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:
|Basic information on planning, starting, and maintaining a garden:
• Video: how to start a vegetable garden
|Expert advice on choosing, sowing, and growing tasty produce:
|Ideas for using, preparing, and preserving what you grow:
• Video: How to harvest annual herbs
Garden-fresh recipes packed with taste and nutrition:
• Spring Flower Salad
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