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How Does Freeze Drying Work?
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Freeze-drying has been around more than 100 years. But how does freeze drying work? And why is it better than simply dehydrating? People have developed many food …

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How to Make Jelly from Queen Anne’s Lace
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Walking just about anywhere in the countryside here in Ohio, you will find the beautifully intricate white flower called Queen Anne’s Lace. I recently learned from my …

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How to Make White Wine Vinegar Flavored With Herbs
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Recently, I was walking through my herb garden with my neighbor and local herb expert, Rita Heikenfeld, when she spied my patch of scallions all a-bloom. She …

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How to Store Vegetables Through the Winter
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The garden has frozen over and your table sits heavy with food. Some food begins to wilt while others shine bright orange in the autumn light. Congratulations: your …

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Make Your Freezer Drought-Ready with These Food Preservation Methods
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Do you have any of the following in your pantry or kitchen: lettuce, spinach, kale, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, grapes, almonds, strawberries, oranges, walnuts, apricots, dates, figs, kiwi fruit, …

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6 Uses For Your Watermelon Plant’s Bounty
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The beginning of the summer is when you read about watermelon planting tips, but this is the time of year when you start to think: What do …

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Gourds For Farmers And Homesteaders

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, Raleigh, North Carolina There is a legend that says, “If you give or receive a gourd, with it goes all the best in life; …

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Make Room in Your Garden With Climbers And Crawlers

Add to Favorites By Glenn G. Dahlem, Ph.D. Farmers with 1,500 acres available and urban backyard gardeners alike often have the same complaint: “If I only had just a little more …

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Six Steps To Starting And Saving Heirloom Tomatoes

Add to Favorites By Melisa Mink, Homestead Moma, Mississippi If the first tomato of the year is something you long after, this is for you. Growing and saving your heirloom tomato seed is …

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Time For Summer Squash

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris Photos by Don Farris When sunny summer days arrive, I think summer squash. Summer squash are low in calories (15 per half cup) …

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Fast-Growing Plants For Impatient Gardeners

Add to Favorites By Armani Tavares For those of us who suffer from a chronic condition known as impatience, here are some plants that I can recommend growing. They’re easy, …

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QUICK HACK: “Water Rings” Make Watering a Snap

Add to Favorites By Philip Neal, Mississippi Getting water right to a plant’s root zone can sometimes be frustrating, with lots of “runoff” water being wasted. Solve the problem by …

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Plant Pumpkins Now For Fall Faces Later

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farries, South Carolina If you want a Jack-o-lantern for Halloween, a big pumpkin for harvest season decor, or pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, you can …

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Heirloom Tomatoes Withstand the Test of Time

Add to Favorites By Anita Stone, North Carolina There has been a resurgence of interest in tomatoes in recent years, not the everyday luscious fruit, but heirloom tomatoes, a new …

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Growing Luffa

Add to Favorites By Carole West, Texas Did you know Luffa grows on a vine and not in the ocean? It’s true and the most common question we received was, …

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