Copyright (c) 2018 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/grow Tue, 23 Oct 2018 03:49:37 -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[Gardener’s Guide to Winter Squash]]> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:55:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129216/gardeners-guide-to-winter-squash http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129216/gardeners-guide-to-winter-squash Gardener’s Guide to Winter Squash Posted by WesternGardener
Pumpkins may be popular this time of year, but there’s a wide wonderful world of winter squashes waiting for you. Here’s a helpful guide on which squashes to choose and how to use. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129216/gardeners-guide-to-winter-squash
<![CDATA[International Herb Association Conference 2018]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:24:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129192/international-herb-association-conference-2018 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129192/international-herb-association-conference-2018 International Herb Association Conference 2018 Posted by cookinwithherbs
This year's IHA conference in Mountain View, Arkansas, was full of memorable moments--from seeing dear old friends, field trip to Missouri and Baker Creek and Sweetwater Land Trust, fun and educational programs from a variety of speakers, great vendors--to the annual awards banquet and auction and time in the Heritage Herb Garden (even in the rain). ]]>
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<![CDATA[Botanical Brews at the U.S. National Arboretum]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:44:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129164/botanical-brews-at-the-us-national-arboretum http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129164/botanical-brews-at-the-us-national-arboretum Botanical Brews at the U.S. National Arboretum Posted by cookinwithherbs
Catching up on some recent events--one that was new and fun was the Botanical Brews evening at the USNA--what a setting for a party! Last spring, they erected wonderful bamboo hop trellises at the entrance to the herb garden to support the hop vines. the hops were green and hung with strobiles, which was the perfect backdrop to our HSA educational table complete with tastings of Citrus Hop Bitters as guests strolled through the gardens sampling local craft beer. ]]>
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<![CDATA[From Paprika Seeds to Paprikash]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:34:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129161/from-paprika-seeds-to-paprikash http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129161/from-paprika-seeds-to-paprikash From Paprika Seeds to Paprikash Posted by WesternGardener
It’s satisfying to have an idea in January, start seeds in March and help a plant flourish. It’s even more satisfying to turn that fruit into a dish for a special fall dinner. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Freezer Tips for Fresh Produce]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:18:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129158/freezer-tips-for-fresh-produce http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129158/freezer-tips-for-fresh-produce Freezer Tips for Fresh Produce Posted by WesternGardener
Instead of canning, here are some easy methods for freezing some of your end-of-the season fruits and vegetables. A few minutes spent freezing now, means garden-fresh meals in the middle of winter. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Eight Great Tomatoes from 2018]]> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 12:12:08 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129155/eight-great-tomatoes-from-2018 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129155/eight-great-tomatoes-from-2018 Eight Great Tomatoes from 2018 Posted by WesternGardener
What were the top tomatoes in your vegetable garden this season? Here are the eight great varieties that made this summer especially tomatoey for me. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrate the Foods, Plants and Folkways of the Southern United States ]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:55:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129153/celebrate-the-foods-plants-and-folkways-of-the-southern-united-states http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129153/celebrate-the-foods-plants-and-folkways-of-the-southern-united-states Celebrate the Foods, Plants and Folkways of the Southern United States Posted by cookinwithherbs
We are gearing up for the 29th Annual Herb Harvest Fall Festival 2018 and Lavish Herbal Feast 6 PM October 4, 2018.The Herb Harvest Fall Festival Workshop is October 5 & 6, 2018 and we will be celebrating the Culinary, Medicinal and Gardening Traditions of the Southern United States, South of U.S. Highway 40. You won't want to miss this event! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lowcountry Cooking]]> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:29:02 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129131/lowcountry-cooking http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129131/lowcountry-cooking Lowcountry Cooking Posted by cookinwithherbs
For my upcoming program "Exploring Traditional Southern Foods and Lowcountry Cooking" at the Ozark Folk Center, I took a trip to the lowcountry in South Carolina--here are some of the foods that were tasted--and what you have to look forward to for the Herb Harvest Fall Festival. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Ripe Mad Hatter Peppers Top Off Season ]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:08:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129126/ripe-mad-hatter-peppers-top-off-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129126/ripe-mad-hatter-peppers-top-off-season Ripe Mad Hatter Peppers Top Off Season Posted by WesternGardener
