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Vegetable Garden Series Part 1: Get Started Gardening

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

Welcome to the first post in our organic vegetable gardening 101 series where you’ll learn a little about my gardening history and then be able to get started gardening with 10 basic steps. My goal with this series is to arm you with inspiration, knowledge, step-by-step instructions, and tips I’ve learned so that you can grow your own food. I want to emphasize that it does take time (although you can decide how mu…


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…


Vegetable Garden Series Part 5: Organic Vegetable Garden Checklist

The Organic Vegetable Gardening Checklist is available as a PDF file. Simply click on the picture above to open and then print it out. This is a checklist I developed to help me keep track of our optimum planting schedule here in the Pacific Northwest, plus seeding and fertilizing information. I created this a few years ago and continue to refine it as needed. While it is tailored to the Pacific Northwest (west of the Cascades), I think it…


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…


Vegetable Garden Series Part 4: Design For Easy Care

I should probably start this part of the series with this confession: I have never grown vegetables in the “traditional” way of tilling a large spot of land and planting in rows. To be honest, the thought just scared me when I was a beginning gardener. And on a number of levels, too: I’d never used a tiller (and couldn’t afford one), I didn’t want to wait until mid-May or later to plant (you have to wait for the soi…


Organizing: Garden Paperwork

garden planning binder

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…


Tuesday Garden Party 03.04.14 {Season Opener}

Tuesday Garden Party

…on’t even have any seeds planted yet! My goal is this week hopefully. Sigh. However, I did get something gardening-related done, although it didn’t involve any dirt or plants. In addition to the gardening landing page I reveal last week, I’m also working my way through the vegetable gardening 101 series, updating the photos and reformatting the posts. This series was written during the first year of the blog, five years ago. C…


Vegetable Garden Series Part 3: Caring For Seedlings Week 1

Caring for Seedlings at One Week - An Oregon Cottage

Here’s a look at the seeds I started a week ago: This tray is planted with tomatoes in 4-inch pots (which are actually 3 1/2-inches – go figure). Most of the tomatoes have come up (they’re pretty easy) which is in stark contrast to my peppers, which you’ll see in a bit. In my experience peppers take much longer – about 1-2 weeks longer – to come up than tomatoes, and I u…


My Favorite Gardening Books

Ready-Set-Garden!

I had a great time looking at all your comments in last week’s Gardening Notebook giveaway which showed me that you guys are as ready for the new gardening season as I am. Some more than others, it’s true (I envy those of you who’ve gotten everything pruned…), but oh yeah, we are planning! And remember if you’d like to plan and organize your gardening tasks using Angi’s Gardening Notebook,…


Lemon-Garlic Roasted Vegetables {for Roasted Vegetable Bisque}

lemon-garlic-roasted-veg

…. olive oil 1/4-1/2 tsp. salt 1/4-1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Chop all the vegetables to similar sizes and place in a large roasting pan. Add the herbs, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and stir to mix. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are lightly brown and very tender. Let cool and then pack into freezer bags in 3-cup portions, label and freeze. Makes 4-5 cups. Lemon-Garlic Roaste…


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