Copyright (c) 2019 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Sun, 17 Nov 2019 22:25:30 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects <![CDATA[October 31: All Hallows Eve, Samhain and Day of the Dead ]]> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 19:09:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130123/october-31-all-hallows-eve-samhain-and-day-of-the-dead http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130123/october-31-all-hallows-eve-samhain-and-day-of-the-dead October 31: All Hallows Eve, Samhain and Day of the Dead Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today is a day of multiple celebrations: All Hallows Eve, Samhain and Day of the Dead (and Mercury has gone into retrograde for the final time this year—until November 20). ]]>
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<![CDATA[Autumnal Contentment]]> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 21:08:07 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130100/autumnal-contentment http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130100/autumnal-contentment Autumnal Contentment Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year--fall-colored leaves are brilliant on the trees as well as covering the earth, the garden is winding down--days and nights are getting cooler. We are supposed to be relaxing a bit and turning inward, however it is challenging because we have so many projects and all of the garden bounty to do something with! Here's what's going on in my garden and kitchen... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Elderberry and Fire Cider Elixir]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2019 19:12:31 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130096/elderberry-and-fire-cider-elixir http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130096/elderberry-and-fire-cider-elixir Elderberry and Fire Cider Elixir Posted by cookinwithherbs
After I posted the recent blog on fire cider, I received a request for this recipe--so here it is. Hopefully, you froze some elderberries when they were in season, if not, dried berries work well in this recipe. As soon as it frosts in your area, it is a good time to dig your horseradish and then you can make this healthy elixir. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fire Cider!]]> Sun, 27 Oct 2019 14:39:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130085/fire-cider http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130085/fire-cider Fire Cider! Posted by cookinwithherbs
This book, Fire Cider!, is hot off the presses, published by Storey Books. There are 101 zesty recipes for health-boosting remedies made with apple cider vinegar by Rosemary Gladstar and friends. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Try Pumpkin Guts Scones for Halloween]]> Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:32:25 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130073/try-pumpkin-guts-scones-for-halloween http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130073/try-pumpkin-guts-scones-for-halloween Try Pumpkin Guts Scones for Halloween Posted by WesternGardener
Fruits and vegetables are the top throw-away foods in most American kitchens. But what if you could find ways to turn those valuable veggies into delicious meals instead? "Cooking with Scraps" is a great guide for frugal cooks who want to stop wasting food. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fall Gardening]]> Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:12:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130064/fall-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130064/fall-gardening Fall Gardening Posted by cookinwithherbs
The heat of summer has just about past and the days are getting cooler and shorter. Summer crops like tomatoes and eggplant and squash are near about finished, however we aren't done with the garden! It is time to plant all of those cool weather crops from brassicas to lettuces and hardy greens. October is also time to plant garlic in my zone 7 garden and I've also put in some herbs like cilantro, chervil and parsley, which like cooler weather. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Wild Rice with Cranberries and Hazelnuts]]> Sun, 29 Sep 2019 21:57:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130058/wild-rice-with-cranberries-and-hazelnuts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130058/wild-rice-with-cranberries-and-hazelnuts Wild Rice with Cranberries and Hazelnuts Posted by cookinwithherbs
We are gearing up for the annual Herb Harvest Fall Festival at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas on the weekend of October 2 to 5. For this event , we are featuring the Northern United States, north of historic U.S. 40.We will be studying the foods, herbs, crops and folkways of these regions. Here is a recipe that we will be serving for the Lavish Herbal Feast that you will want to make! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Water Kefir]]> Sun, 08 Sep 2019 16:44:34 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130028/how-to-make-water-kefir http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130028/how-to-make-water-kefir How to Make Water Kefir Posted by cookinwithherbs
Water kefir grains can easily be infused in lightly sweetened water to make a healthy beverage full of probiotics--they are fizzy and refreshing drinks--flavored with any fruit, herbs or fruit juices that you like. Watch this video to learn how-to-do-it! You don't have to drink sodas! ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Secret to Perfect Pollinator Plants]]> Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:13:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129918/the-secret-to-perfect-pollinator-plants http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129918/the-secret-to-perfect-pollinator-plants The Secret to Perfect Pollinator Plants Posted by WesternGardener
Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are the beneficiaries of more than a million new pollinator gardens in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The gardens represent five million acres of habitat for pollinators and that means more fruits and vegetables for gardeners. How do pollinators find these gardens? Here’s their secret. ]]>
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<![CDATA[It's Summertime in the Garden]]> Sat, 29 Jun 2019 22:55:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129876/its-summertime-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129876/its-summertime-in-the-garden It's Summertime in the Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
