Copyright (c) 2018 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/grow Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:40:26 -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[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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<![CDATA[Summer Fruits: From Salads to Shortcakes]]> Sun, 29 Jul 2018 15:20:41 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129052/summer-fruits-from-salads-to-shortcakes http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129052/summer-fruits-from-salads-to-shortcakes Summer Fruits: From Salads to Shortcakes Posted by cookinwithherbs
When I eat a dead-ripe peach, it is usually over the sink with the juice dripping down my chin and hands. When I am feeling more civilized, I do enjoy peeling a peach over the sink and then slicing... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pesto alla Genovese]]> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 01:01:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129047/pesto-alla-genovese http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129047/pesto-alla-genovese Pesto alla Genovese Posted by cookinwithherbs
For centuries, Italians have made pesto with a mortar and pestle, hence the name pesto from the verb pestare, which means to pound or grind. Pesto prepared in this manner is by far the best, it has a wonderful emulsion and is thick and creamy. The flavors are also more intense--the garlic is more pungent, the nuts are sweeter and more resinous, and the basil is rich in perfume. Nowadays, many of us use the food processor to make pesto since it is quick and easy. Directions for both methods are given here. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Essential Ingredient of Pesto is Basil]]> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:48:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129044/the-essential-ingredient-of-pesto-is-basil http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129044/the-essential-ingredient-of-pesto-is-basil The Essential Ingredient of Pesto is Basil Posted by cookinwithherbs
Often referred to as Pesto alla Genovese, the essential ingredients of pesto are an Italian green basil (preferably ‘Genoa Green’ or something similar), olive oil, garlic, parmesan, and pine nuts. Real pesto is not made from cilantro, arugula, nettles and other herbs--green herb sauces are called salsa verde. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Michigan Herb Enthusiasts Get Hoppy]]> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129041/michigan-herb-enthusiasts-get-hoppy http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129041/michigan-herb-enthusiasts-get-hoppy Michigan Herb Enthusiasts Get Hoppy Posted by WesternGardener
The Herb of the Year took center stage at the Michigan Herb Associates conference in Lansing this spring. Attendees got the chance to celebrate hops in several tasty ways. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Veganize a Recipe]]> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:19:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129038/how-to-veganize-a-recipe http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129038/how-to-veganize-a-recipe How to Veganize a Recipe Posted by WesternGardener
Are you looking for a way to get creative with the harvest from your vegetable garden? Use your eyes and veganize! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Figs are In]]> Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:21:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129036/figs-are-in http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129036/figs-are-in Figs are In Posted by WesternGardener
Figs are in. They're ripening in yards and gardens right now, and finding their way to high-end restaurants. If you want in on the fig trend, here’s what you need to know to grow. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Small-Space Design Ideas for Vegetable Gardens]]> Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:03:58 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129023/small-space-design-ideas-for-vegetable-gardens http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129023/small-space-design-ideas-for-vegetable-gardens Small-Space Design Ideas for Vegetable Gardens Posted by WesternGardener
The problem for many small-space vegetable gardeners is how to create a beautiful and functional garden when there’s little room to grow. California landscape designer, Susan Morrison, has dozens of solutions in her new book. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Bee Balm works for Insect Stings]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:36:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129006/bee-balm-works-for-insect-stings http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129006/bee-balm-works-for-insect-stings Bee Balm works for Insect Stings Posted by cookinwithherbs
Monarda fistulosa isn't just called bee balm because it attracts bees and other pollinators--it also helps to ease their stings. ]]>
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<![CDATA[What’s Wrong with My Tomato Plants?]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:58:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129007/whats-wrong-with-my-tomato-plants http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129007/whats-wrong-with-my-tomato-plants What’s Wrong with My Tomato Plants? Posted by WesternGardener
Got tomato troubles? Here’s what could be going wrong in your vegetable garden. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrate the Summer Solstice]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:29:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128992/celebrate-the-summer-solstice http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128992/celebrate-the-summer-solstice Celebrate the Summer Solstice Posted by cookinwithherbs
Every year, the cycle of the seasons rolls around and we look forward to June 21st as we celebrate the Summer Solstice, which officially signals the first day of summer. The sun reaches its zenith in the sky; it is the day of longest light and the shortest night. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Way to Fight Tomato Hornworms]]> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128989/new-way-to-fight-tomato-hornworms http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128989/new-way-to-fight-tomato-hornworms New Way to Fight Tomato Hornworms Posted by WesternGardener
Have tomato hornworms ever caused havoc in your vegetable garden? Now’s your chance to get revenge in a most delicious and satisfying way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Weeds: The Gardener's Never-Ending Task]]> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:33:47 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128976/weeds-the-gardeners-never-ending-task http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128976/weeds-the-gardeners-never-ending-task Weeds: The Gardener's Never-Ending Task Posted by cookinwithherbs
We have had lots of rain here in my Maryland, zone 7 garden. And with the rain, the weeds and grass have grown in leaps and bounds--way bigger than all of the carefully planted vegetables, herbs and flowers. So I spent the last three days weeding, which gave me lots of time to reflect on the subject. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Grow an Odd-looking Turnip]]> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:28:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128974/how-to-grow-an-odd-looking-turnip http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128974/how-to-grow-an-odd-looking-turnip How to Grow an Odd-looking Turnip Posted by WesternGardener
Kohlrabi may be one of the strangest vegetables you’d like to grow. The above ground bulb looks a little like a vegetable from outer space. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture]]> Fri, 08 Jun 2018 18:05:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128955/stone-barns-center-for-food-agriculture http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128955/stone-barns-center-for-food-agriculture Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture Posted by cookinwithherbs
While in Tarrytown, New York, attending the HSA Conference, we made a visit to Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, which was well worthwhile the trip. If you are in the area, by all means, make an effort to visit these handsome gardens and experience the many aspects of a well laid out and attractive, yet working farm from greenhouse crops to field crops and orchard to flower and herb gardens. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant Heirloom Flowers to Grow More Vegetables]]> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:27:39 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128952/plant-heirloom-flowers-to-grow-more-vegetables http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128952/plant-heirloom-flowers-to-grow-more-vegetables Plant Heirloom Flowers to Grow More Vegetables Posted by WesternGardener
If you’d like to add more beauty, fragrance and vegetables to your garden, Chris McLaughlin’s new book is for you. “Growing Heirloom Flowers” is a new approach to local and sustainable gardening. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create a Dream Pillow from Dried Herbs]]> Wed, 30 May 2018 22:55:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128949/how-to-create-a-dream-pillow-from-dried-herbs http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128949/how-to-create-a-dream-pillow-from-dried-herbs How to Create a Dream Pillow from Dried Herbs Posted by cookinwithherbs
Hops have been used for centuries to brew beers and in infusions for medicinal purposes, however hops have many other uses as you can see in the following recipe for creating your own dream pillow. Herb Society of America members had a hands-on project last week where folks could make their own dream pillows and it was very popular. After a long day of gardening or a hard day at work, relax in a hot tub and then hop into bed with a dream pillow and sweet dreams! ]]>
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