]>
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<![CDATA[It's Summertime in the Garden]]> Sat, 29 Jun 2019 22:55:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129876/its-summertime-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129876/its-summertime-in-the-garden It's Summertime in the Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
We recently celebrated the summer solstice as well as St. John's Day (sometimes referred to as Midsummer) and the hot weather has arrived here in Maryland. We haven't had much rain so plant growth, especially flowering, has progressed rapidly--it seems a lot of plants are flowering earlier than usual. Before we know it, we'll be harvesting summer veggies! Right now, a lot of herbs need to be cut back and harvested. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Four Elements Organic Herbals: Growing Medicinal Herbs in Wisconsin]]> Mon, 24 Jun 2019 22:37:51 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129846/four-elements-organic-herbals-growing-medicinal-herbs-in-wisconsin http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129846/four-elements-organic-herbals-growing-medicinal-herbs-in-wisconsin Four Elements Organic Herbals: Growing Medicinal Herbs in Wisconsin Posted by cookinwithherbs
On a recent visit to Madison, Wisconsin, a group of herbal enthusiasts went to visit the medicinal herb gardens of HSA speaker, Jane Hawley Stevens, proprietress of Four Elements Organic Herbals. Here are some photos of her prolific gardens located near the Baraboo Bluffs in Wisconsin and her apothecary shop, which is in North Freedom. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer Solstice: Time for Farmers' Markets, Gardening, Seasonal Bounty and Weeds]]> Fri, 21 Jun 2019 23:35:49 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129821/summer-solstice-time-for-farmers-markets-gardening-seasonal-bounty-and-weeds http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129821/summer-solstice-time-for-farmers-markets-gardening-seasonal-bounty-and-weeds Summer Solstice: Time for Farmers' Markets, Gardening, Seasonal Bounty and Weeds Posted by cookinwithherbs
It is that time of year again already! Today we celebrate the true arrival of summer with the solstice--the longest day and shortest night of the entire year. Not that summer weather hasn't already been here for some time--it is hot here in Maryland! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Herbs with Anise-, Fennel-, and Licorice-Like Flavors]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:29:41 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129808/herbs-with-anise-fennel-and-licorice-like-flavors http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129808/herbs-with-anise-fennel-and-licorice-like-flavors Herbs with Anise-, Fennel-, and Licorice-Like Flavors Posted by cookinwithherbs
I recently did a program at the annual Herb Society of America conference in Madison, Wisconsin thus titled; this is a modified version of the handout. Since we are celebrating Agastache as Herb of the Year for 2019 and Anise Hyssop is the most popular of this genus, I figured I’d explore some of the other herbs in this flavor category. Anise hyssop is not related to anise (Pimpinella anisum), or hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) for that matter. It does however, smell and taste somewhat like anise. When we speak of anise flavor, a few other herbs come into play: fennel and licorice. These three herbs have similar aromas and tastes due to a few shared chemical constituents. And these three herbs are used to describe the flavor profiles of some other well-known herbs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Simple Steps to Prevent Powdery Mildew]]> Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:43:28 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129804/simple-steps-to-prevent-powdery-mildew http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129804/simple-steps-to-prevent-powdery-mildew Simple Steps to Prevent Powdery Mildew Posted by WesternGardener
If you grow common vegetable garden crops -- like beans, peas, squash, pumpkins, melons and cucumbers –- you might see a powdery white coating on leaves and stems during the growing season. Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that doesn’t kill plants, but it can affect production. Here’s how to prevent it in your garden. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Watering Plants with Sunlight and Air]]> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:36:34 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129794/watering-plants-with-sunlight-and-air http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129794/watering-plants-with-sunlight-and-air Watering Plants with Sunlight and Air Posted by WesternGardener
A demonstration garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens uses a solar-powered atmospheric water harvesting system to irrigate a honey of a vegetable garden. The process uses solar energy to drive passive condensation to create high-quality fresh water from air. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Artichokes are in Season]]> Wed, 29 May 2019 12:23:32 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129768/artichokes-are-in-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129768/artichokes-are-in-season Artichokes are in Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
Spring is the season for asparagus and artichokes, rhubarb and strawberries, spring onions and baby salad greens and foraged wild weeds. It is a joyous time in the garden as well as in the kitchen—with so many delightful flavors and textures. I don’t think that folks eat enough artichokes. Perhaps, some have just never eaten one, or do not know how to prepare them. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow an Herbal Tea Garden]]> Wed, 22 May 2019 13:04:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129765/grow-an-herbal-tea-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129765/grow-an-herbal-tea-garden Grow an Herbal Tea Garden Posted by WesternGardener
Is there anything more refreshing than a glass of iced tea on a hot summer day? What makes that tea even more delicious is growing your own herbs to prepare the perfect cup. Here’s what you need to know to plant your own herbal tea garden. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Spring in the Vegetable Garden]]> Sun, 12 May 2019 00:25:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129733/spring-in-the-vegetable-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129733/spring-in-the-vegetable-garden Spring in the Vegetable Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
It has been a very wet spring here in the Mid-Atlantic. I’m not complaining—always thankful for the precipitation—it makes it challenging for planting when the garden is soggy. Everything is verdant green and growing so fast you can see plants change daily. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Shrug Off Arthritis in the Garden]]> Fri, 10 May 2019 14:23:04 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129730/how-to-shrug-off-arthritis-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129730/how-to-shrug-off-arthritis-in-the-garden How to Shrug Off Arthritis in the Garden Posted by WesternGardener
May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, so let’s celebrate by looking at ways to keep vegetable gardeners gardening in spite of arthritic hands and knees. Here are ways to garden smarter with adaptive tools and easier techniques. ]]>
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