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Vegetable Garden Series Part 1: Get Started Gardening

10 Basic Steps to Starting a Vegetable Garden - An Oregon Cottage

…. And then something I could’ve never guessed happened: the first time I created an entire meal out of the vegetables I grew gave me such a thrill that I began carving out more and more space for vegetables. To be able to say that all the produce in a meal came from my garden became my goal. I taught myself to can my produce and that pretty much sealed the deal: I needed more room for vegetables. So we moved to a house with more space and I…


Vegetable Garden Series Part 5: Organic Vegetable Garden Checklist

…a year-long schedule in order to be able to plan an early spring and fall garden, as well as the typical summer garden. I compiled this list after many years of cutting out different monthly “to-do” lists and putting them in a file that in the end I didn’t use because there were too many. They were from newspapers, the county extension office, and from some gardening books, especially “Growing Vegetables West of The Cas…


Organizing: Garden Paperwork

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Do you organize your gardening paperwork? Keep track of what you grew and when? What you’d like to grow again? It is possible to garden without keeping any records. People do it all the time. But there are some very good reasons to keep at least some records, especially with regards to the organic vegetable garden and for me I’ve found keeping basic information from year-to-year to be incredibly helpful. The essential gardening paper…


Vegetable Garden Planning- How Do You Plan and Organize?

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…r… one thing I’m not is detailed. I could never be counted on to record what’s happening in my garden month-by-month like those sweet garden journals encourage. And believe me, I’ve tried. So I’ve come up with a system that is relatively painless and sort of records itself using the Organic Vegetable Gardening Checklist I created plus a simple gardening binder. The planning pages look like this: 1…


Organic Vegetable Gardening 101

Organic Vegetable Gardening 101 - An Oregon Cottage

…Here’s where you’ll find all the links to An Oregon Cottage’s classic series on organic vegetable gardening! We start from the basics of how to design your garden, how to start plants from seeds and then to care for them before planting them in your garden, plus ideas of how you can plan for a fall garden. Organic Vegetable Gardening 101 Series: Part 1: Introduction to Starting a Vegetable Garden Part 2: How to Start Seed…


Tuesday Garden Party- Fall & Winter Themes

While its true that our vegetable harvests are winding down, I want to remind all the lovely Garden Party participants and my readers that the Tuesday Garden Party is not only about vegetables! It’s about all things garden related. Personally, I’ve loved getting some great ideas for decorating, new recipes, and plant names that I’ve written down that I want to grow next year. But I do know that with the weather cooling down, o…


Tuesday Garden Party- A Spring Harvest

…st gotta say that I had a great time visiting everyone’s garden posts last week- you all are rockin’ gardeners! Here’s a look at what I’m harvesting from my garden: This is about our third bowl of beautiful berries (try saying that fast three times). We’ve had strawberry shortcake and I’ve frozen some as well as eating our fill, of course. Every year I try to plant an early and a later broccoli but they…


Vegetable Gardening Series Part 6: The Fall Garden

Have you started your seeds for a fall garden yet? In climates like Western Oregon, our vegetable gardens don’t have to end with the summer. Our last frost date is between October 15th and the 31st, depending on the area (and where you’re getting your information!) and with a little planning, we can fill the holes in the garden left by spring vegetables with fall ones and be able to continue harvesting into December. If you are in t…


Lemon-Garlic Roasted Vegetables {for Roasted Vegetable Bisque}

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Whew. That’s a long name. Basically, making lemon-garlic roasted vegetables is a way to preserve vegetables from the end of the harvest in the freezer now to make a wonderful soup in the winter. And since the soup is mostly vegetables, it’s a great way to get a variety of veggies in those dark winter months. The flavor? It is soooo good: garlic, a little lemon, and the veggies. Ever since I found the basis of this…


Early August Garden Harvest {TGP}

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…;s menu post that I probably think about the months of August and September the most when I’m planning the garden and starting seeds in the winter months, and though the huge harvests haven’t happened yet, this garden harvest from yesterday gets me excited: The first real tomatoes (we’ve been eating heirloom Black Cherry tomatoes for about a week), the first large amount of green beans, the first zucchini and…


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