Regrowing vegetables from kitchen scraps

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At least with some vegetables. That is how I end up with potatoes growing in many of the containers in which I grow other vegetables – I only garden in containers, at home, basically – where I never planted them. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Yes, it does work.

Re-discovering Perennial Vegetables

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Seed catalogues are being pored over, dog-eared, and circled, and some folks may have even begun to order vegetable seeds in preparation for early starts indoors. Below are a few perennial vegetables that you might be interested in.

Stop Tilling Your Vegetable Garden!

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That rich, dark, blank canvas beckons us to come on over and work our vegetable magic. I get why you till. There’s something in all of us gardeners that leaps with joy when we see a freshly tilled bed.

Double Row Vegetable Gardening 101

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There are a few types of plants that don’t do well in double row layouts, but most vegetables will do very well this way. Most gardeners are familiar with the concept of single row or square foot gardening, but not all are familiar with double row gardening.

Volunteer Vegetables

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Therefore, allow me to explain what I understand under volunteer vegetables, or volunteer plants in general. Tags: vegetable growing gardening by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Some of my readers may understand the meaning of the headline while others may not.

Growing Shade Garden Vegetables and Herbs

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SHADE GARDEN VEGETABLES AND HERBS Tasty vegetables or herbs that you can try in your shady or partially shady spots include: Beets Cabbage Chard Carrots Mint Chervil Read more here Some organic home gardens can do best in the shade.

The Vegetable Garden Diary – Book Review

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Advice in the diary section is linked to each week of the season and takes you through the whole process, from clearing weeds without digging, feeding soil and sowing to harvests and storing vegetables.

Top 10 Perennial/Ornamental Vegetables

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This is one version of my ''Top 10'' perennial vegetables – a version drawn up with a mixed cottage garden style planting in mind. Edible perennial expert Anni Kelsey shares her 10 favourite edible perennials that are also beautiful ornamentals for a cottage garden! Now that''s permaculture!

6 vegetables that are healthier cooked than raw

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As counterintuitive as it may seem, some fruits and vegetables get a nutritional boost upon cooking. Most of us have all too many un-fond memories of vegetables cooked into a soggy gloppy mush. With that in mind, raw vegetables rose to rule the roost in terms of nutritional virtuosity.

17 Vegetables That Grow Well In The Shade

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Most vegetables are high-light plants because they have to produce food. However, there are a number of shade tolerant vegetables. Leafy vegetables and herbs are at the top of the list because their food production as well as storage happens right there on the leaves.

Why You Should Always Plant Flowers In Your Vegetable Patch

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If you’re still growing flowers and vegetables on opposite sides of your yard, it’s time rethink your garden plan. Plus, planting bee-friendly flowers near your vegetables also supports struggling pollinator populations and biodiversity.

How Vegetables Can Save the World

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Be sure to eat your vegetables! shutterstock) Be sure to eat your vegetables! Not only are they nutritious (vegetables are full of Vitamin A, iron, protein, and other nutrients), but they also add a pop of color and burst of flavor to meals. It’s time to invest in vegetables!

A Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet [infographic]

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Click here to download the vegetable growing cheat sheet for print and mobile. Good to be Home’s downloadable Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet is a complete chart of all the vegetables you may want to grow this summer.

Root Vegetables: Yummy Inspiration for Meat-Free Monday. {Recipes}

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Growing Shade Garden Vegetables and Herbs

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Some organic home gardens can do best in the shade. This is great news for those of us who don’t want to have to trim those decades-old trees in the backyard too much or live in older neighborhoods with large trees.

7 Fruits And Vegetables You Can Grow In Hanging Baskets

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Growing vegetables and fruits in hanging baskets frees up space in your garden (and on your back porch) so that you can grow even more plants in a small space. Hanging baskets aren't just for flowers. Save garden space by getting these crops off the ground.

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6 Strategies for Urban Vegetable Gardening

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You may not have a yard to work with, but you can still grow lots of tasty vegetables. But growing your own vegetables in an urban environment can be tricky when you don’t have a backyard. Living in the city, in an apartment, or in a small space?

Vegetable gardens can be pretty as well as functional

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A sense of order, a welcoming gate and a well-defined path are among the elements that make this vegetable garden both pretty and functional. Even a local farm or farmers market can’t offer vegetables as fresh as those straight from the back yard.

Now is the time to think about vegetable seeds

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Now is the time to think about which seeds to sow and plant in your vegetable garden for the year. The choices are great but there are some varieties of vegetables that are best for all year round cropping and also don't forget the humble edible weeds.

Perennial Vegetables: Grow More Food With Less Work

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Combine permaculture gardening techniques and edible landscaping ingenuity in your garden by growing perennial vegetables. Nature’s ecosystems always include not only annual vegetables, but also perennials — edible roots, shoots, leaves, flowers and fruits that produce year after year.

