Copyright (c) 2016 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Sat, 28 May 2016 13:10:40 -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[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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62348/seedsheets-remarkable-growth
<![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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<![CDATA[Bittersweet Chocolate and Chipotle Bark with Salted Pistachios]]> Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:14:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62249/bittersweet-chocolate-and-chipotle-bark-with-salted-pistachios http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62249/bittersweet-chocolate-and-chipotle-bark-with-salted-pistachios Bittersweet Chocolate and Chipotle Bark with Salted Pistachios Posted by cookinwithherbs
After writing about making chocolate chipotle bark with salted pistachios, I have had requests for the recipe. I'm sharing the recipe here--it makes a brilliant gift for your favorite chilehead, chocoholic or gourmet cook! It is easy to make and one batch makes enough for two or three gifts. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Easy-to-Make Holiday Gifts from Your Garden]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:41:34 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62239/easy-to-make-holiday-gifts-from-your-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62239/easy-to-make-holiday-gifts-from-your-garden Easy-to-Make Holiday Gifts from Your Garden Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
A collection of simple homemade garden crafts to give as gifts. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62239/easy-to-make-holiday-gifts-from-your-garden
<![CDATA[Green Friday]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:58:15 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62200/green-friday http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62200/green-friday Green Friday Posted by cookinwithherbs
While many folks were out experiencing "Black Friday"--I spent time in the out doors with family doing chores--and enjoying a beautiful day in nature. The next two days are great root moon planting days so if you haven't planted your garlic, now is a good time to do it! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Is Growing Ketchup ‘n’ Fries a Good Idea?]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:53:34 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62162/is-growing-ketchup-n-fries-a-good-idea http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62162/is-growing-ketchup-n-fries-a-good-idea Is Growing Ketchup ‘n’ Fries a Good Idea? Posted by WesternGardener
When I planted a Ketchup ‘n’ Fries grafted tomato-potato plant in spring, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Now that the harvest is over, it’s time to find out if that plant lived up to its name. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62162/is-growing-ketchup-n-fries-a-good-idea
<![CDATA[How to Make Hot Pepper Sauce]]> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:16:09 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62122/how-to-make-hot-pepper-sauce http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62122/how-to-make-hot-pepper-sauce How to Make Hot Pepper Sauce Posted by WesternGardener
What’s a gardener to do when the season isn’t long enough for Tabasco peppers to turn ripe-red? Make vinegar pepper sauce instead. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62122/how-to-make-hot-pepper-sauce
<![CDATA[Indoor Gardening with Garlic Greens]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 13:10:20 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62103/indoor-gardening-with-garlic-greens http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62103/indoor-gardening-with-garlic-greens Indoor Gardening with Garlic Greens Posted by WesternGardener
Come grow with me! Summer gardening is over, so let's move our gardening indoors and grow some garlic greens together. ]]>
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<![CDATA[ New England in Autumn, The Gardens at Elm Bank]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:45:25 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62038/new-england-in-autumn-the-gardens-at-elm-bank http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62038/new-england-in-autumn-the-gardens-at-elm-bank  New England in Autumn, The Gardens at Elm Bank Posted by cookinwithherbs
Recently, I traveled to New England to give two presentations for the New England Unit of the Herb Society of America for their daylong symposium "Let's Drink to That!". Lucky me! I was dazzled by the fall foliage. I visited The Gardens at Elm Bank, home of the Massachusetts Hort Society and Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Since I can only post 12 photos per blog, I'm going to highlight Elm Bank here and Tower Hill in the next one. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Gardening for the Homebrewer Book Review]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:38:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62000/gardening-for-the-homebrewer-book-review http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62000/gardening-for-the-homebrewer-book-review Gardening for the Homebrewer Book Review Posted by WesternGardener
Fall’s the perfect time to take the garden harvest and transform it into flavorful beers, wines, ciders and a little-known recipe for “the champagne of Britain.” ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/62000/gardening-for-the-homebrewer-book-review
<![CDATA[Rose Hips]]> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:06:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61882/rose-hips http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/61882/rose-hips Rose Hips Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you don't grow roses and harvest their hips in your own garden, the hedgerows, overgrown pastures and woods' edge are full of wild rose hips this time of year, that are yours for the labor of harvesting. Take advantage of this free crop, which is chockablock full of vitamin C! ]]>
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