Copyright (c) 2017 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:35:42 -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[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[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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<![CDATA[How to Decorate Your House Like the White House]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:57:09 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128519/how-to-decorate-your-house-like-the-white-house http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128519/how-to-decorate-your-house-like-the-white-house How to Decorate Your House Like the White House Posted by WesternGardener
Everyone knows the holiday decorations at the White House are spectacular. That’s because it takes a year of planning, an army of volunteers, thousands of ornaments, and miles and miles of lights. But you don’t have to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to have a lavish display, you just need Laura Dowling's new book. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Smoked Chiles en Adobo]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:37:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128511/smoked-chiles-en-adobo http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128511/smoked-chiles-en-adobo Smoked Chiles en Adobo Posted by cookinwithherbs
It is easy, though a bit time-consuming to smoke your own chiles and make this adobo sauce--however the end product is well worth it--wicked good stuff! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Smoking Chile Peppers]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:13:52 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128488/smoking-chile-peppers http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128488/smoking-chile-peppers Smoking Chile Peppers Posted by cookinwithherbs
Chipotle peppers are smoke-dried jalapeno peppers. The latter are thick-walled and do not dry well, so they have been smoked-dried for centuries. Recently, I decided to try smoking an assortment of chile peppers in a smoker and make my own chiles en adobo. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Decorate with Vegetables for Thanksgiving]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:16:57 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128480/how-to-decorate-with-vegetables-for-thanksgiving http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128480/how-to-decorate-with-vegetables-for-thanksgiving How to Decorate with Vegetables for Thanksgiving Posted by WesternGardener
We all know vegetables are an important part of the Thanksgiving feast, but they make gorgeous table decorations, too. Here are some special ways to use fruits and vegetables with plants and flowers to celebrate the harvest holiday. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Botanical Notecards: Make your own holiday cards and gifts]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:17:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128466/botanical-notecards-make-your-own-holiday-cards-and-gifts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128466/botanical-notecards-make-your-own-holiday-cards-and-gifts Botanical Notecards: Make your own holiday cards and gifts Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's not too late to press flowers and leaves of annuals and perennials to make your own botanical cards for holiday greetings or gift giving. ]]>
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<![CDATA[6 Ways to Reuse Halloween Pumpkins]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:48:39 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128449/6-ways-to-reuse-halloween-pumpkins http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128449/6-ways-to-reuse-halloween-pumpkins 6 Ways to Reuse Halloween Pumpkins Posted by WesternGardener
Instead of throwing that Halloween pumpkin away, put it to good use. There are plenty of ways for recycling that winter squash instead of letting it go to waste. ]]>
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<![CDATA[End of Gardening Season: Celebrate the Harvest!]]> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:52:41 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128450/end-of-gardening-season-celebrate-the-harvest http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128450/end-of-gardening-season-celebrate-the-harvest End of Gardening Season: Celebrate the Harvest! Posted by cookinwithherbs
We have had our frost warning in my zone 7 Maryland area and I went out the day of the prediction and gathered all of the green tomatoes still on the vine and harvested a large number of chile peppers still hanging on the plants. The chiles still need to be processed; I will dry some of them, make salsa and hot sauce with some and of course eat them every day with every meal. I cut annual flowers and herbs and filled the house with bouquets of zinnias, nicotiana, marigolds and nasturtiums and basil—all of them will turn black with a frost. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cilantro Substitutes or Similars]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:13:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128422/cilantro-substitutes-or-similars http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128422/cilantro-substitutes-or-similars Cilantro Substitutes or Similars Posted by cookinwithherbs
This year we are celebrating Cilantro & Coriander as Herb of the Year for 2017. This herb has a very distinct flavor—there are a number of plants that have many of the same chemical constituents as Coriandrum sativum and sort of mimic the flavor --these herbs are culantro, papaloquelite, pipicha and Vietnamese coriander. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Herb Harvest Fall Festival Celebrates Central America, the Caribbean Basin and Mexico]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:40:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128387/herb-harvest-fall-festival-celebrates-central-america-the-caribbean-basin-and-mexico http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128387/herb-harvest-fall-festival-celebrates-central-america-the-caribbean-basin-and-mexico Herb Harvest Fall Festival Celebrates Central America, the Caribbean Basin and Mexico Posted by cookinwithherbs
