Copyright (c) 2017 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/grow Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:35:29 -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[Strawberry Shrub]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:17:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127804/strawberry-shrub http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127804/strawberry-shrub Strawberry Shrub Posted by cookinwithherbs
In my travels down South lately, I've been doing programs on capturing the essence of herbs. One easy, seasonal recipe that I have been preparing with an enthusiastic response is strawberry shrub with lemon balm. It is simple, mouthwatering and a perfect blend of seasonal flavors. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Foodscape Revolution]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:07:38 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127800/the-foodscape-revolution http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127800/the-foodscape-revolution The Foodscape Revolution Posted by WesternGardener
If you’ve been relegating your fruits, vegetables and herbs to the backyard garden, it’s time to rethink that vegetable gardening approach. Foodscaping is the vegetable gardening trend that encourages gardeners to mix edible plants with ornamentals throughout the landscape. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127800/the-foodscape-revolution
<![CDATA[Pansies]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:45:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127781/pansies http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127781/pansies Pansies Posted by cookinwithherbs
These happy little faces are harbingers of spring and this year the National Gardening Bureau has announced that 2017 is the Year of the Pansy. ]]>
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<![CDATA[General Mills Buys Kernza’s Long Roots]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:05:03 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127778/general-mills-buys-kernzas-long-roots http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127778/general-mills-buys-kernzas-long-roots General Mills Buys Kernza’s Long Roots Posted by WesternGardener
The Land Institute, near Salina, Kan., has worked since 1976 to research and develop perennial grains for a more sustainable agricultural system. Kernza, wheat’s wild perennial cousin, is now tame enough to be an ingredient in cereals and snacks. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127778/general-mills-buys-kernzas-long-roots
<![CDATA[Sure Signs of Spring]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:16:07 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127742/sure-signs-of-spring http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127742/sure-signs-of-spring Sure Signs of Spring Posted by cookinwithherbs
Spring is in the air… although Mother Nature has certainly been teasing us! In my Maryland zone 7 garden, we had a fairly mild winter with much less precipitation than we have had in many years... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sponges Make Seed Sprouting Seem Like Magic]]> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:19:05 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127750/sponges-make-seed-sprouting-seem-like-magic http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127750/sponges-make-seed-sprouting-seem-like-magic Sponges Make Seed Sprouting Seem Like Magic Posted by WesternGardener
Seeds can sprout just about anywhere, even on colorful sponges. This easy indoor gardening project is a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and other spring holidays. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127750/sponges-make-seed-sprouting-seem-like-magic
<![CDATA[Shed Stress with a Beautiful Backyard Escape]]> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:09:15 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127744/shed-stress-with-a-beautiful-backyard-escape http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127744/shed-stress-with-a-beautiful-backyard-escape Shed Stress with a Beautiful Backyard Escape Posted by WesternGardener
Erika Kotite’s new book, She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, will help you imagine a beautiful retreat in your own backyard. The 23 featured sheds will inspire you to turn an ordinary shed into a small sanctuary. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127744/shed-stress-with-a-beautiful-backyard-escape
<![CDATA[Great Gardens in California]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:40:15 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127719/great-gardens-in-california http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127719/great-gardens-in-california Great Gardens in California Posted by cookinwithherbs
California has many micro-climates and is able to grow many rare plants from around the world. Two incredible gardens not to miss are the San Francisco Botanical Garden and the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. While SFBG is a unique area within the Golden Gate Park with world-renowned gardens, UCSCA is spread out on 135 acres overlooking the Monterey Bay. Here are just a few photos of some striking and/or rare botanicals found in these gardens. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127719/great-gardens-in-california
<![CDATA[Vegetable Winners Make Gardening Easier]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:04:30 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127713/vegetable-winners-make-gardening-easier http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127713/vegetable-winners-make-gardening-easier Vegetable Winners Make Gardening Easier Posted by WesternGardener
The 2017 All-America Selections winners are ready for this gardening season. Planting these winners is one of the first steps to vegetable gardening success. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127713/vegetable-winners-make-gardening-easier
<![CDATA[California Farmers' Markets]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:17:33 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127689/california-farmers-markets http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127689/california-farmers-markets California Farmers' Markets Posted by cookinwithherbs
In Maryland, my local farmers' markets close up for the winter season. In warmer climes like California and the southern states, markets go on year round. For we gardeners who are awaiting the growing season with baited breath--here are some mouthwatering shots of produce taken at the Santa Cruz farmers' market. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Soil Blocks Simplify Seed Starting]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:01:08 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127686/soil-blocks-simplify-seed-starting http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127686/soil-blocks-simplify-seed-starting Soil Blocks Simplify Seed Starting Posted by WesternGardener
