Copyright (c) 2014 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:41:09 -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[Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:20:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16082/garden-bounty-late-summer-garden-happenings http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16082/garden-bounty-late-summer-garden-happenings Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings Posted by cookinwithherbs
What's going on in your garden? As the harvest season is peaking and some of our summer vegetable and herb plants are winding down, it is time for preserving, tidying up and getting ready to plant a few fall crops. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Corn]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:51:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16083/corn http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16083/corn Corn Posted by cookinwithherbs
When I think of favorite summer produce--tomatoes, corn and peaches top my list. I eat tomatoes and peaches every single day--and corn almost daily. Though we enjoy them most now--it is time to preserve some for this winter. Recently my local farmer called and said the corn is ready, so I grabbed my knife and freezer zip-lock bags and headed over to shuck and jive... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Toss a Tomato Tasting Party]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:10:51 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16047/toss-a-tomato-tasting-party http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16047/toss-a-tomato-tasting-party Toss a Tomato Tasting Party Posted by WesternGardener
If you want to be the most popular gardener in your neighborhood, plan an end-of-season tomato tasting party. It’s a great way to make friends, celebrate the harvest and find new tomato varieties to plant in your garden next year. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Preparing Your Garden For Fall]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16039/preparing-your-garden-for-fall http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16039/preparing-your-garden-for-fall Preparing Your Garden For Fall Posted by yourownvictorygarden
As the summer heat is (slowly) winding down, excitement is building for the best gardening season of the year. Here’s how to get ready for it. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant a Pizza Garden in a Pot]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:00:31 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16031/plant-a-pizza-garden-in-a-pot http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16031/plant-a-pizza-garden-in-a-pot Plant a Pizza Garden in a Pot Posted by WesternGardener
One easy way to make the most of your small space vegetable garden is to plant an edible theme garden. My pizza garden in a pot has made for delicious results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer Vacation to Canada]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 14:57:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15980/summer-vacation-to-canada http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15980/summer-vacation-to-canada Summer Vacation to Canada Posted by cookinwithherbs
I recently did a road trip to Toronto with herbalgalpals to attend the International Herb Association's annual conference. Here are a few highlights--gardens for you to visit vicariously, or next time you go to Canada--or put them on your list of things to do. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer in the White House Kitchen Garden]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:08:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15929/summer-in-the-white-house-kitchen-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15929/summer-in-the-white-house-kitchen-garden Summer in the White House Kitchen Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
While all of our gardens are peaking right now, here is a garden you might want to take a closer peek at--the Nation's Kitchen Garden. Did you know that you can arrange a date for a private tour of the White House Kitchen Garden during this summer season? Last week, I went with the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America and we had the whole garden to ourselves (well of course, we were accompanied by some security as well as a guide)! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Start Your Own Worm Compost Bin]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15919/start-your-own-worm-compost-bin http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15919/start-your-own-worm-compost-bin Start Your Own Worm Compost Bin Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Building your own worm compost (vermicompost) bin is an easy way to get a continuous supply of this great organic fertilizer. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant an Edible Ornamental Hanging Basket]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:35:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15765/plant-an-edible-ornamental-hanging-basket http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15765/plant-an-edible-ornamental-hanging-basket Plant an Edible Ornamental Hanging Basket Posted by WesternGardener
Why choose between an ornamental garden or an edible one? Here’s a simple planting idea for a different take on a hanging basket. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Veggie Garden Tidbits, Volume I]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15743/veggie-garden-tidbits-volume-i http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15743/veggie-garden-tidbits-volume-i Veggie Garden Tidbits, Volume I Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Here’s the first volume of random, yet helpful tips and thoughts to feed your garden brain. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Shrub]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:12:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15731/how-to-make-a-shrub http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15731/how-to-make-a-shrub How to Make a Shrub Posted by cookinwithherbs
This is not a shrub as in a bush that grows in one's garden, rather it is a beverage made from infusing fruits, herbs or even vegetables in apple cider vinegar. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make an Herbal Vinegar]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:18:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15513/how-to-make-an-herbal-vinegar http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15513/how-to-make-an-herbal-vinegar How to Make an Herbal Vinegar Posted by cookinwithherbs
Herbs are flourishing and it is time for the first harvest. Capture herbal essence by making herb-flavored vinegars--it is fun and easy to do--and you will have tasty infusions for the year ahead. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Midsummer Garden]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:37:27 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15456/midsummer-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15456/midsummer-garden Midsummer Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
We've just celebrated the solstice and midsummer is officially dated at June 24--so now we are heading into the summer garden season. The garden is abuzz--full of pollinators--plants to harvest and all sorts of lovely veggies coming on. Oh and the weeds... the never-ending garden chore... Here's what is happening in my zone 7 garden... ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Perfectly Portable Potting Bench]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15416/a-perfectly-portable-potting-bench http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15416/a-perfectly-portable-potting-bench A Perfectly Portable Potting Bench Posted by WesternGardener
Would you like a simple summer project? Then dust off that old ironing board and re-purpose it as a portable potting bench. A coat of paint is all you need. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Ideas in Vertical Vegetable Gardening]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15350/new-ideas-in-vertical-vegetable-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15350/new-ideas-in-vertical-vegetable-gardening New Ideas in Vertical Vegetable Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
Vining vegetables, from pole beans to tomatoes, need a strong trellis to keep the fruit growing up. In addition to manufactured vertical gardens, DIYers can stretch their creativity for getting their gardens off the ground. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Vegetable Bundle Basics]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:44:41 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15393/vegetable-bundle-basics http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15393/vegetable-bundle-basics Vegetable Bundle Basics Posted by cookinwithherbs
When I wrote about grilling last weekend, I got a number of requests on how to make veggie bundles. So here are veggie bundle basics--telling you which veggies combine well with which herbs--and a link at the end for a recipe. Just in time to cook for the summer solstice--enjoy! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15356/build-your-own-classic-compost-bin http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15356/build-your-own-classic-compost-bin Build Your Own Classic Compost Bin Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This compost bin design has been popular for years. It features convenient removable sides and maximum air circulation. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grilling Season]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:29:25 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15301/grilling-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15301/grilling-season Grilling Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
Once the weather warms up and the farmers' markets reopen for the season and our gardens start producing crops to harvest, the grilling season has begun! Vegetables on the grill are an easy way to fix dinner or entertain and there are infinite variations. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Trapping Garden Pests With Yellow]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15089/trapping-garden-pests-with-yellow http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15089/trapping-garden-pests-with-yellow Trapping Garden Pests With Yellow Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Yellow can attract (and therefore trap) two of the worst gardening pests, the destructive cucumber beetle and the dreaded squash vine borer. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Build Your Berry (Own) Box]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:36:26 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15090/build-your-berry-own-box http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/15090/build-your-berry-own-box Build Your Berry (Own) Box Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This berry box is simple, sturdy and versatile; and will keep fragile berries from being damaged during harvest. ]]>
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