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, 26 Jan 2015 20:25:15 -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[Test Old Vegetable Seeds Before Buying New]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:24:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60590/test-old-vegetable-seeds-before-buying-new http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60590/test-old-vegetable-seeds-before-buying-new Test Old Vegetable Seeds Before Buying New Posted by WesternGardener
If you want to save money on your vegetable garden this year, it pays to test your leftover vegetables seeds before investing in packets of new seeds. Use this simple germination test to find out how many new seeds you really need to buy. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60590/test-old-vegetable-seeds-before-buying-new
<![CDATA[Countertop Grow-Your-Own]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:49:08 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60530/countertop-grow-your-own http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60530/countertop-grow-your-own Countertop Grow-Your-Own Posted by cookinwithherbs
Okay so it is freezing outside--instead of getting the gardening blues--try growing a few simple healthy and nutritious foods right on your kitchen countertop... I've got sprouts sprouting and veggies fermenting! It is easy and fun to do these simple projects. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seed Library Membership Has its Benefits]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:10:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60483/seed-library-membership-has-its-benefits http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60483/seed-library-membership-has-its-benefits Seed Library Membership Has its Benefits Posted by WesternGardener
I just renewed my membership with the Hudson Valley Seed Library because of this year’s Community Seed offering. As a long-time vegetable gardener and satisfied library patron, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be part of the Breed Your Own Zucchini program. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60483/seed-library-membership-has-its-benefits
<![CDATA[Keep Your Seedlings Warm With A Holiday Light Heated Low Tunnel]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:06:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60394/keep-your-seedlings-warm-with-a-holiday-light-heated-low-tunnel http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60394/keep-your-seedlings-warm-with-a-holiday-light-heated-low-tunnel Keep Your Seedlings Warm With A Holiday Light Heated Low Tunnel Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Don’t put away your holiday lights away just yet! You can repurpose them to keep your seedlings warm. In this project, I 'take it outside’ and combine the lighted board with a frost cloth-covered low tunnel. The two will provide great protection from cold days and freezing nights. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60394/keep-your-seedlings-warm-with-a-holiday-light-heated-low-tunnel
<![CDATA[Build A Moveable Straw Bale Cart]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60219/build-a-moveable-straw-bale-cart http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60219/build-a-moveable-straw-bale-cart Build A Moveable Straw Bale Cart Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This cart allows you to have a moveable straw bale garden on a deck or patio. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60219/build-a-moveable-straw-bale-cart
<![CDATA[New Ideas for Indoor Vegetable Gardening]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:56:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/59027/new-ideas-for-indoor-vegetable-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/59027/new-ideas-for-indoor-vegetable-gardening New Ideas for Indoor Vegetable Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners typically spend the winter months dreaming about spring planting. But that could change with Elizabeth Millard’s creative new approach for cultivating an indoor kitchen garden filled with all kinds of fresh herbs and vegetables. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/59027/new-ideas-for-indoor-vegetable-gardening
<![CDATA[Winter: Tis the Season]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:26:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/58935/winter-tis-the-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/58935/winter-tis-the-season Winter: Tis the Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today, December 21, is the first day of winter; the shortest day of the year and the longest night. Although the Winter Solstice marks Midwinter, it is a day which I look forward to, since from now on the days become longer. From this day until the first of January is a time for reflection and repose, as well as celebration. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/58935/winter-tis-the-season
<![CDATA[Fire Cider Vinegar]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:11:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar Fire Cider Vinegar Posted by cookinwithherbs
This elixir is well known amongst herbalists, created by Rosemary Gladstar, and has been made by many of us for years now. December 6 was World Fire Cider Vinegar Day. Check out this easy recipe--I make this every fall after I harvest my horseradish--to use throughout the winter months for a general tonic and to help fight colds and flu. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar
<![CDATA[No More Gardening Guesswork]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:23:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16532/no-more-gardening-guesswork http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16532/no-more-gardening-guesswork No More Gardening Guesswork Posted by WesternGardener
If you’ve ever made your own seed tape with paper, glue and small vegetable seeds, you know the tape makes planting faster, easier and in straighter rows. What if you could plan and plant your entire garden that way? ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16532/no-more-gardening-guesswork
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Cookie Day with Herbal Butter Cookies]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:22:10 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16505/celebrate-national-cookie-day-with-herbal-butter-cookies http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16505/celebrate-national-cookie-day-with-herbal-butter-cookies Celebrate National Cookie Day with Herbal Butter Cookies Posted by cookinwithherbs
