Copyright (c) 2019 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Sat, 20 Jul 2019 05:19:44 -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[The Secret to Perfect Pollinator Plants]]> Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:13:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129918/the-secret-to-perfect-pollinator-plants http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129918/the-secret-to-perfect-pollinator-plants The Secret to Perfect Pollinator Plants Posted by WesternGardener
Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are the beneficiaries of more than a million new pollinator gardens in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The gardens represent five million acres of habitat for pollinators and that means more fruits and vegetables for gardeners. How do pollinators find these gardens? Here’s their secret. ]]>
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<![CDATA[It's Summertime in the Garden]]> Sat, 29 Jun 2019 22:55:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129876/its-summertime-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129876/its-summertime-in-the-garden It's Summertime in the Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
We recently celebrated the summer solstice as well as St. John's Day (sometimes referred to as Midsummer) and the hot weather has arrived here in Maryland. We haven't had much rain so plant growth, especially flowering, has progressed rapidly--it seems a lot of plants are flowering earlier than usual. Before we know it, we'll be harvesting summer veggies! Right now, a lot of herbs need to be cut back and harvested. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Watering Plants with Sunlight and Air]]> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:36:34 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129794/watering-plants-with-sunlight-and-air http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129794/watering-plants-with-sunlight-and-air Watering Plants with Sunlight and Air Posted by WesternGardener
A demonstration garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens uses a solar-powered atmospheric water harvesting system to irrigate a honey of a vegetable garden. The process uses solar energy to drive passive condensation to create high-quality fresh water from air. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Garden Like a Viking]]> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:07:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129686/garden-like-a-viking http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129686/garden-like-a-viking Garden Like a Viking Posted by WesternGardener
One of the special features in the Irish National Botanic Gardens in Dublin is an accurate recreation of a Viking house dating from the ninth and tenth centuries. Here’s what to plant if you’d like to garden like a Viking. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow Pea Shoots for Spring Crunch]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:39:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129659/grow-pea-shoots-for-spring-crunch http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129659/grow-pea-shoots-for-spring-crunch Grow Pea Shoots for Spring Crunch Posted by WesternGardener
Pea shoots are the fresh antidote to a long cold winter. These crunchy greens can be ready to enjoy in just a few weeks from planting. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Exotic Peppers Spice Up Gardens]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:11:47 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129611/exotic-peppers-spice-up-gardens http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129611/exotic-peppers-spice-up-gardens Exotic Peppers Spice Up Gardens Posted by WesternGardener
The new Pumpkin Habanero pepper, from the Exotic Pepper Project at Rutgers University, looks like a small pumpkin, has a citrusy taste and jalapeno-like heat. Here’s how to get your hands on the seeds. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Start Pepper Seeds]]> Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:19:07 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129605/how-to-start-pepper-seeds http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129605/how-to-start-pepper-seeds How to Start Pepper Seeds Posted by WesternGardener
If you like to grow unusual peppers, you’ll need to start from seed. Hundreds of pepper varieties are available to gardeners who take time to plant seeds, instead of the buying seedlings available at garden centers. Here’s how to get started. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Enjoy a Cuppa: Blending Teas]]> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:25:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129591/enjoy-a-cuppa-blending-teas http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129591/enjoy-a-cuppa-blending-teas Enjoy a Cuppa: Blending Teas Posted by cookinwithherbs
Cold weather inspires drinking hot beverages. When you come in from being out-of-doors on a frigid day, what do you want to drink? ]]>
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<![CDATA[These Vegetable Seeds Need Saving]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:48:29 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129587/these-vegetable-seeds-need-saving http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129587/these-vegetable-seeds-need-saving These Vegetable Seeds Need Saving Posted by WesternGardener
Slow Food’s annual Plant a Seed campaign is your chance to make a difference in the wonderful world of vegetable growing. When you plant this year’s seed kit, you’ll help ensure the survival of six plants facing extinction. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrate Spring and Agastache, Herb of the Year 2019!]]> Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:04:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129556/celebrate-spring-and-agastache-herb-of-the-year-2019 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129556/celebrate-spring-and-agastache-herb-of-the-year-2019 Celebrate Spring and Agastache, Herb of the Year 2019! Posted by cookinwithherbs
