Copyright (c) 2015 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:41:18 -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[How to Plant a Milk Crate]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:48:58 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61549/how-to-plant-a-milk-crate http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61549/how-to-plant-a-milk-crate How to Plant a Milk Crate Posted by WesternGardener
Would you like to grow a “crate to plate” garden? It turns out that milk crates are the perfect size for growing vegetables and herbs in a container garden. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61549/how-to-plant-a-milk-crate
<![CDATA[Saving and Savoring, A Celebration of Rare and Endangered Plants and Herbs at U.S. Botanic Garden ]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 21:56:51 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61459/saving-and-savoring-a-celebration-of-rare-and-endangered-plants-and-herbs-at-us-botanic-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61459/saving-and-savoring-a-celebration-of-rare-and-endangered-plants-and-herbs-at-us-botanic-garden Saving and Savoring, A Celebration of Rare and Endangered Plants and Herbs at U.S. Botanic Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
Our U.S. Botanic Garden, as well as U.S. National Arboretum, are treasure troves of plants from around the world, as well as great resources for events, programs and classes, and information about plants. The gardens change with the seasons as do the featured themes--they are great places to visit--so plan a trip to see these national treasures! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61459/saving-and-savoring-a-celebration-of-rare-and-endangered-plants-and-herbs-at-us-botanic-garden
<![CDATA[Growers and Gardeners Networking ]]> Sun, 31 May 2015 22:57:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61409/growers-and-gardeners-networking http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61409/growers-and-gardeners-networking Growers and Gardeners Networking Posted by cookinwithherbs
Recently my local farmers' market had a fundraiser at a nearby farm and it was fun and educational to visit with the friends and supporters of the market and the farmers who bring wonderful produce and products to market, not to mention there was lots of good food and beverage. Here are a few photos of garden grown produce and things new to me... ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61409/growers-and-gardeners-networking
<![CDATA[Radishes and Garlics and Greens, Oh Yeah!]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 17:34:57 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61380/radishes-and-garlics-and-greens-oh-yeah http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61380/radishes-and-garlics-and-greens-oh-yeah Radishes and Garlics and Greens, Oh Yeah! Posted by cookinwithherbs
The weather is changing from spring to summer--nights are still cool here in Maryland--however days feel like summertime hot. Greens and radishes and garlic are loving it and we are experiencing salad days in a big way! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61380/radishes-and-garlics-and-greens-oh-yeah
<![CDATA[More Williamsburg and HSA Conference]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 15:04:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61342/more-williamsburg-and-hsa-conference http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61342/more-williamsburg-and-hsa-conference More Williamsburg and HSA Conference Posted by cookinwithherbs
On my last blog, I highlighted the Colonial Gardens in Williamsburg, having to limit myself to just 12 images. Here are 12 more with details on the conference, farmers' market, two great books, and a few more herbs. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61342/more-williamsburg-and-hsa-conference
<![CDATA[Fickle Spring]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:32:10 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61236/fickle-spring http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61236/fickle-spring Fickle Spring Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today is the last day of April and tomorrow we will celebrate May Day--this past month has been cold and wily--have had the woodstove going and the plant babies covered. Hopefully May will finally bring spring for us impatient gardeners! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61236/fickle-spring
<![CDATA[Savory, Herb of the Year 2015]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:05:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61172/savory-herb-of-the-year-2015 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61172/savory-herb-of-the-year-2015 Savory, Herb of the Year 2015 Posted by cookinwithherbs
The International Herb Association's latest book Savory, Herb of the Year 2015 is hot off the presses. It is time to be planting savory plants or sowing summer savory seed right now! Celebrate this tasty herb. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61172/savory-herb-of-the-year-2015
<![CDATA[On the Road: Kraut Recipe from a Wild and Cultured Herbal Lunch Menu]]> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:55:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60999/on-the-road-kraut-recipe-from-a-wild-and-cultured-herbal-lunch-menu http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60999/on-the-road-kraut-recipe-from-a-wild-and-cultured-herbal-lunch-menu On the Road: Kraut  Recipe from a Wild and Cultured Herbal Lunch Menu Posted by cookinwithherbs
Home again, however finishing up a few details from recent road trip. Attendees from the Medicinal Herb Workshop requested the Smoky Kale Sauerkraut recipe so here it is. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60999/on-the-road-kraut-recipe-from-a-wild-and-cultured-herbal-lunch-menu
<![CDATA[Grow Herbs for a Spa Experience]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:22:05 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60953/grow-herbs-for-a-spa-experience http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60953/grow-herbs-for-a-spa-experience Grow Herbs for a  Spa Experience Posted by WesternGardener
A luxurious spa experience awaits you. All you need is The Herb Lover’s Spa Book and some fragrant herbs from your garden. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60953/grow-herbs-for-a-spa-experience
<![CDATA[On the Road: American Botanical Council, Austin, Texas]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:36:48 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60889/on-the-road-american-botanical-council-austin-texas http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60889/on-the-road-american-botanical-council-austin-texas On the Road: American Botanical Council, Austin, Texas Posted by cookinwithherbs
This spring has been busy with a road trip from Arkansas to Texas and back--we saw miles and miles of Texas! We started with a program on 'Shrubs, Switchel and Beveridge: The Art of Creating Fruited Vinegars' at the ABC. Check out the gardens at the American Botanical Council. Check out the gardens at the ABC, why you should go visit, and become a member! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60889/on-the-road-american-botanical-council-austin-texas
