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Every good cook knows that great food begins with fresh ingredients. Eating local is all the rage, and you can't get much more local than your own yard. Right now, a lot of people are thinking of putting in a small garden this year, and if you are among them, you'll love this site. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, we'll give you the information you need to be successful at growing, preparing, and preserving, and cooking your homegrown vegetables, herbs, berries, and fruits.

A quick site tour
You can browse the site using the eight tabs at the top of the page. Here's what you'll find in each:

Grow It: Growing specific crops 
Cook It: Recipes
Watch It: Videos
Use It: Ways to prep, preserve, and serve garden produce
Build It: Trellises, tuteurs, pathways, fences, structures, etc.
Live It: Planning, design, news, musings
Green It: Organic techniques, pest control, fertilizer
Show It: Posts and photos by vegetablegardener.com members

New content is posted frequently. Here are a few of the articles and videos at vegetablegardener.com:

Starting a kitchen garden   How to grow chives
Basic information on planning, starting, and maintaining a garden:

Video: how to start a vegetable garden
How to start a kitchen garden
Seed starting strategies
Creating healthy compost
A least toxic approach to pesticides
How and when to water your garden
Thin plants for a healthy crop
Herbs for every windowbox
  Expert advice on choosing, sowing, and growing tasty produce:


Zesty garden pickles   Spring Flower Salad
Ideas for using, preparing, and preserving what you grow:

Video: How to harvest annual herbs
Garden-fresh vinaigrettes
Zesty garden pickles
Vegetable ragouts
Edible harvest basket
Beautiful breads from bountiful harvests
Cooking with fresh strawberries
Creative ways to use stuffing tomatoes
Poaching fruit


Garden-fresh recipes packed with taste and nutrition:

Spring Flower Salad
Blackberries in Pecan Crêpes
Grilled Tuna Niçoise with Lemony Herbs
Golden Squash Blossom Crema
Okra Tempura
End-of-the-Garden Vinegar
• Lemon Basil Ice Cream
Fresh Asparagus Soup



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Comments (6)

deanfox78 writes: Ya most welcome.
Posted: 12:17 am on August 3rd
BobRivera writes: Creative work
Posted: 2:16 am on March 10th
jorgepalmer7 writes: Just amazing
Posted: 5:07 am on March 2nd
RosieClarke writes: Wonderful!!!
Posted: 12:53 am on March 1st
PaulCannon writes: i like this
Posted: 2:24 am on February 26th
BobPorter writes: awesome
Posted: 1:20 am on February 24th
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