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Homemade Pickled Beets

Add to Favorites By Jerry Hourigan I watch the Food Network channel a lot and I have yet to see my old buddies Alton, Ina, Paula or Rachael ever add …

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Maple-Vanilla And Peach-Oh-My!

Add to Favorites When I invited seven friends over for a girls’ jamming and canning night, none of us had made jam with pectin before, and we had never attempted to make anything shelf stable. We knew …

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Reviving Old Crab Apple Recipes
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Previous generations grew crab apple trees as an edible, not just decorative, tree. People knew how to care for apple trees and nurtured these trees well to …

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Food Preservation Examples: A Guide to Food Storage
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I tell my friends there are two types of people: preppers and those who laugh at preppers. Why is preparing for a rainy day such a laughable …

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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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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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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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The Long Keeper Tomato

Add to Favorites By Kevin Geer, California Let me start by recalling something my grandmother told me when I asked her about growing tomatoes. Grams told me, “Tomatoes are like young …

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Apple Orchard Leads To Organic Business

Add to Favorites By Kevin Geer I started this project when I moved to Northern Baja California where I live on a small 15 acre ranch. My ranch is located …

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Boost Profits and Prolong Growing Season with Japanese Vegetables
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Whether you are looking to boost profits at a farmers market or extend your growing season, Japanese vegetables are the way to go. Japanese vegetables should be …

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Growing and Cooking Tangy Tomatillos
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Tomatillos have a tangy, slightly herbal flavor and are most often used in salsas and sauces. A tomatillo can be eaten raw, making for a great salad …

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Growing Cauliflower from Seed

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris, South Carolina Growing cauliflower from seed brings this healthy vegetable from garden to table. Cauliflower can serve as the focal point for a centerpiece …

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Anyone for Growing Okra?

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone Growing okra started with a grimace but became a garden and kitchen staple. I remember moving from Ohio to North Carolina with my …

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Important Factors that Affect Growing Tomatoes from Seed
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites It’s getting to be that time of year where everyone is forming their spring to-do lists and planning their upcoming vegetable garden. Why not add growing tomatoes …

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