Copyright (c) 2015 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:01:39 -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[Rethinking the Spring Vegetable Garden]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:27:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60725/rethinking-the-spring-vegetable-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60725/rethinking-the-spring-vegetable-garden Rethinking the Spring Vegetable Garden Posted by WesternGardener
When the vegetable garden is covered by a thick, fluffy blanket of snow, the blank slate gives gardeners a chance to think. And rethink. Here are four vegetable gardening ideas to consider for your garden this spring. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create Vegetable Centerpieces]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:52:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60690/how-to-create-vegetable-centerpieces http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60690/how-to-create-vegetable-centerpieces How to Create Vegetable Centerpieces Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetables aren’t just for eating, they make beautiful decorations, too. Here’s how to create tasty table centerpieces using fruits and vegetables in place of fresh flowers. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Combining Chocolate with Herbs and Spices]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:17:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60677/combining-chocolate-with-herbs-and-spices http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60677/combining-chocolate-with-herbs-and-spices Combining Chocolate with Herbs and Spices Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's Valentine's Day weekend--so it is a time to celebrate love and eat chocolate. Did you know that chocolate is good for you? The flavor of chocolate can be enhanced by herbs and spices. While you are indoors on this cold wintry weekend, whip up something with chocolate for you and the ones that you love! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Powerful Plants Help Get Children in the Garden]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:37:16 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60664/powerful-plants-help-get-children-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60664/powerful-plants-help-get-children-in-the-garden Powerful Plants Help Get Children in the Garden Posted by WesternGardener
What do you get when you cross one vegetable-growing dad, with colorful animated characters and a free app? You get Powerful Plants, a new way to "edutain" kids about vegetable gardening. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Growing Vegetables for Fun and Profit in Denver]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:15:04 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60628/growing-vegetables-for-fun-and-profit-in-denver http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60628/growing-vegetables-for-fun-and-profit-in-denver Growing Vegetables for Fun and Profit in Denver Posted by WesternGardener
A new ordinance allows Denver gardeners to start a farmstand in their front yards. Urban farmers can now sell fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and even eggs in their residential neighborhoods. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60628/growing-vegetables-for-fun-and-profit-in-denver
<![CDATA[Fermentation: More Countertop Cultivation]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:08:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60612/fermentation-more-countertop-cultivation http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60612/fermentation-more-countertop-cultivation Fermentation: More Countertop Cultivation Posted by cookinwithherbs
In the throes of winter, looking out at the snow, we gardeners dream of growing gardens. With a surplus of root vegetables this time of year, I have been further experimenting with fermentation and here are some of my recent creations and tasty results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Test Old Vegetable Seeds Before Buying New]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:24:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60590/test-old-vegetable-seeds-before-buying-new http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60590/test-old-vegetable-seeds-before-buying-new Test Old Vegetable Seeds Before Buying New Posted by WesternGardener
If you want to save money on your vegetable garden this year, it pays to test your leftover vegetables seeds before investing in packets of new seeds. Use this simple germination test to find out how many new seeds you really need to buy. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Countertop Grow-Your-Own]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:49:08 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60530/countertop-grow-your-own http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60530/countertop-grow-your-own Countertop Grow-Your-Own Posted by cookinwithherbs
Okay so it is freezing outside--instead of getting the gardening blues--try growing a few simple healthy and nutritious foods right on your kitchen countertop... I've got sprouts sprouting and veggies fermenting! It is easy and fun to do these simple projects. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seed Library Membership Has its Benefits]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:10:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60483/seed-library-membership-has-its-benefits http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60483/seed-library-membership-has-its-benefits Seed Library Membership Has its Benefits Posted by WesternGardener
I just renewed my membership with the Hudson Valley Seed Library because of this year’s Community Seed offering. As a long-time vegetable gardener and satisfied library patron, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be part of the Breed Your Own Zucchini program. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Keep Your Seedlings Warm With A Holiday Light Heated Low Tunnel]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:06:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60394/keep-your-seedlings-warm-with-a-holiday-light-heated-low-tunnel http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60394/keep-your-seedlings-warm-with-a-holiday-light-heated-low-tunnel Keep Your Seedlings Warm With A Holiday Light Heated Low Tunnel Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Don’t put away your holiday lights away just yet! You can repurpose them to keep your seedlings warm. In this project, I 'take it outside’ and combine the lighted board with a frost cloth-covered low tunnel. The two will provide great protection from cold days and freezing nights. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60394/keep-your-seedlings-warm-with-a-holiday-light-heated-low-tunnel
