Copyright (c) 2018 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Fri, 25 May 2018 22:30:00 -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[United States National Arboretum Celebrates Hops, Herb of the Year 2018]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 08:15:38 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128923/united-states-national-arboretum-celebrates-hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128923/united-states-national-arboretum-celebrates-hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 United States National Arboretum Celebrates Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 Posted by cookinwithherbs
Once a month, during the gardening season the Herb Society of America sponsors "Under the "Arbor", a series of herb-related events held at the US National Arboretum. Last weekend we celebrated Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 with hands-on demos, educational displays and lots of hoppy tastings. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrate National HerbDay with a Dozen Favorite Perennial Herbs]]> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:10:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128876/celebrate-national-herbday-with-a-dozen-favorite-perennial-herbs http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128876/celebrate-national-herbday-with-a-dozen-favorite-perennial-herbs Celebrate National HerbDay with a Dozen Favorite Perennial Herbs Posted by cookinwithherbs
On this last day of April, we are heading into the merry month of May and spring has finally arrived for real. Gardeners across the country are rejoicing--and I am delighted to see perennial herbs popping up here and there in the kitchen garden--these plants are fairly hardy so most of them make it through the cold of winter. We anxiously await their leafing out and we welcome them every spring, dear old friends that they are. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Everyday is Earth Day in the Garden]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:51:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128855/everyday-is-earth-day-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128855/everyday-is-earth-day-in-the-garden Everyday is Earth Day in the Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
After a very cold spring, this gardener decided to spend Earth Day in the garden with my hands in the earth. It was a perfect spring day--sunny and cool--at least the gale-force winds seem to have abated. Yesterday and today up until 1:09 pm this afternoon, we were in a 2nd quarter moon, in the sign of Cancer, which is a fruitful planting sign, so I wanted to get my aboveground plants transplanted and seeds sown before the moon traveled into Leo which is a barren sign. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cultivating and Harvesting Hops (Humulus lupulus)]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:48:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128826/cultivating-and-harvesting-hops-humulus-lupulus http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128826/cultivating-and-harvesting-hops-humulus-lupulus Cultivating and Harvesting Hops (Humulus lupulus) Posted by cookinwithherbs
Since hops are Herb of the Year for 2018, I figure I ought to tell you about growing them--actually they are fairly easy to cultivate. Some gardeners find them to be invasive, since they send out underground runners and are a rapid-growing vine; they definitely need support and room to spread. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Spring is Bustin' Out all Over!]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:32:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128783/spring-is-bustin-out-all-over http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128783/spring-is-bustin-out-all-over Spring is Bustin' Out all Over! Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today celebrates the vernal equinox--the first day of spring. We gardeners rejoice that we are able to start sowing seed and soon will have out hands in the garden earth. For some of us, in warmer climes we are enjoying the harbingers of spring in their full regalia, while others in the northern states are looking forward to spring as the winter storms still continue with howling winds, rain, snow, sleet and even hail. Enjoy these photos from Brookgreen Garden in Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina and imagine your gardens to come! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant a Seed with Slow Food USA]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:24:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128781/plant-a-seed-with-slow-food-usa http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128781/plant-a-seed-with-slow-food-usa Plant a Seed with Slow Food USA Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners across the country can join a global food campaign by planting a special trio of companion plants. Slow Food USA’s Plant a Seed kit connects the Three Sisters to gardeners around the world. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seeds]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:55:33 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128719/seeds http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128719/seeds Seeds Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you haven’t ordered your garden seeds for 2018, now is the time. As I sit by the woodstove looking out on another grey, cold day, the precipitation is coming down heavily. It started out as freezing rain, now it is rain and once the temps start to drop this afternoon, who knows what it will turn to? The back porch steps, the deck and even spots on the packed gravel drive are like a skating rink—so I am not going anywhere. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lunar Happenings ]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:46:28 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128712/lunar-happenings http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128712/lunar-happenings Lunar Happenings Posted by cookinwithherbs
What the heck is a Super Blue Blood Moon? The moon was officially full this morning at 8:27 am EST. This is a particularly eventful full moon in that it is the second one this month, so called a blue moon, since we already had a full moon on the first of January. The Farmers' Almanac names it a Full Old Moon and it is the only lunar eclipse in North America this year , which was visible to those living west of the Mississippi in the U.S. and Western Canada before dawn this morning. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Winter Musings]]> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:02:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128687/winter-musings http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128687/winter-musings Winter Musings Posted by cookinwithherbs
We have had very cold weather this month and now we have warmed up just a bit--enough to tease us--and make us think spring is in the air. Not. However we can dream of spring and our gardens to be, especially with the seed catalogues coming in and seed sales offered in our emails almost daily. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Container Gardening Complete for Small Vegetable Gardens]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:00:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128679/container-gardening-complete-for-small-vegetable-gardens http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128679/container-gardening-complete-for-small-vegetable-gardens Container Gardening Complete for Small Vegetable Gardens Posted by WesternGardener