December 4 is National Cookie Day and since this is a special holiday month--why not celebrate with cookies? Check out this recipe for a delightfully versatile cookie featuring herbs from the garden--with many variations--they are really easy to make and can be made ahead. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16505/celebrate-national-cookie-day-with-herbal-butter-cookies
<![CDATA[Grow Tunnel Update]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:08:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update Grow Tunnel Update Posted by cookinwithherbs
Here it is the last day of November and I am still harvesting lettuce, spinach, arugula, cilantro, parsley, chard, kale, mustard and collard greens in my zone 7 garden. This is due to the fact that it is growing in a small grow tunnel under floating row cover--this gardener is a happy camper! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update
<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2014]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16452/holiday-gift-ideas-for-veggie-gardeners-2014 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16452/holiday-gift-ideas-for-veggie-gardeners-2014 Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2014 Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Here are some great holiday gift ideas for the veggie gardener on your list. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16452/holiday-gift-ideas-for-veggie-gardeners-2014
<![CDATA[#Garden365 Encourages Year-round Gardening]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:06:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16379/garden365-encourages-year-round-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16379/garden365-encourages-year-round-gardening #Garden365 Encourages Year-round Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
The calendar may read November, but there are still plenty of vegetable gardeners gearing up for planting. A new push for year-round gardening is helping to support gardeners who want to grow 365 days a year. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16379/garden365-encourages-year-round-gardening
<![CDATA[Pumpkintime]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:03:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16355/pumpkintime http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16355/pumpkintime Pumpkintime Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year again--Happy Halloween! Don't toss the pumpkin that you have been using to decorate your front stoop--bring it into the kitchen and use it in some seasonal recipes--here's a tasty treat: Pumpkin Scones with Thyme! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16355/pumpkintime
<![CDATA[Hoop House Style Raised Bed Frost Protection]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16236/hoop-house-style-raised-bed-frost-protection http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16236/hoop-house-style-raised-bed-frost-protection Hoop House Style Raised Bed Frost Protection Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This small “hoop house" style structure can support whatever frost covering material you need, and can be mounted to the bed in a couple of ways. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16236/hoop-house-style-raised-bed-frost-protection
<![CDATA[Prepare Fall Garden for Spring Planting]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:47:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16341/prepare-fall-garden-for-spring-planting http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16341/prepare-fall-garden-for-spring-planting Prepare Fall Garden for Spring Planting Posted by WesternGardener
While you’re harvesting the last of this year’s vegetable garden, it’s time to think spring. Now’s the time to prepare the soil for next season’s bountiful harvest. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16341/prepare-fall-garden-for-spring-planting
<![CDATA[Autumn Herbs in the Ozarks]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:29:38 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16290/autumn-herbs-in-the-ozarks http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16290/autumn-herbs-in-the-ozarks Autumn Herbs in the Ozarks Posted by cookinwithherbs
On the road in the Ozarks... here are some photos of the Heritage Herb Gardens at the Ozark Folk Center, as well as some roadside natives, in Mountain View, Arkansas. Do you know these herbs? ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16290/autumn-herbs-in-the-ozarks
<![CDATA[Plant a Beautiful Vegetable Garden]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:48:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16261/plant-a-beautiful-vegetable-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16261/plant-a-beautiful-vegetable-garden Plant a Beautiful Vegetable Garden Posted by WesternGardener
Now’s the time to start dreaming about the vegetable garden you want to grow next season. One demonstration garden in Palmer, Alaska, is blooming with possibilities to help get you started. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16261/plant-a-beautiful-vegetable-garden
<![CDATA[Tomato-Raisin Chutney]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:40:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16264/tomato-raisin-chutney http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16264/tomato-raisin-chutney Tomato-Raisin Chutney Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you still have homegrown tomatoes here is a recipe to try! We recently made this chutney for our reception at the Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring foods of the British Isles—it was my favorite recipe of the evening. The members of the Ozark Unit of the HSA prepared all of the foods after researching through many cookbooks and this recipe is adapted from a recipe from The Irish Pub Cookbook by Margaret Johnson. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16264/tomato-raisin-chutney
<![CDATA[How to Create a Kitchen Ecosystem]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:56:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16262/how-to-create-a-kitchen-ecosystem http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16262/how-to-create-a-kitchen-ecosystem How to Create a Kitchen Ecosystem Posted by WesternGardener
Food writer Eugenia Bone explains how to turn an ordinary kitchen into an ecosystem. The first step is to create a perpetual pantry that’s stocked with homemade and high-quality ingredients. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16262/how-to-create-a-kitchen-ecosystem