I am gearing up for upcoming spring programs and I will be kicking off the gardening season at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show in Little Rock, from March 1 to March 3. There is a great lineup of... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Combine Some Botanicals with Chocolate for Your Valentine]]> Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:38:57 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129554/combine-some-botanicals-with-chocolate-for-your-valentine http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129554/combine-some-botanicals-with-chocolate-for-your-valentine Combine Some Botanicals with Chocolate for Your Valentine Posted by cookinwithherbs
While flowers are the number one choice of gifts for Valentine's Day, chocolate follows as a close second. Instead of a box of store-bought chocolates, why don't you make something scrumptious,simple and unique for the one(s)you love? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Elderberry Syrup on the First Day of February]]> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:39:51 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129519/elderberry-syrup-on-the-first-day-of-february http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129519/elderberry-syrup-on-the-first-day-of-february Elderberry Syrup on the First Day of February Posted by cookinwithherbs
I love it when happenings in everyday life inspire me to write a blog. This blog's inception came about due to the freezing weather, which caused me to clean out my freezer... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seeds and Winter Gardening Thoughts]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 19:42:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129503/seeds-and-winter-gardening-thoughts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129503/seeds-and-winter-gardening-thoughts Seeds and Winter Gardening Thoughts Posted by cookinwithherbs
I've been thinking a lot about seeds lately due to the fact that I have a pile of seed catalogs sitting here awaiting perusal. I also recently finished reading "From Our Seeds & Their Keepers" by Bevin Cohen, which has definitely inspired me to start saving more seed than I do. ]]>
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<![CDATA[January Ponderings ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:13:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129477/january-ponderings http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129477/january-ponderings January Ponderings Posted by cookinwithherbs
The cold weather is upon us and we are doing things to keep warm. These winter months are supposed to be a time of respite. What are you doing to keep warm and nourish yourself? Here are a few subjects that i have been contemplating... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Wedding]]> Mon, 24 Dec 2018 15:08:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129386/winter-solstice-wedding http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129386/winter-solstice-wedding Winter Solstice Wedding Posted by cookinwithherbs
The winter holiday season has begun--yesterday was the winter solstice--and today the full cold moon shines bright in the night sky. Yesterday, we celebrated the marriage of my daughter Lucie to Matt, the love of her life. We used the herbs and greenery of the season with lots of candlelight and sparkly fairy lights to add to the magic of the day. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Birds are Wild for Homemade Suet]]> Mon, 24 Dec 2018 14:55:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129408/birds-are-wild-for-homemade-suet http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129408/birds-are-wild-for-homemade-suet Birds are Wild for Homemade Suet Posted by WesternGardener
Suet cakes placed strategically in the garden help wild birds find their way to your landscape in winter. Homemade suet is easy to make, especially this vegetarian variety. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make Miniature Pomanders for Christmas]]> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:44:47 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129379/make-miniature-pomanders-for-christmas http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129379/make-miniature-pomanders-for-christmas Make Miniature Pomanders for Christmas Posted by WesternGardener
There are so many wonderful aromas of Christmas, from unusual ones like frankincense and myrrh to the more familiar pine and cinnamon. Cloves are also one of the special spices used to add special fragrance to the holiday. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Garden Fun for Kids in New Orleans]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:29:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129347/garden-fun-for-kids-in-new-orleans http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129347/garden-fun-for-kids-in-new-orleans Garden Fun for Kids in New Orleans Posted by cookinwithherbs
Can't let my recent visit to the Big Easy go by without reporting about two really fun places for kids (both young and old)--if you live there--don't miss these gardens. If you are a visitor or wannabe, put these on your must do list. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Longue Vue Gardens in New Orleans]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:11:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129320/longue-vue-gardens-in-new-orleans http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129320/longue-vue-gardens-in-new-orleans Longue Vue Gardens in New Orleans Posted by cookinwithherbs
Recently had a taste of the sweet, sunny South--left Maryland in 23-degree weather and arrived in New Orleans to 60 degrees with leaves still on the trees and many plants in bloom. Headed for a favorite garden spot to visit: Longue Vue Gardens. Enjoy the sunshine in the gardens even if it is cold where you are! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Holiday Decorations to Attract Birds in Winter]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:21:27 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129313/holiday-decorations-to-attract-birds-in-winter http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129313/holiday-decorations-to-attract-birds-in-winter Holiday Decorations to Attract Birds in Winter Posted by WesternGardener
Homemade holiday decorations are a delicious way to attract wild birds to your garden this winter. ]]>
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