Write about your garden!comments (5) April 29th, 2009
I'm excited to announce that we're now able to accept readers' contributions to vegetablegardener.com! So if you have a recipe, a gardening story or article, a bunch of cool photos, or a video that you want to share with like-minded veggie gardeners of all skill levels, this is the place to do it.
And if you're a new gardener, please don't be shy about posting. Sharing your successes and failures--no matter how big or small they are—will help all of us get better at gardening. And isn't that what we're here for?
To share your content on the site, click on Share a post at the top of the page. Or, click on any of the main categories at the top of the screen (underneath our logo). Then look for the green button labeled Post ... and post away!
If you'd like to learn more about the site and how it works, keep reading...
Featured vs. Community Articles
When you're browsing articles in any of the main site categories, you'll see tabs near the top of the screen that indicate whether you're looking at Featured or Community content. Featured articles are usually written by our expert contributors or are archived articles from Taunton's Kitchen Gardener magazine.
When you're looking at Community articles, you're browsing through contributions from gardeners from all over the world, and of all skill levels.
And if we find Community content that we think other gardeners will enjoy, we'll give it a prime spot on our homepage and maybe even feature it in an upcoming eLetter.
This is our general gardening section, where you can read or post articles about how to be a better gardener. Some examples of the types of articles that should appear here are Companion Plantings, How to Grow Carrots, and How to Grow Sweet Cherries.
(Disclaimer: Featured recipes were written and/or tested by experts or our editors. If you try a Community recipe, there's no telling what you'll get—but we're hoping it'll be delicious and that you'll leave a comment for its author.)
Our video channel is where you can watch videos created by experts or to share interesting videos you find on the Web. If you make your own videos, you can also upload them to a hosting service like YouTube and embed them here. And if you see anything that looks like it doesn't belong here, don't hesitate to report it to our Customer Service Department.
In the Kitchen
This is a place for anything kitchen-related that's not an actual recipe—things related to the harvesting, preparation, and preservation of what you grow. Some examples are Using Green Garlic, How to Dry Herbs, and Picking and Preparing Spinach.
For many gardeners, growing stuff isn't just a hobby—it's a lifestyle. If that's true for you and you want to write about it, this is the place to do it. You could also post about events you attended or other essay-type articles here.
The Gallery is the place to post photos. We'll be splitting this gallery up so you can browse by category. Right now we're asking people to post photos of your gigantic, deformed, or downright weird-looking veggies to the Mutant Vegetable Watch gallery. Check it out!