<![CDATA[New Vegetable Grafting Mirrors Old Solanum Experiments ]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:05:52 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60846/new-vegetable-grafting-mirrors-old-solanum-experiments http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60846/new-vegetable-grafting-mirrors-old-solanum-experiments New Vegetable Grafting Mirrors Old Solanum Experiments Posted by WesternGardener
What do you get when you cross a tomato with a potato plant? If you answered the new Ketchup ‘n’ Fries plant from Territorial Seed Company, you’re right. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60846/new-vegetable-grafting-mirrors-old-solanum-experiments
<![CDATA[How to Grow Micro Greens Indoors--Part Two]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:15:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60786/how-to-grow-micro-greens-indoors-part-two http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60786/how-to-grow-micro-greens-indoors-part-two How to Grow Micro Greens Indoors--Part Two Posted by WesternGardener
If you planted your micro greens with me last week, your sprouts should have already popped up with their seed leaves called cotyledons. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60786/how-to-grow-micro-greens-indoors-part-two
<![CDATA[How to Grow Micro Greens Indoors]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60787/how-to-grow-micro-greens-indoors http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60787/how-to-grow-micro-greens-indoors How to Grow Micro Greens Indoors Posted by WesternGardener
Would you like to join me in a delicious indoor gardening project? Let’s grow a container of fresh and tasty micro greens indoors. Plant along with me and you’ll be enjoying fresh greens in about two weeks. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60787/how-to-grow-micro-greens-indoors
<![CDATA[Springtime: on the road again]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:59:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60779/springtime-on-the-road-again http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60779/springtime-on-the-road-again Springtime: on the road again Posted by cookinwithherbs
Well I departed from the frigid temps in Maryland with over 12-inches of snow on the ground to head south to begin another series of springtime herbal events. While still chilly here in Arkansas, the snow has melted, the precipitation is rain with temps in the 50s and the daffodils are up three or four inches and budded, though not yet open. The first night I arrived the peepers were peepin’ around the pond and in the ditches—a sure sign of spring. Read on to find out upcoming events... ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60779/springtime-on-the-road-again
<![CDATA[Winter's Passing]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:58:03 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60751/winters-passing http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60751/winters-passing Winter's Passing Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today is the last day of February--gardeners take heart and prepare for spring! Although it might not seem like it with these frigid temperatures and snow and sleet still in the forecast--it will happen. Be sure to still feed our fine feathered friends in this weather! March brings all sorts of spring and green celebrations from the full worm moon, daylight saving time, St. Patrick's Day and the vernal equinox--hallelujah! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60751/winters-passing
<![CDATA[Rethinking the Spring Vegetable Garden]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:27:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60725/rethinking-the-spring-vegetable-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60725/rethinking-the-spring-vegetable-garden Rethinking the Spring Vegetable Garden Posted by WesternGardener
When the vegetable garden is covered by a thick, fluffy blanket of snow, the blank slate gives gardeners a chance to think. And rethink. Here are four vegetable gardening ideas to consider for your garden this spring. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60725/rethinking-the-spring-vegetable-garden
<![CDATA[How to Create Vegetable Centerpieces]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:52:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60690/how-to-create-vegetable-centerpieces http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60690/how-to-create-vegetable-centerpieces How to Create Vegetable Centerpieces Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetables aren’t just for eating, they make beautiful decorations, too. Here’s how to create tasty table centerpieces using fruits and vegetables in place of fresh flowers. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60690/how-to-create-vegetable-centerpieces
<![CDATA[Combining Chocolate with Herbs and Spices]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:17:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60677/combining-chocolate-with-herbs-and-spices http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60677/combining-chocolate-with-herbs-and-spices Combining Chocolate with Herbs and Spices Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's Valentine's Day weekend--so it is a time to celebrate love and eat chocolate. Did you know that chocolate is good for you? The flavor of chocolate can be enhanced by herbs and spices. While you are indoors on this cold wintry weekend, whip up something with chocolate for you and the ones that you love! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60677/combining-chocolate-with-herbs-and-spices
<![CDATA[Powerful Plants Help Get Children in the Garden]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:37:16 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60664/powerful-plants-help-get-children-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60664/powerful-plants-help-get-children-in-the-garden Powerful Plants Help Get Children in the Garden Posted by WesternGardener
What do you get when you cross one vegetable-growing dad, with colorful animated characters and a free app? You get Powerful Plants, a new way to "edutain" kids about vegetable gardening. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60664/powerful-plants-help-get-children-in-the-garden
<![CDATA[Growing Vegetables for Fun and Profit in Denver]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:15:04 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60628/growing-vegetables-for-fun-and-profit-in-denver http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60628/growing-vegetables-for-fun-and-profit-in-denver Growing Vegetables for Fun and Profit in Denver Posted by WesternGardener
A new ordinance allows Denver gardeners to start a farmstand in their front yards. Urban farmers can now sell fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and even eggs in their residential neighborhoods. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60628/growing-vegetables-for-fun-and-profit-in-denver