We recently celebrated the summer solstice as well as St. John's Day (sometimes referred to as Midsummer) and the hot weather has arrived here in Maryland. We haven't had much rain so plant growth, especially flowering, has progressed rapidly--it seems a lot of plants are flowering earlier than usual. Before we know it, we'll be harvesting summer veggies! Right now, a lot of herbs need to be cut back and harvested. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Watering Plants with Sunlight and Air]]> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:36:34 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129794/watering-plants-with-sunlight-and-air http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129794/watering-plants-with-sunlight-and-air Watering Plants with Sunlight and Air Posted by WesternGardener
A demonstration garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens uses a solar-powered atmospheric water harvesting system to irrigate a honey of a vegetable garden. The process uses solar energy to drive passive condensation to create high-quality fresh water from air. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Garden Like a Viking]]> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:07:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129686/garden-like-a-viking http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129686/garden-like-a-viking Garden Like a Viking Posted by WesternGardener
One of the special features in the Irish National Botanic Gardens in Dublin is an accurate recreation of a Viking house dating from the ninth and tenth centuries. Here’s what to plant if you’d like to garden like a Viking. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow Pea Shoots for Spring Crunch]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:39:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129659/grow-pea-shoots-for-spring-crunch http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129659/grow-pea-shoots-for-spring-crunch Grow Pea Shoots for Spring Crunch Posted by WesternGardener
Pea shoots are the fresh antidote to a long cold winter. These crunchy greens can be ready to enjoy in just a few weeks from planting. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Exotic Peppers Spice Up Gardens]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:11:47 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129611/exotic-peppers-spice-up-gardens http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129611/exotic-peppers-spice-up-gardens Exotic Peppers Spice Up Gardens Posted by WesternGardener
The new Pumpkin Habanero pepper, from the Exotic Pepper Project at Rutgers University, looks like a small pumpkin, has a citrusy taste and jalapeno-like heat. Here’s how to get your hands on the seeds. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Start Pepper Seeds]]> Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:19:07 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129605/how-to-start-pepper-seeds http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129605/how-to-start-pepper-seeds How to Start Pepper Seeds Posted by WesternGardener
If you like to grow unusual peppers, you’ll need to start from seed. Hundreds of pepper varieties are available to gardeners who take time to plant seeds, instead of the buying seedlings available at garden centers. Here’s how to get started. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Enjoy a Cuppa: Blending Teas]]> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:25:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129591/enjoy-a-cuppa-blending-teas http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129591/enjoy-a-cuppa-blending-teas Enjoy a Cuppa: Blending Teas Posted by cookinwithherbs
Cold weather inspires drinking hot beverages. When you come in from being out-of-doors on a frigid day, what do you want to drink? ]]>
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<![CDATA[These Vegetable Seeds Need Saving]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:48:29 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129587/these-vegetable-seeds-need-saving http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129587/these-vegetable-seeds-need-saving These Vegetable Seeds Need Saving Posted by WesternGardener
Slow Food’s annual Plant a Seed campaign is your chance to make a difference in the wonderful world of vegetable growing. When you plant this year’s seed kit, you’ll help ensure the survival of six plants facing extinction. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrate Spring and Agastache, Herb of the Year 2019!]]> Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:04:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129556/celebrate-spring-and-agastache-herb-of-the-year-2019 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129556/celebrate-spring-and-agastache-herb-of-the-year-2019 Celebrate Spring and Agastache, Herb of the Year 2019! Posted by cookinwithherbs
I am gearing up for upcoming spring programs and I will be kicking off the gardening season at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show in Little Rock, from March 1 to March 3. There is a great lineup of... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Combine Some Botanicals with Chocolate for Your Valentine]]> Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:38:57 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129554/combine-some-botanicals-with-chocolate-for-your-valentine http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129554/combine-some-botanicals-with-chocolate-for-your-valentine Combine Some Botanicals with Chocolate for Your Valentine Posted by cookinwithherbs
While flowers are the number one choice of gifts for Valentine's Day, chocolate follows as a close second. Instead of a box of store-bought chocolates, why don't you make something scrumptious,simple and unique for the one(s)you love? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Elderberry Syrup on the First Day of February]]> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:39:51 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129519/elderberry-syrup-on-the-first-day-of-february http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129519/elderberry-syrup-on-the-first-day-of-february Elderberry Syrup on the First Day of February Posted by cookinwithherbs
I love it when happenings in everyday life inspire me to write a blog. This blog's inception came about due to the freezing weather, which caused me to clean out my freezer... ]]>
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