Copyright (c) 2016 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:58:28 -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[The Green Farmacy Garden]]> Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:04:16 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64358/the-green-farmacy-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64358/the-green-farmacy-garden The Green Farmacy Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
The Green Farmacy Garden is Dr. Jim Duke's medicinal herb teaching garden (his book the Green Pharmacy published by Rodale in 1997 has sold over a million copies) used by the Maryland University of Integrative Health, located in Fulton, Maryland. Recently, the International Herb Association went on a field trip there--read all about it here! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Flourish! Inside and Out at the U.S. Botanic Garden]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:07:25 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64328/flourish-inside-and-out-at-the-us-botanic-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64328/flourish-inside-and-out-at-the-us-botanic-garden Flourish! Inside and Out at the U.S. Botanic Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
Even though it has been really hot, I've been visiting gardens this summer--so I'm going to share some of them with you in the next few blogs. This year's exhibit inside and outside at the USBG is colorful and aesthetically delightful--might be one of my favorite outdoor displays there ever--check it out! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How Eggplant Got its Name]]> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:30:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64234/how-eggplant-got-its-name http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64234/how-eggplant-got-its-name How Eggplant Got its Name Posted by WesternGardener
It’s easy to take for granted the vegetables we grow in our gardens today. But each one started as a wild plant that needed to be tamed. Here’s how eggplants found their way into our vegetable gardens. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Measuring the Miracle in Miracle Plant Foods ]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:57:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64177/measuring-the-miracle-in-miracle-plant-foods http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64177/measuring-the-miracle-in-miracle-plant-foods Measuring the Miracle in Miracle Plant Foods Posted by WesternGardener
This gardening season I tested the marketing claims made by three different companies in side-by-side trials. Were the results exceptional and miraculous? Was I able to grow more beautiful plants? Here’s what I found. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64177/measuring-the-miracle-in-miracle-plant-foods
<![CDATA[Summer Bounty]]> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 17:59:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64149/summer-bounty http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64149/summer-bounty Summer Bounty Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year when we are reaping the harvest--benefiting from all of our earlier hard labor--and approaching a vegetable glut! Hot weather makes us want to cook less, so think about making salads in the morning or on the weekend to have for supper, then you just need to slice some tomatoes and cucumbers and maybe steam some corn. Enjoy the bounty now! ]]>
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<![CDATA[ The Aromatherapy Garden--Book Review]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:01:58 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64111/the-aromatherapy-garden-book-review http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64111/the-aromatherapy-garden-book-review  The Aromatherapy Garden--Book Review Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you are a gardener who enjoys fragrant plants, then Kathi Keville's new book The Aromatherapy Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants for Happiness and Well-Being, should be on your reading list! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/64111/the-aromatherapy-garden-book-review
<![CDATA[How to Make Watermelon Rind Pickles]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:17:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/63993/how-to-make-watermelon-rind-pickles http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/63993/how-to-make-watermelon-rind-pickles How to Make Watermelon Rind Pickles Posted by WesternGardener
You can make the most of your watermelon harvest by picking the rind to enjoy later. Here's a simple method for making these sweet refrigerator "pickles." ]]>
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<![CDATA[July in the Garden]]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:00:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/63885/july-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/63885/july-in-the-garden July in the Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
Summer is full on and the garden is growing in leaps and bounds. Here in Maryland, we have had pretty great weather--our days have been in the upper 80s rather than the usual 90s and so I can't... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Rosies Workwear Ready for Gardening]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:50:05 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/63490/rosies-workwear-ready-for-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/63490/rosies-workwear-ready-for-gardening Rosies Workwear Ready for Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
I’d never owned a pair of bib overalls until I heard from Rosies Workwear for Women. These comfortable gardening overalls and coveralls are specially made for any woman who has a “can-do attitude.” ]]>
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<![CDATA[Meet Tara Nolan, Raised Bed Revolutionary]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 16:25:07 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/63389/meet-tara-nolan-raised-bed-revolutionary http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/63389/meet-tara-nolan-raised-bed-revolutionary Meet Tara Nolan, Raised Bed Revolutionary Posted by WesternGardener
