Projects – vegetable gardener

Sponges Make Seed Sprouting Seem Like Magic WesternGardener, contributor | March 13th, 2017 2 comments

Seeds can sprout just about anywhere, even on colorful sponges. Easy homemade biscuits without shortening This easy indoor gardening project is a fun way to celebrate St. Easy homemade biscuits without milk Patrick’s Day, Easter and other spring holidays. Easy homemade biscuits and gravy view details

Shed Stress with a Beautiful Backyard Escape WesternGardener, contributor | March 6th, 2017

Erika Kotite’s new book, She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, will help you imagine a beautiful retreat in your own backyard. Easy homemade biscuits from scratch The 23 featured sheds will inspire you to turn an ordinary shed into a small sanctuary.


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Hudson Valley Starts Center for Seed Stewardship WesternGardener, contributor | February 13th, 2017

After 12 years as Hudson Valley Seed Library, the company has a new name, new logo and a new nonprofit dedicated to protecting our seed resources. Easy homemade biscuits with all purpose flour view details

Homemade Kombucha Know-how WesternGardener, contributor | February 6th, 2017

Whether you’ve been enjoying kombucha for years or you’re new to the idea of drinking fermented sweet tea, The Big Book of Kombucha is your complete guide to the art of brewing and enjoying this healthful beverage. Easy homemade halloween costumes for couples view details

All Hail Kale for 2017 WesternGardener, contributor | January 17th, 2017

The National Garden Bureau has spoken and named 2017 the Year of the Brassica. Easy homemade halloween costumes 2016 Now’s the time to start planning how to celebrate all the delicious nutritious cole crops in your vegetable garden this spring. Easy homemade halloween costumes for teens view details

Cilantro & Coriander, Herb of the Year 2017 cookinwithherbs, contributor | January 16th, 2017

This year we celebrate Cilantro & Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) as Herb of the Year 2017. Easy homemade halloween costumes for kids The leaf of the coriander plant is known as cilantro throughout much of the western world. Easy homemade halloween costumes for adults It is often called coriander leaf and Chinese parsley in other parts of the globe. Easy homemade halloween costumes for dogs The seed is known as coriander and has been used as a spice–from as far back as the ancient Egyptians and was mentioned in the Bible. Easy homemade halloween costumes for men It’s time to order your seed to have it in time for early spring planting! view details

Share the Gardening Love WesternGardener, contributor | January 9th, 2017

Now’s the time to help kids get connected, just not to the latest technology. Easy homemade halloween costumes for women Pull the plug and take the American Horticultural Society’s pledge to find ways to share your love of gardening with the children in your life. Easy homemade dog treats with pumpkin view details

Herbal Products for 2017 cookinwithherbs, contributor | December 29th, 2016

I had planned on doing a blog about favorite herbal products for holiday gifts, however this is an even better time to post some of these amazing creations–for the new year–and to help get us through the cold and dark days ahead. Easy homemade dog treats peanut butter I want to extol the virtues of some herbal businesses that I know and use on a regular basis from growers, purveyors, bloggers and creators of delicious and delightful herbal products. Easy homemade dog treats recipes view details

Holiday Display at the United States Botanic Garden cookinwithherbs, contributor | December 21st, 2016

Every year, I try to visit the USBG for each season, however the winter holiday display is one of the best–and this year it celebrates National Parks and Historic Places. Easy homemade dog treats for kids to make The plant-based sculptures are absolutely incredible–a must see if you live in the area–or take a little tour right here. Easy homemade dog treats peanut butter oatmeal view details

Holiday Gifts from Gardeners WesternGardener, contributor | December 12th, 2016

Lists for holiday gifts for gardeners are just about everywhere you look this month. Easy homemade dog treats with baby food But here’s a list with a twist: ideas for gifts from vegetable gardeners, like you. Easy homemade mac and cheese recipe with velveeta view details

Three Books to Give as Presents for Gardeners and Herbalists cookinwithherbs, contributor | December 7th, 2016

Well it is December already and the holidays are fast approaching. Pizza homemade sauce Here are a few ideas for books that you might not have come across or thought about that just about any herbie/gardener would appreciate… Easy homemade christmas ornaments to make view details

Tips for Keeping a Waste Free Kitchen WesternGardener, contributor | November 21st, 2016 2 comments

This holiday season is the ideal time to rethink your approach to cooking and eating. Easy homemade christmas ornaments for kids It’s easy to get started with “Waste Free Kitchen Handbook” by Dana Gunders. Easy homemade christmas ornaments for kids to make view details

Mauro Seed’s Growing Mission WesternGardener, contributor | November 15th, 2016

Mauro Seed is a family-owned business with a single mission at its core: Giving. Easy homemade biscuit recipes For every heirloom seed packet the company sells, one packet is donated to someone in need. Easy homemade biscuit recipe without shortening In recognition of Mauro Seed’s commitment to helping others, the Tennessean and USA Today Network recently presented Dave Mauro with a 2016 Your Town Nashville Award for businesses that do good work in the community. Easy homemade biscuit recipe from scratch view details

Have you planted your garlic yet? cookinwithherbs, contributor | November 14th, 2016 2 comments

It’s that time of year again… Vegetable soup homemade recipe as the leaves begin to fall, it is time to think about getting your garlic bed ready to plant. French onion soup homemade recipe It is so worthwhile to grow your own because there is such a vast array of types to choose from, which you just cannot get at the grocery store. Chicken soup homemade recipe I personally prefer hardnecks over softnecks, although I always grow some of each for their flavor and for storage. Chicken noodle soup homemade recipe view details

How to Start a Food Swap WesternGardener, contributor | October 26th, 2016 3 comments

Do you have a hankering to put more homemade edibles on your pantry shelf while building community at the same time? Then it’s time to learn how to start a food swap. Tomato soup homemade recipe view details

Quinoa cookinwithherbs, contributor | October 13th, 2016 6 comments

Quinoa is another food indigenous to South America domesticated as a food crop 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. Pizza homemade recipe We are seeing more and more recipes using this crunchy, nutritive grain. How many calories in homemade meatballs This tasty salad is easy and quick to prepare. Best homemade christmas gifts for dad view details

Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring Plants of South America cookinwithherbs, contributor | October 12th, 2016 1 comment

Last weekend, we celebrated the 27th annual Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring the foods of South America at the Ozark Folk Center. Simple homemade christmas gifts for friends Learn about some of the foods indigenous to this continent–you might be surprised! view details

Save Tomato Seeds the Easy Way WesternGardener, contributor | October 3rd, 2016 7 comments

I’ve found a way to save heirloom tomatoes that takes a few minutes, but yields great results. Healthy homemade brownies from scratch All you need is a paper towel and a pen. Best homemade brownies from scratch view details

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