Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:24:11 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts <![CDATA[Plant an Edible Ornamental Hanging Basket]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:35:18 -0500 Plant an Edible Ornamental Hanging Basket Posted by WesternGardener
Why choose between an ornamental garden or an edible one? Here’s a simple planting idea for a different take on a hanging basket. ]]>
<![CDATA[Veggie Garden Tidbits, Volume I]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Veggie Garden Tidbits, Volume I Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Here’s the first volume of random, yet helpful tips and thoughts to feed your garden brain. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make a Shrub]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:12:40 -0500 How to Make a Shrub Posted by cookinwithherbs
This is not a shrub as in a bush that grows in one's garden, rather it is a beverage made from infusing fruits, herbs or even vegetables in apple cider vinegar. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make an Herbal Vinegar]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:18:50 -0500 How to Make an Herbal Vinegar Posted by cookinwithherbs
Herbs are flourishing and it is time for the first harvest. Capture herbal essence by making herb-flavored vinegars--it is fun and easy to do--and you will have tasty infusions for the year ahead. ]]>
<![CDATA[Midsummer Garden]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:37:27 -0500 Midsummer Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
We've just celebrated the solstice and midsummer is officially dated at June 24--so now we are heading into the summer garden season. The garden is abuzz--full of pollinators--plants to harvest and all sorts of lovely veggies coming on. Oh and the weeds... the never-ending garden chore... Here's what is happening in my zone 7 garden... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Perfectly Portable Potting Bench]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:00:00 -0500 A Perfectly Portable Potting Bench Posted by WesternGardener
Would you like a simple summer project? Then dust off that old ironing board and re-purpose it as a portable potting bench. A coat of paint is all you need. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Ideas in Vertical Vegetable Gardening]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0500 New Ideas in Vertical Vegetable Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
Vining vegetables, from pole beans to tomatoes, need a strong trellis to keep the fruit growing up. In addition to manufactured vertical gardens, DIYers can stretch their creativity for getting their gardens off the ground. ]]>
<![CDATA[Vegetable Bundle Basics]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:44:41 -0500 Vegetable Bundle Basics Posted by cookinwithherbs
When I wrote about grilling last weekend, I got a number of requests on how to make veggie bundles. So here are veggie bundle basics--telling you which veggies combine well with which herbs--and a link at the end for a recipe. Just in time to cook for the summer solstice--enjoy! ]]>
<![CDATA[Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This compost bin design has been popular for years. It features convenient removable sides and maximum air circulation. ]]>
<![CDATA[Grilling Season]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:29:25 -0500 Grilling Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
Once the weather warms up and the farmers' markets reopen for the season and our gardens start producing crops to harvest, the grilling season has begun! Vegetables on the grill are an easy way to fix dinner or entertain and there are infinite variations. ]]>
<![CDATA[Trapping Garden Pests With Yellow]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Trapping Garden Pests With Yellow Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Yellow can attract (and therefore trap) two of the worst gardening pests, the destructive cucumber beetle and the dreaded squash vine borer. ]]>
<![CDATA[Build Your Berry (Own) Box]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:36:26 -0500 Build Your Berry (Own) Box Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This berry box is simple, sturdy and versatile; and will keep fragile berries from being damaged during harvest. ]]>
<![CDATA[Build Your Own Potting Bench]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Build Your Own Potting Bench Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This potting bench is solidly built, and will serve you well for many years to come. It features plenty of work space and an extra shelf for storage. ]]>
<![CDATA[Springtime Chores]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:22:30 -0500 Springtime Chores Posted by cookinwithherbs
Finally the warmer spring weather has arrived and we all want to be outdoors. As a gardener, though I delight in everything bursting forth, I want to feel the soil and sow seeds. However, once I go outside I am distracted by all there is to do--here are a few chores, which need taking care of... ]]>
<![CDATA[Artemisia: Herb of the Year 2014]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:57:36 -0500 Artemisia:  Herb of the Year 2014 Posted by cookinwithherbs
Artemisia is herb of the year for 2014 and I am gearing up for growing them in my garden. Next weekend is the Medicinal Herb Fieldtrip and Workshop at the Ozark Folk Center, where I will be giving a program on the medicinal aspects of some artemisias... here are a few excerpts from my handout for the program. Why don't you try growing a few of these easy-to-grow plants? Celebrate Artemisia! ]]>
<![CDATA[ Are your Plants Dead or Alive?]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:02:13 -0500  Are your Plants Dead or Alive? Posted by cookinwithherbs
After the severe winter weather that many of us have experienced, there are a good number of plants out in the garden that are brown and look dead. Don’t go pulling them out or cutting them back, until you check to see if they are wick. ]]>
<![CDATA[On the road again: Springtime in the Ozarks]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:00:49 -0500 On the road again: Springtime in the Ozarks Posted by cookinwithherbs
After a long, cold winter, we gardeners across the country welcome spring. And what better place to experience the season than in the mountains of Arkansas?... Come along for a little Ozark adventure… ]]>
<![CDATA[DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis 2.0]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0500 DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis 2.0 Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This updated a-frame trellis design features the "replaceable feet" like its predecessor, but is now anchors to the raised bed for more stability. ]]>
<![CDATA[Spring Harbingers are Popping Out]]> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:35:23 -0500 Spring Harbingers are Popping Out Posted by cookinwithherbs
After all of the cold weather this winter, most of the nation is experiencing a late spring. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring--here are a few herbal harbingers that are just popping out! And a fast and tasty recipe for herbs with scrambled eggs. ]]>
<![CDATA[Container Cabbage How-To]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500 Container Cabbage How-To Posted by WesternGardener
Would you like a new challenge for this season’s vegetable garden? Plant and grow cabbage in your container garden. Here’s how. ]]>