Copyright (c) 2014 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:10:08 -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[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. ]]>
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<![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! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16507/grow-tunnel-update
<![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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<![CDATA[Hoop House Style Raised Bed Frost Protection]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16236/hoop-house-style-raised-bed-frost-protection http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16236/hoop-house-style-raised-bed-frost-protection Hoop House Style Raised Bed Frost Protection Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This small “hoop house" style structure can support whatever frost covering material you need, and can be mounted to the bed in a couple of ways. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16236/hoop-house-style-raised-bed-frost-protection
<![CDATA[Prepare Fall Garden for Spring Planting]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:47:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16341/prepare-fall-garden-for-spring-planting http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16341/prepare-fall-garden-for-spring-planting Prepare Fall Garden for Spring Planting Posted by WesternGardener
While you’re harvesting the last of this year’s vegetable garden, it’s time to think spring. Now’s the time to prepare the soil for next season’s bountiful harvest. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16341/prepare-fall-garden-for-spring-planting
<![CDATA[Autumn Herbs in the Ozarks]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:29:38 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16290/autumn-herbs-in-the-ozarks http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16290/autumn-herbs-in-the-ozarks Autumn Herbs in the Ozarks Posted by cookinwithherbs
On the road in the Ozarks... here are some photos of the Heritage Herb Gardens at the Ozark Folk Center, as well as some roadside natives, in Mountain View, Arkansas. Do you know these herbs? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant a Beautiful Vegetable Garden]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:48:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16261/plant-a-beautiful-vegetable-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16261/plant-a-beautiful-vegetable-garden Plant a Beautiful Vegetable Garden Posted by WesternGardener
Now’s the time to start dreaming about the vegetable garden you want to grow next season. One demonstration garden in Palmer, Alaska, is blooming with possibilities to help get you started. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tomato-Raisin Chutney]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:40:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16264/tomato-raisin-chutney http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16264/tomato-raisin-chutney Tomato-Raisin Chutney Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you still have homegrown tomatoes here is a recipe to try! We recently made this chutney for our reception at the Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring foods of the British Isles—it was my favorite recipe of the evening. The members of the Ozark Unit of the HSA prepared all of the foods after researching through many cookbooks and this recipe is adapted from a recipe from The Irish Pub Cookbook by Margaret Johnson. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16264/tomato-raisin-chutney
<![CDATA[How to Create a Kitchen Ecosystem]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:56:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16262/how-to-create-a-kitchen-ecosystem http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16262/how-to-create-a-kitchen-ecosystem How to Create a Kitchen Ecosystem Posted by WesternGardener
Food writer Eugenia Bone explains how to turn an ordinary kitchen into an ecosystem. The first step is to create a perpetual pantry that’s stocked with homemade and high-quality ingredients. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16262/how-to-create-a-kitchen-ecosystem
<![CDATA[Build Your Own Wheelie Bin Composter]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16237/build-your-own-wheelie-bin-composter http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16237/build-your-own-wheelie-bin-composter Build Your Own Wheelie Bin Composter Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This composter turns a garbage bin into a moveable compost machine. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16237/build-your-own-wheelie-bin-composter
<![CDATA[Floating Row Cover and Grow Tunnels Extend the Growing Season]]> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:17:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16221/floating-row-cover-and-grow-tunnels-extend-the-growing-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16221/floating-row-cover-and-grow-tunnels-extend-the-growing-season Floating Row Cover and Grow Tunnels Extend the Growing Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
Although summer has gone and fall is here, it does not mean the end of the growing season. By using floating row cover or a grow tunnel covered with it--you can enjoy cool weather crop until the weather freezes. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16221/floating-row-cover-and-grow-tunnels-extend-the-growing-season
<![CDATA[Can You Top this Cabbage?]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:20:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16217/can-you-top-this-cabbage http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16217/can-you-top-this-cabbage Can You Top this Cabbage? Posted by WesternGardener
The winner of the 2014 Giant Cabbage Weigh-off at the Alaska State Fair tipped the scale at almost 118 pounds. One of the premier events at the fair, the cabbage contest draws world-wide attention. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16217/can-you-top-this-cabbage
<![CDATA[Raised Bed Installation & Building Tips]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16198/raised-bed-installation-building-tips http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16198/raised-bed-installation-building-tips Raised Bed Installation & Building Tips Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Putting in a raised bed garden? Here are some “builders tips” to make the project easier. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16198/raised-bed-installation-building-tips
<![CDATA[Welcome Fall--Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:36:30 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16205/welcome-fall-celebrate-the-autumnal-equinox http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16205/welcome-fall-celebrate-the-autumnal-equinox Welcome Fall--Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year again already--the summer has come and gone--and today we celebrate the official arrival of autumn. There is still lots to do in the garden... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Alaska Vegetable Garden Offers Food for All]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:42:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16179/alaska-vegetable-garden-offers-food-for-all http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/16179/alaska-vegetable-garden-offers-food-for-all Alaska Vegetable Garden Offers Food for All Posted by WesternGardener
The flowers, vegetables and herbs growing on the grounds of the Salvation Army office in Palmer, Alaska, is open to passersby who’d like to harvest fresh, local food from the raised beds. An effort of Grow Palmer, the garden encourages folks “take what you need and take time to pull a weed.” ]]>
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