Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:15 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts <![CDATA[Build Your Own Potting Bench]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Build Your Own Potting Bench Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This potting bench is solidly built, and will serve you well for many years to come. It features plenty of work space and an extra shelf for storage. ]]>
<![CDATA[Springtime Chores]]> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:22:30 -0500 Springtime Chores Posted by cookinwithherbs
Finally the warmer spring weather has arrived and we all want to be outdoors. As a gardener, though I delight in everything bursting forth, I want to feel the soil and sow seeds. However, once I go outside I am distracted by all there is to do--here are a few chores, which need taking care of... ]]>
<![CDATA[Artemisia: Herb of the Year 2014]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:57:36 -0500 Artemisia:  Herb of the Year 2014 Posted by cookinwithherbs
Artemisia is herb of the year for 2014 and I am gearing up for growing them in my garden. Next weekend is the Medicinal Herb Fieldtrip and Workshop at the Ozark Folk Center, where I will be giving a program on the medicinal aspects of some artemisias... here are a few excerpts from my handout for the program. Why don't you try growing a few of these easy-to-grow plants? Celebrate Artemisia! ]]>
<![CDATA[ Are your Plants Dead or Alive?]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:02:13 -0500  Are your Plants Dead or Alive? Posted by cookinwithherbs
After the severe winter weather that many of us have experienced, there are a good number of plants out in the garden that are brown and look dead. Don’t go pulling them out or cutting them back, until you check to see if they are wick. ]]>
<![CDATA[On the road again: Springtime in the Ozarks]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:00:49 -0500 On the road again: Springtime in the Ozarks Posted by cookinwithherbs
After a long, cold winter, we gardeners across the country welcome spring. And what better place to experience the season than in the mountains of Arkansas?... Come along for a little Ozark adventure… ]]>
<![CDATA[DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis 2.0]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0500 DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis 2.0 Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This updated a-frame trellis design features the "replaceable feet" like its predecessor, but is now anchors to the raised bed for more stability. ]]>
<![CDATA[Spring Harbingers are Popping Out]]> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:35:23 -0500 Spring Harbingers are Popping Out Posted by cookinwithherbs
After all of the cold weather this winter, most of the nation is experiencing a late spring. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring--here are a few herbal harbingers that are just popping out! And a fast and tasty recipe for herbs with scrambled eggs. ]]>
<![CDATA[Container Cabbage How-To]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500 Container Cabbage How-To Posted by WesternGardener
Would you like a new challenge for this season’s vegetable garden? Plant and grow cabbage in your container garden. Here’s how. ]]>
<![CDATA[Costa Rica: Cloudforest]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:31:47 -0500 Costa Rica: Cloudforest Posted by cookinwithherbs
Okay, I know three blogs on Costa Rica when we are all dealing with snow and freezing temps is a bit much, however I would be remiss if I did not show you the cloudforest and volcano! ]]>
<![CDATA[Costa Rica: Pura Vida]]> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:43:16 -0500 Costa Rica: Pura Vida Posted by cookinwithherbs
While my last blog was also on Costa Rica featuring fauna and flora and a paddleboard trip through the mangroves, this one will highlight going up the coast to visit a spice farm and inland to where they grow vegetables and fruit. ]]>
<![CDATA[Build Your Own Potato Growing Box]]> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Build Your Own Potato Growing Box Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Like the floors of a building, this "growing" box can produce a bumper crop of potatoes in a small area. ]]>
<![CDATA[Artemisia: Herb of the Year 2014]]> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:21:55 -0500 Artemisia: Herb of the Year 2014 Posted by cookinwithherbs
Every year the International Herb Association selects a new herb to feature--this year is Artemisia! Learn more about this wonderful genus of herbs beloved by gardeners for centuries, used by cooks and in the apothecary. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Grow a Giant Tomato]]> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:46:05 -0500 How to Grow a Giant Tomato Posted by WesternGardener
The world record for giant tomatoes was set in the 1980s and hasn’t been topped since. If you want to challenge your vegetable gardening skills this summer, why not try to beat the record? Here are tomato-growing tips for getting started now. ]]>
<![CDATA[Get Inspired even in the Grey Days of Winter]]> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 21:24:06 -0500 Get Inspired even in the Grey Days of Winter Posted by cookinwithherbs
Winter is upon us--and for many it has been fiercely cold--or you've had lots of precipitation from inches of rain to feet of snow. Don't let the cold and grey days get you down, instead, get inspired. Attend a conference or symposium, learn something new; research something you have always wanted to know more about and sign up for a class; spend a day dreaming of this year's garden, looking at the plethora of seed catalogs and order some seeds; sprout some sprouts; better yet, plant some lettuce or spinach in a seed flat; wash and fertilize some neglected house plants; clean up the greenhouse; start some bulbs or root cuttings; or spend some time with a gardening pal or a good garden book. ]]>
<![CDATA[Gardeners, Start Your Seed Search! (Updated)]]> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:41:19 -0500 Gardeners, Start Your Seed Search! (Updated) Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Helpful ways to make the most of your seed catalogs, and getting seeds in general. ]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrate the Winter Solstice]]> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 14:14:37 -0500 Celebrate the Winter Solstice Posted by cookinwithherbs
    "They call this the first day of winter, but actually it is the beginning of winter's death. From this day on, we can look forward to warming and brightening." ---Den Ming Dao, 365 Tao 355... ]]>
<![CDATA[Get Ready To Start Your Own Seeds]]> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:00:00 -0500 Get Ready To Start Your Own Seeds Posted by yourownvictorygarden
It's time to prepare for next year's seed starting projects. After all, getting ready is (almost) half the fun. ]]>
<![CDATA[Make Your Own Seed Bombs]]> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:00:00 -0500 Make Your Own Seed Bombs Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Seed bombs are easy-to-make and allow you to "throw" away your seeds. ]]>
<![CDATA[Fall: Time for the Gardener to be Grateful]]> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:32:03 -0500 Fall: Time for the Gardener to be Grateful Posted by cookinwithherbs
Well, it is too cold to garden anymore this season... last night it was 18 degrees F in my zone 7 garden. Therefore, this gardener has moved indoors--now is the time to take care of the indoor projects that have piled up while we were outside--and also take some time to appreciate what we have accomplished. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Stuff a Pumpkin]]> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:53:52 -0500 How to Stuff a Pumpkin Posted by WesternGardener
Celebrate the season and create a special centerpiece, just like the Pilgrims used to do. This stuffed pumpkin recipe makes a nice holiday side dish or a featured vegetarian entrée. ]]>