<![CDATA[Build A Moveable Straw Bale Cart]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60219/build-a-moveable-straw-bale-cart http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/60219/build-a-moveable-straw-bale-cart Build A Moveable Straw Bale Cart Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This cart allows you to have a moveable straw bale garden on a deck or patio. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Ideas for Indoor Vegetable Gardening]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:56:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/59027/new-ideas-for-indoor-vegetable-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/59027/new-ideas-for-indoor-vegetable-gardening New Ideas for Indoor Vegetable Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners typically spend the winter months dreaming about spring planting. But that could change with Elizabeth Millard’s creative new approach for cultivating an indoor kitchen garden filled with all kinds of fresh herbs and vegetables. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/59027/new-ideas-for-indoor-vegetable-gardening
<![CDATA[Winter: Tis the Season]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:26:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/58935/winter-tis-the-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/58935/winter-tis-the-season Winter: Tis the Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today, December 21, is the first day of winter; the shortest day of the year and the longest night. Although the Winter Solstice marks Midwinter, it is a day which I look forward to, since from now on the days become longer. From this day until the first of January is a time for reflection and repose, as well as celebration. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fire Cider Vinegar]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:11:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar Fire Cider Vinegar Posted by cookinwithherbs
This elixir is well known amongst herbalists, created by Rosemary Gladstar, and has been made by many of us for years now. December 6 was World Fire Cider Vinegar Day. Check out this easy recipe--I make this every fall after I harvest my horseradish--to use throughout the winter months for a general tonic and to help fight colds and flu. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16506/fire-cider-vinegar
<![CDATA[No More Gardening Guesswork]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:23:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16532/no-more-gardening-guesswork http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16532/no-more-gardening-guesswork No More Gardening Guesswork Posted by WesternGardener
If you’ve ever made your own seed tape with paper, glue and small vegetable seeds, you know the tape makes planting faster, easier and in straighter rows. What if you could plan and plant your entire garden that way? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrate National Cookie Day with Herbal Butter Cookies]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:22:10 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16505/celebrate-national-cookie-day-with-herbal-butter-cookies http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16505/celebrate-national-cookie-day-with-herbal-butter-cookies Celebrate National Cookie Day with Herbal Butter Cookies Posted by cookinwithherbs
December 4 is National Cookie Day and since this is a special holiday month--why not celebrate with cookies? Check out this recipe for a delightfully versatile cookie featuring herbs from the garden--with many variations--they are really easy to make and can be made ahead. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16505/celebrate-national-cookie-day-with-herbal-butter-cookies
<![CDATA[Grow Tunnel Update]]> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:08:53 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update Grow Tunnel Update Posted by cookinwithherbs
Here it is the last day of November and I am still harvesting lettuce, spinach, arugula, cilantro, parsley, chard, kale, mustard and collard greens in my zone 7 garden. This is due to the fact that it is growing in a small grow tunnel under floating row cover--this gardener is a happy camper! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2014]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16452/holiday-gift-ideas-for-veggie-gardeners-2014 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16452/holiday-gift-ideas-for-veggie-gardeners-2014 Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2014 Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Here are some great holiday gift ideas for the veggie gardener on your list. ]]>
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<![CDATA[#Garden365 Encourages Year-round Gardening]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:06:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16379/garden365-encourages-year-round-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16379/garden365-encourages-year-round-gardening #Garden365 Encourages Year-round Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
The calendar may read November, but there are still plenty of vegetable gardeners gearing up for planting. A new push for year-round gardening is helping to support gardeners who want to grow 365 days a year. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16379/garden365-encourages-year-round-gardening
<![CDATA[Pumpkintime]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:03:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16355/pumpkintime http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16355/pumpkintime Pumpkintime Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year again--Happy Halloween! Don't toss the pumpkin that you have been using to decorate your front stoop--bring it into the kitchen and use it in some seasonal recipes--here's a tasty treat: Pumpkin Scones with Thyme! ]]>
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