Small-space vegetable gardeners will surely want to try the many creative projects in Jessica Walliser’s new book. If you’d like to learn how to plant a bean trellis bin, a bike-rim sweet potato trellis or a pollinator garden in an old trash can, it’s all right here. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make some Healthy and Hearty Soup for the New Year ]]> Mon, 01 Jan 2018 15:51:26 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128641/make-some-healthy-and-hearty-soup-for-the-new-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128641/make-some-healthy-and-hearty-soup-for-the-new-year Make some Healthy and Hearty Soup for the New Year Posted by cookinwithherbs
This soup blog was inspired by our recently departed, Dr. James Duke, an inspiration and mentor to many of us--and a master soup maker. There is nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter day. What better way to start off this auspicious New Year's Day (with a full Wolf moon to boot) than with a healthful, warming winter soup? This split pea soup sticks with you--chockablock full of vegetables--as well as roots and herbs that will build up your immune system and keep you healthy during the cold and flu season. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Currant Liqueur Makes for a Happy New Year]]> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:48:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128619/currant-liqueur-makes-for-a-happy-new-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128619/currant-liqueur-makes-for-a-happy-new-year Currant Liqueur Makes for a Happy New Year Posted by WesternGardener
When it’s time to welcome a new gardening year, nothing says “cheers” like a glass of homegrown and homemade liqueur. Here’s how to grow your own currant liqueur. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Roadside Attractions: Season's Greenings at the United States Botanic Garden]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:29:20 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128572/roadside-attractions-seasons-greenings-at-the-united-states-botanic-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128572/roadside-attractions-seasons-greenings-at-the-united-states-botanic-garden Roadside Attractions: Season's Greenings at the United States Botanic Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
Went for my annual visit to view the U.S. Botanic Garden's Holiday Show and I wasn't disappointed! This year's theme is Roadside Attractions and it is a fun exhibit. Besides that, it is always lovely to enter the conservatory where it is delightfully warm to come in out of the cold and full of tropical blooms, stunning array of poinsettias, and impressive holiday decorations from decorated trees to hanging baskets, wreaths and more. Don't miss a chance to visit this live or go online and check it out. https://www.usbg.gov/plan-your-holiday-visit ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Idea for Detecting Potato Growing Problems]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:51:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128543/new-idea-for-detecting-potato-growing-problems http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128543/new-idea-for-detecting-potato-growing-problems New Idea for Detecting Potato Growing Problems Posted by WesternGardener
The Organic Potato Plant Detective, by Wood Prairie Family Farm, is a winner of the coveted 2018 Green Thumb Award by the Direct Gardening Association. The kit includes two different potato varieties that help growers and gardeners diagnose their potato growing problems. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Decorate Your House Like the White House]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:57:09 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128519/how-to-decorate-your-house-like-the-white-house http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128519/how-to-decorate-your-house-like-the-white-house How to Decorate Your House Like the White House Posted by WesternGardener
Everyone knows the holiday decorations at the White House are spectacular. That’s because it takes a year of planning, an army of volunteers, thousands of ornaments, and miles and miles of lights. But you don’t have to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to have a lavish display, you just need Laura Dowling's new book. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Smoked Chiles en Adobo]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:37:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128511/smoked-chiles-en-adobo http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128511/smoked-chiles-en-adobo Smoked Chiles en Adobo Posted by cookinwithherbs
It is easy, though a bit time-consuming to smoke your own chiles and make this adobo sauce--however the end product is well worth it--wicked good stuff! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Smoking Chile Peppers]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:13:52 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128488/smoking-chile-peppers http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128488/smoking-chile-peppers Smoking Chile Peppers Posted by cookinwithherbs
Chipotle peppers are smoke-dried jalapeno peppers. The latter are thick-walled and do not dry well, so they have been smoked-dried for centuries. Recently, I decided to try smoking an assortment of chile peppers in a smoker and make my own chiles en adobo. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Decorate with Vegetables for Thanksgiving]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:16:57 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128480/how-to-decorate-with-vegetables-for-thanksgiving http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128480/how-to-decorate-with-vegetables-for-thanksgiving How to Decorate with Vegetables for Thanksgiving Posted by WesternGardener
We all know vegetables are an important part of the Thanksgiving feast, but they make gorgeous table decorations, too. Here are some special ways to use fruits and vegetables with plants and flowers to celebrate the harvest holiday. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Botanical Notecards: Make your own holiday cards and gifts]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:17:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128466/botanical-notecards-make-your-own-holiday-cards-and-gifts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128466/botanical-notecards-make-your-own-holiday-cards-and-gifts Botanical Notecards: Make your own holiday cards and gifts Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's not too late to press flowers and leaves of annuals and perennials to make your own botanical cards for holiday greetings or gift giving. ]]>
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<![CDATA[6 Ways to Reuse Halloween Pumpkins]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:48:39 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128449/6-ways-to-reuse-halloween-pumpkins http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128449/6-ways-to-reuse-halloween-pumpkins 6 Ways to Reuse Halloween Pumpkins Posted by WesternGardener
Instead of throwing that Halloween pumpkin away, put it to good use. There are plenty of ways for recycling that winter squash instead of letting it go to waste. ]]>
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