How to Create a new Vegetable Garden – Book Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) How to Create a new Vegetable Garden Producing a beautiful and fruitful garden from scratch by Charles Dowding Published by Green Books, 12th February 2015 Hardcover, 224 pages, 23.5

Grow Your Own Vegetables – Book Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Grow your own Vegetables by Joy Larkcom 2011 abridged edition of the 2002 Frances Lincoln Edition Frances Lincoln in association with Marshalls Seeds Paperback 360 pages ISBN: 978-0-7112-3264-8 Price: £ 9.99

'Ugly' fruit and vegetables prove a hit in France

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The initiative lets consumers buy the products at a 30 per cent discount compared to their "beautiful" equivalents and allows farmers to sell vegetables that were previously rejected, says Intermarché, one of the supermarkets involved.

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How To Store Fresh Vegetables For Months … Without A Refrigerator

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One of the oldest – and easiest — ways to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables through the winter months is with cold storage, also known as root cellaring. A root cellar is simply an underground room used for preserving fruits and vegetables for several weeks or months.

Viewpoint: The rejected vegetables that aren’t even wonky

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Root vegetables may be a touch harder to feel for than chickens or fish. Tonnes of perfectly good food are thrown away in the UK every year. Why, asks Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Substituting edible weeds for other vegetables

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There are time when we are far too quick to see all that we have to sown as undesirable but many wild edibles, from which many of our domesticated vegetables spring after all, have much higher nutritional values that do the domesticated versions. But why do we want to go foraging when such plants can be grown at home, together with our other vegetables that we grown, in our plots?

Healthy & Easy! 27 Vegetable Soup. {Vegan Recipe}

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I first had something called 27 Vegetable Soup at Le Cirque in New York city, circa 1995. Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Food Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Food Featured Today food healthy eating soup vegan vegan recipe vegetable soup

It Isn’t the Vegetables….

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Have you ever noticed a peculiar smell when opening a can of vegetables or fruit? Then, on a lazy winter day, I had one of those “ah-hah” moments and realized it isn’t the vegetables, it’s the water used in canning them!

THE MOST PROFITABLE PLANTS IN YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN

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Many vegetables can be expensive to purchase by growing the most expensive vegetables in your garden and buying the least inexpensive vegetables at your grocery store you can easily help drop your food budget.

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'Formidable Vegetable Sound System' to tour UK this Summer

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So infectious that the most ardent climate skeptic would have trouble staying still (Sydney Morning Herald) As dynamic Formidable Vegetable front man Charlie Mgee explains: “Music is the best tool we have for raising awareness about our need to live more sustainably.

Exotic, Festive Moroccan Vegetable Stew. {Vegan, Gluten Free Recipe}

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Food Health & Wellness moroccan food recipe soup vegan vegetable stew Mmmm, this stew.

Summer Vegetables you can Grow on your Windowsill.

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I’m not saying growing food is altogether easy—but it can be, depending on what we choose to grow.

Pizza a vegetable?

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) If pizza is a vegetable can someone please tell me how you grow it. You may rightly think that I have gone bonkers here but the American government agencies have declared pizza to be a vegetable and thus can form part of your recommended “5-a-day” fruits and vegetable intake. The last time I checked pizza was not a vegetable and seeds cannot be had for it anywhere.

Mixing vegetables and flowers

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The majority of people always think of flower gardens and vegetable gardens as two separate entities, but there’s no reason to think that is the way it has to be so. Those gardens were a mix of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs. Instead you might like to think of a vegetable-flower garden as an artistic palette, strictly for appearances and enjoyment. You do however need to take into account the growing style of the vegetables and flowers.

Imperfect vegetables back on the EU table

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Unbeknown to many in the European Union, I am sure, fruits and vegetables deemed unattractive or imperfect such as knobby carrots and overly-curvy cucumbers were actually banned from being sold to consumers.

Vegetables to grow in winter: a how-to guide

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With the help of a bit of cover, and carefully selected varieties of seeds, it is possible to grow vegetables and herbs all year round in the United Kingdom, and presumably therefore in other temperate countries that have frosty winters. Why grow vegetables in winter?

Delicious Indian Breakfast: Vegetable Upma. {Recipe}

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) breakfast eating health Health & Wellness Indian food recipe south india spices vegetable upmaIf you are used to eating food with minimum seasoning, it will be difficult for you to deal with lot of.

How to Decide Which Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic

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How to Decide Which Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic. There are lots of benefits to organic fruits and vegetables. But organic foods can be expensive or hard to find, so while you may want to always purchase organic fruits and vegetables, this isn’t always a practical option. So how do you decide which fruits and vegetables to buy organic? Many fruits and vegetables, however, have their own natural and effective defenses against pests.

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Easy Ways To Make a New Vegetable Garden

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Siting a New Garden The best place to put a vegetable garden is close to the house where there is good sun, ideally a spot that gets southern exposure. Fruiting vegetables need the most sun, 6-8 hours. Root vegetables require less and leafy vegetables require the least.

Uproot front yard garden bans: 15 reasons to grow front yard vegetable gardens

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In 2011, the city of Oak Park charged Julie Bass with misdemeanor front yard vegetable garden growing. Here are 15 reasons to uproot front yard garden bans and grow front yard vegetable gardens. Front yard vegetable gardens are food. So they grew front yard vegetable gardens.