Copyright (c) 2018 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/grow Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:07:25 -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[Fickle Spring]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:04:22 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128836/fickle-spring http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128836/fickle-spring Fickle Spring Posted by cookinwithherbs
This has been a topsy-turvy spring weather wise—-Mother Nature has certainly given us a rollercoaster ride of temperatures from 82 degrees one day plummeting to freezing the next day. Bringing the Bonnie Raitt song to mind “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About…” Because what else would we gardeners, as well as neighborhood folks at our local businesses, not to mention the national weather forecasters talk about… if it weren’t for the weather?! Aahhh, the fickleness of spring! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow a Pie with this Garden Plant]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:52:16 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128832/grow-a-pie-with-this-garden-plant http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128832/grow-a-pie-with-this-garden-plant Grow a Pie with this Garden Plant Posted by WesternGardener
If you’re looking for an edible perennial to add to your vegetable garden, consider pie plant. This old favorite is grown for its stems that make delicious pies, jams and jellies. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cultivating and Harvesting Hops (Humulus lupulus)]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:48:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128826/cultivating-and-harvesting-hops-humulus-lupulus http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128826/cultivating-and-harvesting-hops-humulus-lupulus Cultivating and Harvesting Hops (Humulus lupulus) Posted by cookinwithherbs
Since hops are Herb of the Year for 2018, I figure I ought to tell you about growing them--actually they are fairly easy to cultivate. Some gardeners find them to be invasive, since they send out underground runners and are a rapid-growing vine; they definitely need support and room to spread. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Plant Perennial Horseradish ]]> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:11:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128823/how-to-plant-perennial-horseradish http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128823/how-to-plant-perennial-horseradish How to Plant Perennial Horseradish Posted by WesternGardener
If you’re looking for something a little different to plant this season, why not try one of the oldest perennial herbs around? The large leaves of horseradish plants add structure to the vegetable garden, and they’re edible, too. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Buttermilk Biscuits with Scallions or Chives and Cheddar]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:06:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128808/buttermilk-biscuits-with-scallions-or-chives-and-cheddar http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128808/buttermilk-biscuits-with-scallions-or-chives-and-cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits with Scallions or Chives and Cheddar Posted by cookinwithherbs
There is nothing like homemade biscuits flavored with herbs and/or alliums—make these tasty biscuits flecked with some green alliums for St. Patty’s Day! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hops, Herb of the Year 2018]]> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:17:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128806/hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128806/hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 Posted by cookinwithherbs
This year, herbies and hopheads from around the country are celebrating Hops as Herb of the Year. The International Herb Association's newest publication Hops, Herb of the Year 2018: Brewing and Beyond is hot off the press! Read all about it! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cooking Videos for Vegetable Gardeners]]> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:59:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128803/cooking-videos-for-vegetable-gardeners http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128803/cooking-videos-for-vegetable-gardeners Cooking Videos for Vegetable Gardeners Posted by WesternGardener
Do you need some inspiration for what to plant in your vegetable garden this year? Consider these fresh-from-the-garden recipes before you start planting. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Spring is Bustin' Out all Over!]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:32:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128783/spring-is-bustin-out-all-over http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128783/spring-is-bustin-out-all-over Spring is Bustin' Out all Over! Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today celebrates the vernal equinox--the first day of spring. We gardeners rejoice that we are able to start sowing seed and soon will have out hands in the garden earth. For some of us, in warmer climes we are enjoying the harbingers of spring in their full regalia, while others in the northern states are looking forward to spring as the winter storms still continue with howling winds, rain, snow, sleet and even hail. Enjoy these photos from Brookgreen Garden in Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina and imagine your gardens to come! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant a Seed with Slow Food USA]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:24:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128781/plant-a-seed-with-slow-food-usa http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128781/plant-a-seed-with-slow-food-usa Plant a Seed with Slow Food USA Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners across the country can join a global food campaign by planting a special trio of companion plants. Slow Food USA’s Plant a Seed kit connects the Three Sisters to gardeners around the world. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Saint Patrick’s Day kicks off Gardening in March]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:58:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128771/saint-patricks-day-kicks-off-gardening-in-march http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128771/saint-patricks-day-kicks-off-gardening-in-march Saint Patrick’s Day kicks off Gardening in March Posted by cookinwithherbs