Every year at the Ozark Folk Center's HHFF, we celebrate different regions of the globe and see how they relate back to the Ozarks. This year we celebrated some of the tropical areas and had a Caribbean-Style Lavish Herbal Feast and two days of inspiring educational programs featuring Mexico, the countries on the Isthmus of Central America and the many islands in the Caribbean. Read about all of the fun that we had. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seeds Will Help Heal Hurricane Ravaged Areas]]> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:19:34 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128380/seeds-will-help-heal-hurricane-ravaged-areas http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128380/seeds-will-help-heal-hurricane-ravaged-areas Seeds Will Help Heal Hurricane Ravaged Areas Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners can put their hobby to good use by ordering seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds by October 6. All the proceeds from online seed sales will be used to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and beyond. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek , Michigan]]> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:29:25 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128330/leila-arboretum-in-battle-creek-michigan http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128330/leila-arboretum-in-battle-creek-michigan Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek , Michigan Posted by cookinwithherbs
On a recent road trip to Michigan, we happened upon the Leila Arboretum--and what a find! If you are in the neighborhood--go check it out! Wonderful gardens and a great place for kids; this is one not to miss. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Is it Welsh Rabbit or Rarebit?]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:56:08 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128313/is-it-welsh-rabbit-or-rarebit http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128313/is-it-welsh-rabbit-or-rarebit Is it Welsh Rabbit or Rarebit? Posted by cookinwithherbs
Rarebit or Rabbit--it's basically a cheese sauce over toast. I made this for the Great Hops Cookoff (had just 10 minutes) at the IHA conference and of course, I added herbs and a good hoppy IPA for maximum flavor, along with a dead ripe summer tomato. This is a quick and easy dish to make when you don't know what to have for lunch or supper and you don't feel like another sandwich. ]]>
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<![CDATA[International Herb Association Conference in Michigan featuring Hops, Herb of the Year 2018]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:51:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128290/international-herb-association-conference-in-michigan-featuring-hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128290/international-herb-association-conference-in-michigan-featuring-hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 International Herb Association Conference in Michigan featuring Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 Posted by cookinwithherbs
Last week the IHA held their conference in Hickory Corners, Michigan at the Kellogg Biological Station, which is a great place to hold a conference and be in nature at the same time. There's walking trails along Gull Lake, an amazing number of beautiful old trees, a bird sanctuary, the Manor House and more. ]]>
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<![CDATA[3 Easy Ways to Preserve the Herbs]]> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:21:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128286/3-easy-ways-to-preserve-the-herbs http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128286/3-easy-ways-to-preserve-the-herbs 3 Easy Ways to Preserve the Herbs Posted by WesternGardener
Cooler nighttime temperatures mean the end is near to another vegetable gardening season. Instead of letting those beautiful culinary herbs go to seed, take a few minutes to snip and save them for winter. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer Heights]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:34:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128203/summer-heights http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128203/summer-heights Summer Heights Posted by cookinwithherbs
Summer is near about peaking. Plants are reaching for the sun and growing fast in this heat, so there are many tall annuals and perennials in the garden. Pictured are a few that stand out. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Garden Seeds, Fruits and Flowers to Watch for Now]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:46:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128186/garden-seeds-fruits-and-flowers-to-watch-for-now http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128186/garden-seeds-fruits-and-flowers-to-watch-for-now Garden Seeds, Fruits and Flowers to Watch for Now Posted by cookinwithherbs
Many garden plants are already setting seed, which come in infinite shapes, sizes and textures. Want to know when to harvest? What to leave and for how long? What to remove right away? Though there are many books written on the subject of seed saving, here are some seeds, as well as a few berries and flowers you might be seeing now in your garden that are ready to gather--or just admire. ]]>
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<![CDATA[You Can Grow a Lot of Hot Weather Plants Down Here in the Ozarks]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:10:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128167/you-can-grow-a-lot-of-hot-weather-plants-down-here-in-the-ozarks http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128167/you-can-grow-a-lot-of-hot-weather-plants-down-here-in-the-ozarks You Can Grow a Lot of Hot Weather Plants Down Here in the Ozarks Posted by cookinwithherbs
I'm still here in the Ozarks after teaching summer folk school classes last week. This gardening season, the gardeners planted lots of plants here with the upcoming Herb Harvest Fall Festival in mind. This year the featured countries are Central America, the Caribbean basin and Mexico, so plants from those regions are growing here. Those regions of the world are hot and tropical and those plants seem to be doing well here in the Ozarks where the hot temperatures have been extreme. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Be a Blue Ribbon Vegetable Winner]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:36:25 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128163/be-a-blue-ribbon-vegetable-winner http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128163/be-a-blue-ribbon-vegetable-winner Be a Blue Ribbon Vegetable Winner Posted by WesternGardener
It’s county fair time and your chance to get some recognition for a season of vegetable growing. Here's how you can win ribbons and prizes for your vegetable growing efforts. ]]>
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