Copyright (c) 2017 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:20:09 -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[Cilantro & Coriander, Herb of the Year 2017]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:19:46 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127623/cilantro-coriander-herb-of-the-year-2017 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127623/cilantro-coriander-herb-of-the-year-2017 Cilantro & Coriander, Herb of the Year 2017 Posted by cookinwithherbs
This year we celebrate Cilantro & Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) as Herb of the Year 2017. The leaf of the coriander plant is known as cilantro throughout much of the western world. It is often called coriander leaf and Chinese parsley in other parts of the globe. The seed is known as coriander and has been used as a spice--from as far back as the ancient Egyptians and was mentioned in the Bible. It's time to order your seed to have it in time for early spring planting! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Share the Gardening Love]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:52:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127619/share-the-gardening-love http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127619/share-the-gardening-love Share the Gardening Love Posted by WesternGardener
Now’s the time to help kids get connected, just not to the latest technology. Pull the plug and take the American Horticultural Society’s pledge to find ways to share your love of gardening with the children in your life. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seed Catalogs for 2017]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:52:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127610/seed-catalogs-for-2017 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127610/seed-catalogs-for-2017 Seed Catalogs for 2017 Posted by cookinwithherbs
My first seed catalog for 2017 arrived before Christmas. I enjoy sitting by the woodstove with the catalogs and perusing the photos and descriptions of mouthwatering herbs, vegetables and fruits, dreaming of this year's garden-to-be. Admittedly, I have been receiving fewer catalogs every year since I tend not to order from many of them--and I am sure seed companies need to save the expense of printing and shipping color catalogs to folks who don't place orders. Here are a few that I will be ordering from soon--as well as a few that I order from online. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Herbal Products for 2017]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:47:49 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127594/herbal-products-for-2017 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127594/herbal-products-for-2017 Herbal Products for 2017 Posted by cookinwithherbs
I had planned on doing a blog about favorite herbal products for holiday gifts, however this is an even better time to post some of these amazing creations--for the new year--and to help get us through the cold and dark days ahead. I want to extol the virtues of some herbal businesses that I know and use on a regular basis from growers, purveyors, bloggers and creators of delicious and delightful herbal products. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Holiday Display at the United States Botanic Garden]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 02:53:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127563/holiday-display-at-the-united-states-botanic-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127563/holiday-display-at-the-united-states-botanic-garden Holiday Display at the United States Botanic Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
Every year, I try to visit the USBG for each season, however the winter holiday display is one of the best--and this year it celebrates National Parks and Historic Places. The plant-based sculptures are absolutely incredible--a must see if you live in the area--or take a little tour right here. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Holiday Gifts from Gardeners]]> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:04:24 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127541/holiday-gifts-from-gardeners http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127541/holiday-gifts-from-gardeners Holiday Gifts from Gardeners Posted by WesternGardener
Lists for holiday gifts for gardeners are just about everywhere you look this month. But here’s a list with a twist: ideas for gifts from vegetable gardeners, like you. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Three Books to Give as Presents for Gardeners and Herbalists]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:07:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127528/three-books-to-give-as-presents-for-gardeners-and-herbalists http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127528/three-books-to-give-as-presents-for-gardeners-and-herbalists Three Books to Give as Presents for Gardeners and Herbalists Posted by cookinwithherbs
Well it is December already and the holidays are fast approaching. Here are a few ideas for books that you might not have come across or thought about that just about any herbie/gardener would appreciate... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tips for Keeping a Waste Free Kitchen]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:29:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127482/tips-for-keeping-a-waste-free-kitchen http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127482/tips-for-keeping-a-waste-free-kitchen Tips for Keeping a Waste Free Kitchen Posted by WesternGardener
This holiday season is the ideal time to rethink your approach to cooking and eating. It’s easy to get started with "Waste Free Kitchen Handbook" by Dana Gunders. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Mauro Seed’s Growing Mission]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/124006/mauro-seeds-growing-mission http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/124006/mauro-seeds-growing-mission Mauro Seed’s Growing Mission Posted by WesternGardener
