Copyright (c) 2017 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:54:37 -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[Sponges Make Seed Sprouting Seem Like Magic]]> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:19:05 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127750/sponges-make-seed-sprouting-seem-like-magic http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127750/sponges-make-seed-sprouting-seem-like-magic Sponges Make Seed Sprouting Seem Like Magic Posted by WesternGardener
Seeds can sprout just about anywhere, even on colorful sponges. This easy indoor gardening project is a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and other spring holidays. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127750/sponges-make-seed-sprouting-seem-like-magic
<![CDATA[Shed Stress with a Beautiful Backyard Escape]]> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:09:15 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127744/shed-stress-with-a-beautiful-backyard-escape http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127744/shed-stress-with-a-beautiful-backyard-escape Shed Stress with a Beautiful Backyard Escape Posted by WesternGardener
Erika Kotite’s new book, She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, will help you imagine a beautiful retreat in your own backyard. The 23 featured sheds will inspire you to turn an ordinary shed into a small sanctuary. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127744/shed-stress-with-a-beautiful-backyard-escape
<![CDATA[Hudson Valley Starts Center for Seed Stewardship]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:20:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127660/hudson-valley-starts-center-for-seed-stewardship http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127660/hudson-valley-starts-center-for-seed-stewardship Hudson Valley Starts Center for Seed Stewardship Posted by WesternGardener
After 12 years as Hudson Valley Seed Library, the company has a new name, new logo and a new nonprofit dedicated to protecting our seed resources. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127660/hudson-valley-starts-center-for-seed-stewardship
<![CDATA[Homemade Kombucha Know-how]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:43:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127654/homemade-kombucha-know-how http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127654/homemade-kombucha-know-how Homemade Kombucha Know-how Posted by WesternGardener
Whether you’ve been enjoying kombucha for years or you’re new to the idea of drinking fermented sweet tea, The Big Book of Kombucha is your complete guide to the art of brewing and enjoying this healthful beverage. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127654/homemade-kombucha-know-how
<![CDATA[All Hail Kale for 2017]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:35:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127626/all-hail-kale-for-2017 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127626/all-hail-kale-for-2017 All Hail Kale for 2017 Posted by WesternGardener
The National Garden Bureau has spoken and named 2017 the Year of the Brassica. Now’s the time to start planning how to celebrate all the delicious nutritious cole crops in your vegetable garden this spring. ]]>
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<![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! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127623/cilantro-coriander-herb-of-the-year-2017
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127619/share-the-gardening-love
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127610/seed-catalogs-for-2017
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127594/herbal-products-for-2017
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127563/holiday-display-at-the-united-states-botanic-garden
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127541/holiday-gifts-from-gardeners
<![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... ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127528/three-books-to-give-as-presents-for-gardeners-and-herbalists
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/127482/tips-for-keeping-a-waste-free-kitchen
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/124006/mauro-seeds-growing-mission
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/122135/have-you-planted-your-garlic-yet
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64967/how-to-start-a-food-swap
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64909/quinoa
<![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! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64889/herb-harvest-fall-festival-featuring-plants-of-south-america
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64787/save-tomato-seeds-the-easy-way
<![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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64756/herbal-harvest-basil-and-more