Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:14:26 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts <![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[Time for Spring Planting]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:27:31 -0500 Time for Spring Planting Posted by WesternGardener
If you’ve never planted a spring garden, it’s time to get growing. Now’s the time to start sprinkling seeds like lettuces, spinach, chard and more. ]]>
<![CDATA[Build Your Own Potting Bench]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Build Your Own Potting Bench Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This potting bench is solidly built, and will serve you well for many years to come. It features plenty of work space and an extra shelf for storage. ]]>
<![CDATA[Springtime Chores]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:22:30 -0500 Springtime Chores Posted by cookinwithherbs
Finally the warmer spring weather has arrived and we all want to be outdoors. As a gardener, though I delight in everything bursting forth, I want to feel the soil and sow seeds. However, once I go outside I am distracted by all there is to do--here are a few chores, which need taking care of... ]]>
<![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[Artemisia: Herb of the Year 2014]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:57:36 -0500 Artemisia:  Herb of the Year 2014 Posted by cookinwithherbs
Artemisia is herb of the year for 2014 and I am gearing up for growing them in my garden. Next weekend is the Medicinal Herb Fieldtrip and Workshop at the Ozark Folk Center, where I will be giving a program on the medicinal aspects of some artemisias... here are a few excerpts from my handout for the program. Why don't you try growing a few of these easy-to-grow plants? Celebrate Artemisia! ]]>
<![CDATA[Straw Bale Gardening (Part II)]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Straw Bale Gardening (Part II) Posted by yourownvictorygarden
After having success with my first straw bale, it was time to start seeds in them. ]]>
<![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[Chocolate Covered Jalapenos are Hot Seller]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:46:03 -0500 Chocolate Covered Jalapenos are Hot Seller Posted by WesternGardener
I thought I’d heard of everything a gardener could do with home-grown jalapenos until I saw them dipped in chocolate. Here’s a tasty new idea for your garden from the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. ]]>
<![CDATA[On the road again: Springtime in the Ozarks]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:00:49 -0500 On the road again: Springtime in the Ozarks Posted by cookinwithherbs
After a long, cold winter, we gardeners across the country welcome spring. And what better place to experience the season than in the mountains of Arkansas?... Come along for a little Ozark adventure… ]]>
<![CDATA[DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis 2.0]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0500 DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis 2.0 Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This updated a-frame trellis design features the "replaceable feet" like its predecessor, but is now anchors to the raised bed for more stability. ]]>
<![CDATA[Three New Peppers for 2014 ]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500 Three New Peppers for 2014 Posted by WesternGardener
Thanks to All-America Selections, gardeners can add three new and colorful peppers to their gardens this season. The lineup includes a Regional Winner that’s specifically meant for the Mountain and Southwestern regions. ]]>
<![CDATA[Spring Harbingers are Popping Out]]> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:35:23 -0500 Spring Harbingers are Popping Out Posted by cookinwithherbs
After all of the cold weather this winter, most of the nation is experiencing a late spring. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring--here are a few herbal harbingers that are just popping out! And a fast and tasty recipe for herbs with scrambled eggs. ]]>
<![CDATA[Container Cabbage How-To]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500 Container Cabbage How-To Posted by WesternGardener
Would you like a new challenge for this season’s vegetable garden? Plant and grow cabbage in your container garden. Here’s how. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Potato Garden Catalog Review]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:17:55 -0500 The Potato Garden Catalog Review Posted by WesternGardener
The Potato Garden catalog is more than a no-frills listing of the dozens of potatoes gardeners can add to their spring gardens. The catalog gives simple, step-by-step instructions that make it easy for beginners to get started. ]]>
<![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[Costa Rica: Cloudforest]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:31:47 -0500 Costa Rica: Cloudforest Posted by cookinwithherbs
Okay, I know three blogs on Costa Rica when we are all dealing with snow and freezing temps is a bit much, however I would be remiss if I did not show you the cloudforest and volcano! ]]>
<![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[The Online Greenhouse Catalog Review]]> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:19:20 -0500 The Online Greenhouse Catalog Review Posted by WesternGardener
Don’t let the company’s name fool you. The Online Greenhouse is more about the Green and less about the House. Sustainable should be its middle name. ]]>
<![CDATA[Costa Rica: Pura Vida]]> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:43:16 -0500 Costa Rica: Pura Vida Posted by cookinwithherbs
While my last blog was also on Costa Rica featuring fauna and flora and a paddleboard trip through the mangroves, this one will highlight going up the coast to visit a spice farm and inland to where they grow vegetables and fruit. ]]>