Entries Tagged as 'Vegetable Gardening'

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

National Kale Day – October 2nd

Dear Readers, TheGardenLady was amiss in not telling you in advance about the newest holiday. I just did not know that October 2 was proclaimed National Kale Day. Of course, in my defense, National Kale Day is not quite a holiday yet. But you can make it a reality if you vote for it here. […]

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Landscaping your gardens – front, back, side, and roof – with vegetables

  I guess, because ThisGardenLady was born and raised on a farm, to me there is nothing more beautiful than seeing farms, gardens or orchards.  And I guess, because I was a poor child, I like to see value in what I raise. Don’t misunderstand, I think that a lawn is pretty and a peaceful […]

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Creating a front yard vegetable garden

Front Yard Veggie Garden by urbanwild Landscaping a garden in your front yard whether you want to plant vegetables or flowers is enhanced by garden structures, containers and other items. It’s nice to have small garden areas and raised beds outlined with interesting rocks, but the vertical structures add interest to the landscaping and give […]

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Peppers bring color to the Garden

ornamental pepper by megrje Another vegetable suggestion for the flower garden or the front yard vegetable landscaping is the miniature or the dwarf hot or sweet pepper. Once again the gardener has the choice of the ornamental variety which may or may not bear edible peppers or the edible pepper plants. But why bother with […]

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Indoor Vegetable Gardening

I’m gonna be busy tomorrow. by Josh Kelahan TheGardenLady has written numerous posts about vegetable gardening.  See here for example.  But all of TheGardenLady’s recent posts on vegetable gardening have been about outdoor vegetable gardening. Vegetable gardening can also be done indoors. The idea of having fresh salads in the middle of winter seems like […]

Friday, August 24th, 2012

More vegetable suggestions for the flower garden

Edible Front Foundation Planting by Chiot’s Run When plant breeders want to discover new plants to breed for the flower garden, they will go all over the world searching. They will even look at vegetable plants they think they can breed into pretty flowers or show pieces. Then they will work to develop some aspect […]

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Landscaping your garden with ornamental cabbage or ornamental kale

Julia’s Garden by Allie’s.Dad You have decided that you do want to landscape your front yard with vegetables. You know it is permissible in your neighborhood. But do you wonder where to start? How about starting with ornamental cabbages or ornamental kale? These are easy choices because these days ornamental cabbages are very popular as […]

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Planning a Vegetable Garden

  Though TheGardenLady’s garden has herbs and a few vegetables tucked in the small sunny areas of my garden among the flowers, alas, with all the trees on my property, I do not have enough sun that most vegetables and herbs require. I also have rabbits that are hungry. They love vegetables. And even though […]

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Creative Vegetable Gardens

vegetable garden by mazaletel When TheGardenLady recommends making an edible garden instead of merely a flower garden in the front yard, it should be as attractive as a flower garden can be. It should not be the long straight rows of one type of vegetable, the type of field a farmer would make to grow commercial vegetables. […]

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

A Vegetable Garden to Beautify your Front Lawn

Hanging Vegetable Garden by me’nthedogs I wrote a post about putting a vegetable garden in your front lawn, if your neighborhood allows it . There are horror stories of cities not allowing it. (see here )  Remember vegetables and herbs need sun- a full day of sun, so these are not suggestions for shade gardens. […]