Tara Nolan knows how to raise the profile of a traditional vegetable garden into something special. Her new book leads the charge for gardeners wanting to join the "Raised Bed Revolution." ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/63389/meet-tara-nolan-raised-bed-revolutionary
<![CDATA[Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2016]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:41:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62895/epcot-international-flower-garden-festival-2016 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62895/epcot-international-flower-garden-festival-2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2016 Posted by cookinwithherbs
In my last post I posted photos of Epcot Fresh--pix of food displays and gardens. Here are another dozen photos of some of my favorite plants, topiary and garden vistas. The gardeners and cast members have outdone themselves for this year's Flower & Garden Festival! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Epcot Fresh]]> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:51:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62830/epcot-fresh http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62830/epcot-fresh Epcot Fresh Posted by cookinwithherbs
Just returned from the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival--it was lots of fun--and this year's gardens and botanical displays are the best ever! Check out these photos for a virtual tour! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow Beans in this Year's Garden]]> Sat, 27 Feb 2016 14:22:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62620/grow-beans-in-this-years-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62620/grow-beans-in-this-years-garden Grow Beans in this Year's Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
In my last post I wrote about pulses being the international crop of the year and said that i would talk about some beans to grow and sources for a variety of beans. Here's a few that I have grown... and new ones for this growing season. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Lucky Vegetable Gardening Amulet]]> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 18:13:02 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62554/make-a-lucky-vegetable-gardening-amulet http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62554/make-a-lucky-vegetable-gardening-amulet Make a Lucky Vegetable Gardening Amulet Posted by WesternGardener
We’re familiar with the saying “the luck of the Irish,” but other cultures believe in lucky charms, too. Here’s how to create your own lucky amulet for this vegetable gardening season. ]]>
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<![CDATA[International Year of Pulses]]> Sun, 21 Feb 2016 18:36:22 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62524/international-year-of-pulses http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62524/international-year-of-pulses International Year of Pulses Posted by cookinwithherbs
I love beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas and eat them probably at least five times a week. The aforementioned are commonly known as pulses. These crops have been chosen to be featured foods to be celebrated for the year of 2016--read all about it! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Nominate a School Garden for The Seed Keeper Project]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:09:46 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62465/nominate-a-school-garden-for-the-seed-keeper-project http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62465/nominate-a-school-garden-for-the-seed-keeper-project Nominate a School Garden for The Seed Keeper Project Posted by WesternGardener
The Seed Keeper Project is recognizing school gardens across the country, and your school garden could be a big winner. During the next five weeks, you can nominate any school garden in your state to win a prize package to help encourage kids to keep planting, growing, and eating their vegetables. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62465/nominate-a-school-garden-for-the-seed-keeper-project
<![CDATA[Gardeners Dig Flower and Garden Shows]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:24:03 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62397/gardeners-dig-flower-and-garden-shows http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62397/gardeners-dig-flower-and-garden-shows Gardeners Dig Flower and Garden Shows Posted by WesternGardener
The season is almost here – the flower and garden show season, that is. There’s always so much to see, do and smell that it takes planning to get it all done. Here are tips for making the most of your time at the show. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seedsheet’s Remarkable Growth]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62348/seedsheets-remarkable-growth http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62348/seedsheets-remarkable-growth Seedsheet’s Remarkable Growth Posted by WesternGardener
Seedsheet started last year with the seed of an idea and a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. Vegetable gardeners responded to make the Seedsheet a big success. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hoshigaki: The Art of Drying Persimmons]]> Sat, 09 Jan 2016 04:12:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62350/hoshigaki-the-art-of-drying-persimmons http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62350/hoshigaki-the-art-of-drying-persimmons Hoshigaki: The Art of Drying Persimmons Posted by cookinwithherbs
Last blog post, I wrote about the gift of persimmons with a recipe for persimmon mousse and a smoothie. My daughter Lucie has a persimmon tree in her backyard and after harvesting them, decided to preserve them by drying. Check out the beauty of this ancient food preservation technique... and art form! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62350/hoshigaki-the-art-of-drying-persimmons
<![CDATA[Edible Gifts from the Vegetable Garden]]> Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62281/edible-gifts-from-the-vegetable-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62281/edible-gifts-from-the-vegetable-garden Edible Gifts from the Vegetable Garden Posted by WesternGardener
If you’re looking for some simple last-minute gifts for the holiday season, look no farther than your vegetable or herb garden. Dried herbs, peppers and winter produce are edible gifts that are especially appreciated this time of year. ]]>
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