The Mad Hatter peppers are red, ripe and ready to enjoy. These sweet peppers are perfect for small-space vegetable gardeners or gardens with short seasons. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A 'Nu' Pumpkin Spice for Fall]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:22:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129124/a-nu-pumpkin-spice-for-fall http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129124/a-nu-pumpkin-spice-for-fall A 'Nu' Pumpkin Spice for Fall Posted by WesternGardener
Even if you can’t imagine a new pumpkin spice flavor this season, you have to try this one. The ‘NuMex Pumpkin Spice’ jalapeno pepper is guaranteed to add a little heat when the weather starts to turn chile. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Low Country Excursion]]> Sat, 15 Sep 2018 02:35:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129106/low-country-excursion http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129106/low-country-excursion Low Country Excursion Posted by cookinwithherbs
I recently spent nearly a week in South Carolina doing research for my upcoming program: "Exploring Traditional Southern Ingredients and Lowcountry Cooking". Here are a few places I visited. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Home Grown Soybeans for Snacking]]> Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:32:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129102/home-grown-soybeans-for-snacking http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129102/home-grown-soybeans-for-snacking Home Grown Soybeans for Snacking Posted by WesternGardener
Green beans, yellow wax beans and filet beans are the typical vegetable garden pods. Soybeans are another easy-to-grow bean for added interest to your garden and plate. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Eggplant is a Surprise Cake Ingredient]]> Tue, 04 Sep 2018 12:30:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129098/eggplant-is-a-surprise-cake-ingredient http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129098/eggplant-is-a-surprise-cake-ingredient Eggplant is a Surprise Cake Ingredient Posted by WesternGardener
If it's harvest time in your vegetable garden, it's time to let your family eat cake -- with one surprise ingredient. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lemon Basil in the Kitchen]]> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:14:09 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129088/lemon-basil-in-the-kitchen http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129088/lemon-basil-in-the-kitchen Lemon Basil in the Kitchen Posted by cookinwithherbs
Basil is to tomatoes what lemon basil is to peaches. Of course, this delightful lemon-flavored herb is wonderful with other seasonal foods, however it just complements a peach like nothing else. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lemon Basil ]]> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:04:20 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129087/lemon-basil http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129087/lemon-basil Lemon Basil Posted by cookinwithherbs
I haven't met a lemon basil that I didn't like. These basils are all predominantly lemon-flavored and do not have any of the anise taste that the others do. 'Mrs. Burns' is my first choice, a sturdy, dependable plant with lovely lemon aroma and flavor. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Grow Fabulous Fennel]]> Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:22:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129081/how-to-grow-fabulous-fennel http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129081/how-to-grow-fabulous-fennel How to Grow Fabulous Fennel Posted by WesternGardener
Fennel is a triple duty plant in the vegetable garden because the fronds, seeds and bulbs can all be used in cooking. Here’s how to make the most of growing this delicious plant. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Midnight Snack Tomato is a Star]]> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:07:10 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129075/midnight-snack-tomato-is-a-star http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129075/midnight-snack-tomato-is-a-star Midnight Snack Tomato is a Star Posted by WesternGardener
An All-America Selections winner in 2017, Midnight Snack shows its true colors when ripe. This snack-size tomato would be a colorful addition to any vegetable garden. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Anise Hyssop]]> Sat, 11 Aug 2018 10:26:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129068/anise-hyssop http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129068/anise-hyssop Anise Hyssop Posted by cookinwithherbs
Although we are enjoying Hops, which is Herb of the Year 2018, we are gearing up for Agastache, Herb of the Year for 2019. Right now, mine and everyone's in my zone 7 neighborhood are in full summer heights. They are surrounded all day long by pollinators from bees to hummers and butterflies ]]>
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<![CDATA[Wild Tomatoes Have Long Roots]]> Mon, 06 Aug 2018 14:14:22 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129065/wild-tomatoes-have-long-roots http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129065/wild-tomatoes-have-long-roots Wild Tomatoes Have Long Roots Posted by WesternGardener
Wild tomatoes offer vegetable gardeners a chance to go back to the fruit’s original roots. Here’s how to tame some for your garden. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Madcap Pepper is a Sweet Keeper]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129061/madcap-pepper-is-a-sweet-keeper http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129061/madcap-pepper-is-a-sweet-keeper Madcap Pepper is a Sweet Keeper Posted by WesternGardener
If you’re a vegetable gardener who’s always looking for something a little different, I have a new pepper for you. Mad Hatter is the perfect kind of crazy for your garden. ]]>
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