Mauro Seed is a family-owned business with a single mission at its core: Giving. For every heirloom seed packet the company sells, one packet is donated to someone in need. In recognition of Mauro Seed’s commitment to helping others, the Tennessean and USA Today Network recently presented Dave Mauro with a 2016 Your Town Nashville Award for businesses that do good work in the community. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Have you planted your garlic yet?]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:56:33 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/122135/have-you-planted-your-garlic-yet http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/122135/have-you-planted-your-garlic-yet Have you planted your garlic yet? Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year again... as the leaves begin to fall, it is time to think about getting your garlic bed ready to plant. It is so worthwhile to grow your own because there is such a vast array of types to choose from, which you just cannot get at the grocery store. I personally prefer hardnecks over softnecks, although I always grow some of each for their flavor and for storage. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Start a Food Swap]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:28:30 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64967/how-to-start-a-food-swap http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64967/how-to-start-a-food-swap How to Start a Food Swap Posted by WesternGardener
Do you have a hankering to put more homemade edibles on your pantry shelf while building community at the same time? Then it’s time to learn how to start a food swap. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Quinoa ]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:22:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64909/quinoa http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64909/quinoa Quinoa Posted by cookinwithherbs
Quinoa is another food indigenous to South America domesticated as a food crop 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. We are seeing more and more recipes using this crunchy, nutritive grain. This tasty salad is easy and quick to prepare. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring Plants of South America]]> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:29:39 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64889/herb-harvest-fall-festival-featuring-plants-of-south-america http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64889/herb-harvest-fall-festival-featuring-plants-of-south-america Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring Plants of South America Posted by cookinwithherbs
Last weekend, we celebrated the 27th annual Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring the foods of South America at the Ozark Folk Center. Learn about some of the foods indigenous to this continent--you might be surprised! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Save Tomato Seeds the Easy Way]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64787/save-tomato-seeds-the-easy-way http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64787/save-tomato-seeds-the-easy-way Save Tomato Seeds the Easy Way Posted by WesternGardener
I've found a way to save heirloom tomatoes that takes a few minutes, but yields great results. All you need is a paper towel and a pen. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Herbal Harvest: Basil and More...]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:42:58 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64756/herbal-harvest-basil-and-more http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64756/herbal-harvest-basil-and-more Herbal Harvest: Basil and More... Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time to gather in the last basil harvest--as well as any other tender herbs--because they will go with the first frost. Here's a few things that I do with an abundance of basil. ]]>
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<![CDATA[September Garden Harvest]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:48:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64680/september-garden-harvest http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64680/september-garden-harvest September Garden Harvest Posted by cookinwithherbs
Well the late September garden is full of chiles as well as herbs to harvest and preserve... that's what I've been doing the past few days. And the annual flowers are blooming their hearts out--getting the last of the calendula flower heads and gathered the nasturtiums for a lovely, peppery vinegar. I also sowed some lettuce seeds, cold-weather spinach, cilantro,kale and radishes; I am not sure whether they will germinate and produce before the cold weather sets in, though I decided to take a chance. If they do germinate, I'll be covering them with floating row cover for sure. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Last Day of Summer]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:15:16 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64627/last-day-of-summer http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64627/last-day-of-summer Last Day of Summer Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today is the last day of summer and tomorrow heralds the autumnal equinox. The summer garden is definitely looking like fall is in the air. See what my zone 7 Maryland garden looks like and what I'm harvesting and preserving. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Celebration of Heirloom Vegetables]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:50:25 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64512/a-celebration-of-heirloom-vegetables http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64512/a-celebration-of-heirloom-vegetables A Celebration of Heirloom Vegetables Posted by WesternGardener
The National Heirloom Expo, billed as The World's Pure Food Fair, wrapped up three days of celebrating the entire heirloom industry. Here's a taste of what you missed. ]]>
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<![CDATA[DeBaggio Herb Farm and Nursery]]> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 15:22:57 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64461/debaggio-herb-farm-and-nursery http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64461/debaggio-herb-farm-and-nursery DeBaggio Herb Farm and Nursery Posted by cookinwithherbs
Last, though not least, I want to write about the last herb farm that we visited on our IHA field trip, DeBaggio Herb Farm and Nursery. Although they are closed for the season, they weeded their gardens and opened up for us to visit. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:31:10 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64400/willow-oak-flower-herb-farm http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64400/willow-oak-flower-herb-farm Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm Posted by cookinwithherbs
A delightful herbal luncheon served al fresco alongside a pond with fountain, surrounded by numerous theme gardens was part of our IHA pre-conference tour to Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm. Enjoy a tour of this small family farm owned and operated by Maria Price Nowakowski and her husband Martin. ]]>
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