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, 20 Feb 2018 12:42:53 -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[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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128724/chocolate-tomatoes-are-a-sweet-garden-surprise
<![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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<![CDATA[Lunar Happenings ]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:46:28 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128712/lunar-happenings http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128712/lunar-happenings Lunar Happenings Posted by cookinwithherbs
What the heck is a Super Blue Blood Moon? The moon was officially full this morning at 8:27 am EST. This is a particularly eventful full moon in that it is the second one this month, so called a blue moon, since we already had a full moon on the first of January. The Farmers' Almanac names it a Full Old Moon and it is the only lunar eclipse in North America this year , which was visible to those living west of the Mississippi in the U.S. and Western Canada before dawn this morning. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Winter Musings]]> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:02:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128687/winter-musings http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128687/winter-musings Winter Musings Posted by cookinwithherbs
We have had very cold weather this month and now we have warmed up just a bit--enough to tease us--and make us think spring is in the air. Not. However we can dream of spring and our gardens to be, especially with the seed catalogues coming in and seed sales offered in our emails almost daily. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant a Gumbo Garden for Mardi Gras]]> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:24:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128683/plant-a-gumbo-garden-for-mardi-gras http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128683/plant-a-gumbo-garden-for-mardi-gras Plant a Gumbo Garden for Mardi Gras Posted by WesternGardener
If you want to add some New Orleans flavor to your vegetable garden this season, plant the herbs and vegetables to make a traditional gumbo. Here’s how to get started. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Container Gardening Complete for Small Vegetable Gardens]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:00:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128679/container-gardening-complete-for-small-vegetable-gardens http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128679/container-gardening-complete-for-small-vegetable-gardens Container Gardening Complete for Small Vegetable Gardens Posted by WesternGardener
Small-space vegetable gardeners will surely want to try the many creative projects in Jessica Walliser’s new book. If you’d like to learn how to plant a bean trellis bin, a bike-rim sweet potato trellis or a pollinator garden in an old trash can, it’s all right here. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Color of the Year for Vegetable Gardens]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:26:24 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128673/color-of-the-year-for-vegetable-gardens http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128673/color-of-the-year-for-vegetable-gardens Color of the Year for Vegetable Gardens Posted by WesternGardener
Some gardeners think the Pantone Color of the Year is just for ornamental or flower gardens. Here's how vegetable gardeners can also add Ultra Violet colors to their edible spaces. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant these Vegetable Winners for Garden Success]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:42:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128663/plant-these-vegetable-winners-for-garden-success http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128663/plant-these-vegetable-winners-for-garden-success Plant these Vegetable Winners for Garden Success Posted by WesternGardener
The All-America Selections trial judges do all the work, and vegetable gardeners reap the rewards. Smart gardeners will look for these vegetable winners to plant in their gardens this season. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128663/plant-these-vegetable-winners-for-garden-success
<![CDATA[Tools for the New Year]]> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:58:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128624/tools-for-the-new-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128624/tools-for-the-new-year Tools for the New Year Posted by cookinwithherbs
Here are a few gifts that I ask for every year--as well as a few new tools that I received this holiday season. These are items that I find essential to help me during the year, both in the garden and everyday. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Currant Liqueur Makes for a Happy New Year]]> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:48:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128619/currant-liqueur-makes-for-a-happy-new-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128619/currant-liqueur-makes-for-a-happy-new-year Currant Liqueur Makes for a Happy New Year Posted by WesternGardener
When it’s time to welcome a new gardening year, nothing says “cheers” like a glass of homegrown and homemade liqueur. Here’s how to grow your own currant liqueur. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128619/currant-liqueur-makes-for-a-happy-new-year
<![CDATA[Celebrate Winter Solstice]]> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:59:32 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128610/celebrate-winter-solstice http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128610/celebrate-winter-solstice Celebrate Winter Solstice Posted by cookinwithherbs
The winter solstice is on Thursday, December 21, 2017. I am so looking forward to this annual celebration--I always go to my friend's house where a large number of us gather to welcome winter and light the longest night of the year with a huge bonfire and share a feast of warming winter dishes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[3 Vegetable Winners from 2017]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:04:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128605/3-vegetable-winners-from-2017 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128605/3-vegetable-winners-from-2017 3 Vegetable Winners from 2017 Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners never know what will be their garden winners until the growing season is over. Here are my top three surprise winners from 2017. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pickled Garlic is a Perfect Present]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:06:35 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128600/pickled-garlic-is-a-perfect-present http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128600/pickled-garlic-is-a-perfect-present Pickled Garlic is a Perfect Present Posted by WesternGardener
Instead of going with ordinary gifts for the holidays, make something special. Even if you’re not a whiz in the kitchen, you can whip up this delicacy with just four ingredients. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Roadside Attractions: Season's Greenings at the United States Botanic Garden]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:29:20 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128572/roadside-attractions-seasons-greenings-at-the-united-states-botanic-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128572/roadside-attractions-seasons-greenings-at-the-united-states-botanic-garden Roadside Attractions: Season's Greenings at the United States Botanic Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
Went for my annual visit to view the U.S. Botanic Garden's Holiday Show and I wasn't disappointed! This year's theme is Roadside Attractions and it is a fun exhibit. Besides that, it is always lovely to enter the conservatory where it is delightfully warm to come in out of the cold and full of tropical blooms, stunning array of poinsettias, and impressive holiday decorations from decorated trees to hanging baskets, wreaths and more. Don't miss a chance to visit this live or go online and check it out. https://www.usbg.gov/plan-your-holiday-visit ]]>
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<![CDATA[Early December Garden to Kitchen]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:36:09 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128546/early-december-garden-to-kitchen http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128546/early-december-garden-to-kitchen Early December Garden to Kitchen Posted by cookinwithherbs
We have had a mild autumn/winter season thus far in my zone 7 Maryland garden. Still able to do chores in the garden and bring in bounty to create warming seasonal dishes. Time for harvesting whatever is still available, cleaning up the garden, last-minute planting, getting ready for the holidays and wood chores. What are you up to in your garden and kitchen? ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Idea for Detecting Potato Growing Problems]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:51:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128543/new-idea-for-detecting-potato-growing-problems http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128543/new-idea-for-detecting-potato-growing-problems New Idea for Detecting Potato Growing Problems Posted by WesternGardener
The Organic Potato Plant Detective, by Wood Prairie Family Farm, is a winner of the coveted 2018 Green Thumb Award by the Direct Gardening Association. The kit includes two different potato varieties that help growers and gardeners diagnose their potato growing problems. ]]>
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