Many folks practice planting potatoes on Saint Patrick's Day, and some plant peas and/or onions too. This is a tradition for many gardeners who live in warmer climes, although I’ve seen hardcore gardeners get out there even in frigid weather and work the cold earth to get their first crop of potatoes in on St. Paddy’s Day. ]]>
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<![CDATA[It’s Potato Planting Time ]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:01:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128769/its-potato-planting-time http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128769/its-potato-planting-time It’s Potato Planting Time Posted by WesternGardener
If you haven’t eaten a homegrown potato, you don’t know what a real potato tastes like. Spring’s the time to plant potatoes in the vegetable garden. Here’s everything you need to get your potato crop off to a good start. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Three Ways to Plant Container Onions]]> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:26:22 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128765/three-ways-to-plant-container-onions http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128765/three-ways-to-plant-container-onions Three Ways to Plant Container Onions Posted by WesternGardener
Did you know onions aren’t a root or a fruit? These savory vegetables are made up of layers of leaf bases. Here are three ways to get your container onions growing this season. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Six Seed Selections to Sow for the Summer Season]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:34:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128744/six-seed-selections-to-sow-for-the-summer-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128744/six-seed-selections-to-sow-for-the-summer-season Six Seed Selections to Sow for the Summer Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
While you are considering which seeds to order for this coming season, here are a few favorites that I have been growing for many years. While I try new plant seeds each season--these are must haves--ones that I really don't want to be without. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Orleans Vegetable Trials Yield Big Results]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:58:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128745/new-orleans-vegetable-trials-yield-big-results http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128745/new-orleans-vegetable-trials-yield-big-results New Orleans Vegetable Trials Yield Big Results Posted by WesternGardener
The Louisiana Master Gardeners make the most of cool weather with their plantings at the New Orleans Botanical Gardens. Educational programs like these help vegetable gardeners with their spring plantings. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tortilla Soup--Comfort Food]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:09:29 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128740/tortilla-soup-comfort-food http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128740/tortilla-soup-comfort-food Tortilla Soup--Comfort Food Posted by cookinwithherbs
There is nothing like a bowl of nourishing hot soup on a cold winter day, especially a grey, damp rainy day that sort of seeps into the bones in your body that seem to complain about the weather. I add enough capsicum and allium to make me sweat a little and I feel warm to the very core of my body. Try some tortilla soup—it is warming comfort food. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrating America's First Gardeners]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:06:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128736/celebrating-americas-first-gardeners http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128736/celebrating-americas-first-gardeners Celebrating America's First Gardeners Posted by WesternGardener
In honor of Presidents’ Day, here’s a salute to America’s First Vegetable Gardeners. The gentlemen farmers, like President Thomas Jefferson, were passionate plantsmen who helped lead a nation with politics and plants. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Snow: Poor Man’s Fertilizer ]]> Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:34:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128728/snow-poor-mans-fertilizer http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128728/snow-poor-mans-fertilizer Snow:  Poor Man’s Fertilizer Posted by cookinwithherbs
Is this familiar adage an old wive’s tale? In fact, snow does contain nitrogen and other particulates like sulfur, which it collects as it falls through the atmosphere, however so do rain and sleet, and believe it or not, lightning. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Chocolate Tomatoes are a Sweet Garden Surprise]]> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:14:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128724/chocolate-tomatoes-are-a-sweet-garden-surprise http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128724/chocolate-tomatoes-are-a-sweet-garden-surprise Chocolate Tomatoes are a Sweet Garden Surprise Posted by WesternGardener
Do you want to give chocolates and flowers to your sweetie for Valentine’s Day? Instead of a box of chocolates and a dozen roses, try these chocolate tomatoes for a different kind of treat. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seeds]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:55:33 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128719/seeds http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128719/seeds Seeds Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you haven’t ordered your garden seeds for 2018, now is the time. As I sit by the woodstove looking out on another grey, cold day, the precipitation is coming down heavily. It started out as freezing rain, now it is rain and once the temps start to drop this afternoon, who knows what it will turn to? The back porch steps, the deck and even spots on the packed gravel drive are like a skating rink—so I am not going anywhere. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow Red for a Healthy Heart]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:15:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128717/grow-red-for-a-healthy-heart http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128717/grow-red-for-a-healthy-heart Grow Red for a Healthy Heart Posted by WesternGardener
Valentine’s Day isn’t the only heart-wise celebration in February. The American Heart Association dedicates the entire month to reminding people to take care of their hearts. Exercise and eating a plant-based diet can help lower the risk for heart disease, especially red fruits and vegetables. ]]>
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