Copyright (c) 2016 en-us Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:24:40 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts <![CDATA[Green Garlic]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:39:00 -0500 Green Garlic Posted by cookinwithherbs
Green Garlic is a gourmet delight. You can't really have it unless you grow it--or live near a garlic farmer who thins it in the spring or brings it to farmers' market. These delightful early garlics are delicious and easy to prepare and are well worth growing or seeking out. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Choose Tomatoes for your Garden]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:42 -0500 How to Choose Tomatoes for your Garden Posted by WesternGardener
It’s safe to say there are more kinds of tomatoes to plant this year than ever before. With so many old heirlooms, new cultivars and special hybrids on the market these days, how can a vegetable gardener decide what to plant? ]]>
<![CDATA[Cabbage en Escabeche]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:09:58 -0500 Cabbage en Escabeche Posted by cookinwithherbs
I've been traveling around the country giving lectures on Capsicum, Herb of the Year 2016. When I do cooking demos, I often prepare one of my favorite and most delicious recipes: Cabbage en Escabeche. I have had many requests for the recipe so here it is. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Grow Cabbage Creatively]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:53:50 -0500 How to Grow Cabbage Creatively Posted by WesternGardener
Think cabbage is just for growing in big gardens? Think again. Cabbage plants can a new dimension to ornamental plantings. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Plant for Pollinators]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:32:39 -0500 How to Plant for Pollinators Posted by WesternGardener
Celebrate National Lawn Care Month by replacing some of your lawn with pollinator-friendly plants. Lawns are nice, but some of that space could be used to attract needy pollinators to your landscape. ]]>
<![CDATA[Scented Geraniums (Pelargonium species)]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:51:42 -0500 Scented Geraniums (Pelargonium species) Posted by cookinwithherbs
While gathering edible blooms from the wild this week, I noticed that the scented geraniums are blooming indoors in the greenhouse. The plants in the Pelargonium genus are easy to cultivate--they are tender perennials--so I grow them in pots as houseplants. Read all about the "pellies" as I call these endearing, aromatic plants. ]]>
<![CDATA[Spring Foraging: Wild Weeds, Herbal Harbingers and Enticing Ephemerals]]> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:15:51 -0500 Spring Foraging: Wild Weeds, Herbal Harbingers and Enticing Ephemerals Posted by cookinwithherbs
AAhhh--it is that time of year again--spring is bustin' out all over and we gardeners are rejoicing with the first harvests of earth's offerings. Here are some photos of what I'm picking and what's for dinner; get inspired, get out there and forage, or at least graze! ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Foodscape Your Landscape ]]> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:46:48 -0500 How to Foodscape Your Landscape Posted by WesternGardener
It’s easy to transform an ordinary landscape into an incredible edible garden. Here are three steps for growing your own garden of eatin’. ]]>
<![CDATA[Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2016]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:41:56 -0500 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2016 Posted by cookinwithherbs
In my last post I posted photos of Epcot Fresh--pix of food displays and gardens. Here are another dozen photos of some of my favorite plants, topiary and garden vistas. The gardeners and cast members have outdone themselves for this year's Flower & Garden Festival! ]]>
<![CDATA[3 Perennial Herbs for Spring Green in the Garden]]> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 12:42:45 -0500 3 Perennial Herbs for Spring Green in the Garden Posted by WesternGardener
The most welcome sight in my spring garden are the first perennial herbs to pop up and add some green to the bleak late winter scene. These three make for reliable container gardens. ]]>
<![CDATA[Epcot Fresh]]> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:51:53 -0500 Epcot Fresh Posted by cookinwithherbs
Just returned from the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival--it was lots of fun--and this year's gardens and botanical displays are the best ever! Check out these photos for a virtual tour! ]]>
<![CDATA[Best Garden Bush Bean Varieties]]> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:04:24 -0500 Best Garden Bush Bean Varieties Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
I feel that I've done injustice to bush beans by not giving them credit where credit is due. I'd like to take some time today to share with you some of our favorite bush bean varieties. ]]>
<![CDATA[How Gardening Helps us Heal]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:00:00 -0500 How Gardening Helps us Heal Posted by WesternGardener
Jenny Peterson’s new book, "The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion," is filled with insight and inspiration for turning gardening into a healing experience. ]]>
<![CDATA[Meet Botanical Illustrator Susan Rubin]]> Sun, 06 Mar 2016 14:24:45 -0500 Meet Botanical Illustrator Susan Rubin Posted by WesternGardener
Have you ever admired the beautiful botanical illustrations featured on Botanical Interests' vegetable and herb seed packets? Here’s your chance to get to know one of the artists. ]]>
<![CDATA[Totally Free Online Vegetable Garden Planners]]> Sun, 28 Feb 2016 15:37:29 -0500 Totally Free Online Vegetable Garden Planners Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
As far as I can tell, we're all going to need a leg up. Here's where a cheat sheet comes in handy. ]]>
<![CDATA[Recipes featuring Pulses]]> Sat, 27 Feb 2016 22:43:21 -0500 Recipes featuring Pulses Posted by cookinwithherbs
Having been a vegetarian for over 40 years, I have a large repertoire of recipes featuring legumes: beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas, etc. I have written a number of recipes using them in various blogs over the years. Here is an unpublished favorite for Tortilla Pie and links to seven recipes with pulses. ]]>
<![CDATA[Grow Beans in this Year's Garden]]> Sat, 27 Feb 2016 14:22:53 -0500 Grow Beans in this Year's Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
In my last post I wrote about pulses being the international crop of the year and said that i would talk about some beans to grow and sources for a variety of beans. Here's a few that I have grown... and new ones for this growing season. ]]>
<![CDATA[International Year of Pulses]]> Sun, 21 Feb 2016 18:36:22 -0500 International Year of Pulses Posted by cookinwithherbs
I love beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas and eat them probably at least five times a week. The aforementioned are commonly known as pulses. These crops have been chosen to be featured foods to be celebrated for the year of 2016--read all about it! ]]>
<![CDATA[Miracle Fruit Party Fools Taste Buds and Guests]]> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:45:30 -0500 Miracle Fruit Party Fools Taste Buds and Guests Posted by WesternGardener
Everyone knows what it’s like to take a big bite from a lemon or a lime. But if you eat a 'Synsepalum dulcificum' berry first, you'll taste a real miracle. ]]>
<![CDATA[Vegetable and Herb Seeds for Valentine’s Day ]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:52:58 -0500 Vegetable and Herb Seeds for Valentine’s Day Posted by WesternGardener
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your favorite gardener some love. Candy is nice, but these seeds are sweeter. ]]>