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All you need to freeze herbs is a food processor or a mortar and pestle and the oil of your choice. In this video, culinary herbalist Susan Belsinger demonstrates her technique for freezing herbs.
Culinary herbalist Susan Belsinger demonstrates her expert technique for harvesting and preserving herb by either hanging or laying them in baskets or on screens.
Regular pruning of annual herbs encourages new growth and maximizes leaf yield. Watch this video to learn how to get the best yield from your herbs.
What's not to love about potatoes? They're tasty, require little maintenance to grow, and even produce pretty flowers. If you have the right container, you don't even need to plant them in the ground. Check out this video on growing potatoes in the most unlikely of places: a kitchen garbage can.
One of the most important steps you can take in starting a vegetable garden is to make sure you have good soil. But you can't tell what condition your soil is in just by looking at it. That's where...
Jodie Colon, Compost Educator at Bronx Green-Up, shows you how to mix dead, dry leaves and stems, fresh moist green plant materials, and food scraps in a compost heap.
Tomatoes like to be planted very deeply. Deep planting helps to ensure that your plants will grow to be healthy and robust.If your plant came in a peat pot, make sure you remove all of the pot before...
Here's how to turn your kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost.
How can you tell when your corn is ripe to harvest? First, look at the top ear on your corn plant. The top ear is always the first to ripen.
The advent of a new year is a good time to think about what was and what could be in the vegetable garden. We're sharing our 2010 gardening resolutions, and we invite you to do the same.
There is nothing like the taste of homegrown garlic and it is ridiculously easy to grow. Farmer Joe Smith of Niantic, Connecticut, gives you expert tips on how to plant and grow this kitchen staple.
When you're starting any kind of garden, you will need to remove the existing vegetation in the area. Some common methods you may read about are digging, tilling, smothering, and applying herbicides...
Here's how to make an herbal moisturizing lip or hand balm using dried herbs from your garden.
Starting seeds indoors is cheap and easy, and it allows you to grow vegetables that you wouldn't find in your local nursery or garden center. Most seeds can be started 6 to 8 weeks before your last...
So you're wondering how to start a vegetable or kitchen garden? Not to worry. This video series will get your first veggie venture off to a good start.
Can you write engagingly, take decent photos, and post to our site a couple of times a month? You may be the gardener we're looking for.
Soybeans, or edamame, are widely known for their health benefits. They are also pretty tasty and often found on the menu at Japanese restaurants. When you're harvesting soybeans, look toward the bottom of the plant first. The lower pods tend to ripen faster than the pods at the top. Ripe soybeans will appear large and plump in their shells.
If you're a gardener, you know how nice it is to put homegrown salads and side dishes on the table. This might be the season to expand your repertoire into homegrown desserts, and we've got the recipes...
Ask a question or help answer other gardening questions from readers in our new Q&A blog. Read about how to participate.
Planting out is simple, but there's more to it than just digging a hole and tossing the plants in the ground. Here are some steps you can take to ensure healthy, hearty plants. Step 1: Harden off...
Some seeds prefer to be sown outside directly into the ground, rather than being started indoors. There are two different methods you can use when you’re directly sowing seeds into the garden: the hill method, and the trough method. The method you use will depend on what type of seed you’re sowing. Check the back of your seed packet if you’re not sure which method to use.
If your soil isn't the greatest or you just don't feel like digging, raised beds can be a great solution for your vegetable garden. Watch this video to learn how.
Welcome, cooks, to vegetablegardener.com. With the help of this site, you can take your cooking to the next level.
If you're anything like us, you have plants on the brain and the memory of a goldfish. That's why we think you'll love our botanical match game.
Reduce run-off problems and save money on your water bill and avoid community watering restriction by collecting your own rainwater in this easy rain barrel. Your plants will like the natural water without irritating additives like fluoride or iron.
Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, shows you how to extend your gardening passion into the colder months by creating a micro-climate to grow carrots, oregano, parsley, mustard greens, arugula, cabbage, broccoli, chard, and kale.
The first thing a gardener needs to know about peppers is that they all start off green.
Once you taste fresh sweet potatoes, you'll want to grow your own every year. Here's everything you need to know about harvesting sweet potatoes.
Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, experiments with a variety of vegetables to create an Asian kitchen garden with fast-growing and cold hardy greens.
Patti Moreno uses fresh cilantro, vodka, gin, lime juice, grated ginger and ice to enjoy a cocktail from the garden.
Here's how to tell which squash blossoms you can pick for eating, and which ones you should leave for fruit.
When is a watermelon ripe to pick? Watermelons don't continue to ripen after they're harvested, so you have to know how to tell when they are ripe. Here's how to pick a ripe watermelon.
Here's how to provide your tomato vines with some structure for easier harvesting, bigger fruits, and a better yield
Keeping the soil in strawberry jars evenly moist can be challenging. Most jars are made of clay, which tends to dry out easily, and they're usually positioned in the sunniest spot in the garden. Watch this video to learn how to plant an easy-to-water strawberry jar.