If you’ve given up on seed starting, you might try using soil blocks this season. This seed-starting method can help improve your chances for vegetable gardening success. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127686/soil-blocks-simplify-seed-starting
<![CDATA[Coastal California]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:27:26 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127663/coastal-california http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127663/coastal-california Coastal California Posted by cookinwithherbs
On my recent visit to California, I hiked in the majestic redwood forest, walked on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, and visited gardens from the San Francisco Botanic Garden to the arboretum at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Come take a little trip with me... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hudson Valley Starts Center for Seed Stewardship]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:20:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127660/hudson-valley-starts-center-for-seed-stewardship http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127660/hudson-valley-starts-center-for-seed-stewardship Hudson Valley Starts Center for Seed Stewardship Posted by WesternGardener
After 12 years as Hudson Valley Seed Library, the company has a new name, new logo and a new nonprofit dedicated to protecting our seed resources. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127660/hudson-valley-starts-center-for-seed-stewardship
<![CDATA[ Favorite Gardening Tool: Hori Hori Update]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 01:02:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127641/favorite-gardening-tool-hori-hori-update http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127641/favorite-gardening-tool-hori-hori-update  Favorite Gardening Tool: Hori Hori Update Posted by cookinwithherbs
I've had my hori hori (Japanese weeding knife) for more than 25 years. It is the tool that I use most often in the garden other than my Felcos. I have bought many of these useful tools for gifts. This past summer I went online to order one for a gift and found a new and improved model... read all about it... ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127641/favorite-gardening-tool-hori-hori-update
<![CDATA[How to Avoid 10 Common Vegetable Gardening Mistakes]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:18:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127636/how-to-avoid-10-common-vegetable-gardening-mistakes http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127636/how-to-avoid-10-common-vegetable-gardening-mistakes How to Avoid 10 Common Vegetable Gardening Mistakes Posted by WesternGardener
When it comes to gardening, experience is the best teacher. But what if you prefer to avoid the trial-and-error method of vegetable gardening? Help is on the way. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127636/how-to-avoid-10-common-vegetable-gardening-mistakes
<![CDATA[Cilantro & Citrus--Great Salad Combo!]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:58:41 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127628/cilantro-citrus-great-salad-combo http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127628/cilantro-citrus-great-salad-combo Cilantro & Citrus--Great Salad Combo! Posted by cookinwithherbs
It is January and here in my zone 7 garden, my fall-sown coriander seed is still producing cilantro leaves. While they are not huge and hearty as they are in spring and fall--I am still gathering fresh leaves to brighten winter salads. Here is one of my favorite salad recipes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[All Hail Kale for 2017]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:35:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127626/all-hail-kale-for-2017 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127626/all-hail-kale-for-2017 All Hail Kale for 2017 Posted by WesternGardener
The National Garden Bureau has spoken and named 2017 the Year of the Brassica. Now’s the time to start planning how to celebrate all the delicious nutritious cole crops in your vegetable garden this spring. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cilantro & Coriander, Herb of the Year 2017]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:19:46 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127623/cilantro-coriander-herb-of-the-year-2017 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127623/cilantro-coriander-herb-of-the-year-2017 Cilantro & Coriander, Herb of the Year 2017 Posted by cookinwithherbs
This year we celebrate Cilantro & Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) as Herb of the Year 2017. The leaf of the coriander plant is known as cilantro throughout much of the western world. It is often called coriander leaf and Chinese parsley in other parts of the globe. The seed is known as coriander and has been used as a spice--from as far back as the ancient Egyptians and was mentioned in the Bible. It's time to order your seed to have it in time for early spring planting! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127623/cilantro-coriander-herb-of-the-year-2017
<![CDATA[Share the Gardening Love]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:52:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127619/share-the-gardening-love http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127619/share-the-gardening-love Share the Gardening Love Posted by WesternGardener
Now’s the time to help kids get connected, just not to the latest technology. Pull the plug and take the American Horticultural Society’s pledge to find ways to share your love of gardening with the children in your life. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seed Catalogs for 2017]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:52:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127610/seed-catalogs-for-2017 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127610/seed-catalogs-for-2017 Seed Catalogs for 2017 Posted by cookinwithherbs
My first seed catalog for 2017 arrived before Christmas. I enjoy sitting by the woodstove with the catalogs and perusing the photos and descriptions of mouthwatering herbs, vegetables and fruits, dreaming of this year's garden-to-be. Admittedly, I have been receiving fewer catalogs every year since I tend not to order from many of them--and I am sure seed companies need to save the expense of printing and shipping color catalogs to folks who don't place orders. Here are a few that I will be ordering from soon--as well as a few that I order from online. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127610/seed-catalogs-for-2017