12 Homemade Natural Remedies for The Vegetable Garden

12 Homemade Natural Remedies for the Vegetable Garden

Whether it is some pesky bug or fungus, there are always issues to tend to in the garden. It seems that gardeners have always been on the cutting edge of natural solutions for common problems in the vegetable garden and the home. There are several reasons for using natural remedies in the vegetable garden:The ingredients are readily available The ingredients are usually very inexpensive These rememdies are very environment-friendly … [Read more...]

Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds

How To Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Today's vegetable gardener has hundreds of different heirloom tomato varieties to choose from, anything from Brandywine to Mortgage Lifter. Some tomato growers have kept particular tomato seeds in their families for several generations. If you are interested in starting the trend of keeping an heirloom tomato variety in your family, you must be able to save the seeds so they can be passed down to your children. Saving tomato seeds is not very … [Read more...]

Twice Baked Potatoes with Mushrooms

Potatoes are baked, stuffed, then baked again to brown.Cook Time: 60 minutesIngredients:4 large baking potatoes 1/4 cup milk salt and pepper 2 tablespoons butter 4 ounces chopped mushrooms 1 tablespoon butter for brushing chopped chives for toppingPreparation:Scrub potatoes; arrange in a pie pan or on baking sheet or on oven rack. Prick with a fork in a few places and bake at 450° for 45 to … [Read more...]

Roasted New Potatoes with Thyme and Garlic

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Use new potatoes or small white or red-skinned potatoes in this recipe. This is an easy recipe to prepare, and these potatoes are great with a roast, burgers, fried chicken, or just about any main dish meat, fish, or poultry.Ingredients:2 pounds small potatoes, white or red 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black … [Read more...]

The First Vegetables of 2009

The First Vegetables of 2009

On June 1, 2009, I picked my first vegetable of the season from my vegetable garden. It was a very nice yellow straightneck squash. There should be more Straightneck squash, some zucchini, and some sweet banana peppers coming soon. There are a couple very small tomatoes beginning to sprout, along with some carrots, beets, and radishes. Everything seems to be growing just dandy. I do wish the tomatoes were a little bit further along, but I'm … [Read more...]

How To Thin Seedlings

How To Thin Seedlings

You have worked hard on planning, preparing, and planting your vegetable garden. It is a delight to walk out to the garden and find that all the hard work has paid off with a bounty of beautiful seedlings sprouting.But now you must do the unthinkable, the diabolical - the insane. You must thin your seedlings.This is a very tough pill for most gardeners to swallow, because naturally we want to keep and nurture every seedling that … [Read more...]

Blooms In The Vegetable Garden

Blooms In The Vegetable Garden

Most of the vegetables in the garden have been planted for a little over a month now, and are progressing fairly well. I thought it would be a good time to share some pictures of the blooms so far in the garden. I am starting to get some baby squash, zucchini, and banana peppers. I can't wait for the the little green balls of tomatoes to start coming. Hopefully, it will be soon.Here are some pictures of my vegetable … [Read more...]

Create a Container Herb Garden

Create a Container Herb Garden

Creating a container herb garden is very simple and only takes a few minutes. You can place this herb garden on a deck or patio so that it is near the kitchen for easy access when needed. Another perk of having it on a deck or patio is the wonderful fragrance your container herb garden will provide while spending time relaxing outdoors. This method of container herb gardening is also fairly inexpensive.The PlayersFirst, you will need a … [Read more...]

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