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Small Batch Preserving

Small Batch Preserving

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Small-batch preserving is perfect for gardeners with small gardens or those with vegetables that don’t ripen all at once. It's also an easy, time-saving alternative to marathon canning sessions. Here's how to fill the freezer with small batches of tomatoes, peppers and zucchini.

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September in the Garden: Time to Harvest and Preserve

September in the Garden: Time to Harvest and Preserve

Labor Day weekend pretty much signals the end of the summer season and the beginning of fall. As the summer bounty slows considerably, autumn produce is ripening--so if you haven't done much canning--now is the time to get busy!

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Get a Can Do Attitude

Get a Can Do Attitude

Too many tomatoes? Can’t keep up with the cukes? Well, now’s the time to get busy canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and fermenting. Oh yes, you can!

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Video: How to Freeze Herbs

Video: How to Freeze Herbs

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All you need to freeze herbs is a food processor or a mortar and pestle and the oil of your choice. In this video, culinary herbalist Susan Belsinger demonstrates her technique for freezing herbs.

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Video: How to Dry Herbs

Video: How to Dry Herbs

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Culinary herbalist Susan Belsinger demonstrates her expert technique for harvesting and preserving herb by either hanging or laying them in baskets or on screens.

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Gardening Tip: What to Do When Everything is Ripe at Once

Gardening Tip: What to Do When Everything is Ripe at Once

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For a vegetable gardener and berry grower, the busiest time is harvest time. Here are some tips for coping with abundance.

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Keeping the Harvest Fresh

Keeping the Harvest Fresh

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How you store just-picked vegetables is as important to flavor as how you grow them.

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Extend Your Gardening Season Beyond Frost by Growing Produce that Keeps

Extend Your Gardening Season Beyond Frost by Growing Produce that Keeps

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If you grow winter squash, pumpkins, potatoes, garlic, and hot peppers, you effectively extend your gardening season well into the fall and winter.

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Introduction to Canning

Introduction to Canning

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Canning your own garden-fresh foods offers many rewards. Read about the recommended methods for canning and filling jars, the equipment you'll need, and the best techniques for preserving the season's bounty in pickles, jams, and salsas.

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How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs

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Bundle and dry herbs for great flavor year-round. Air drying preserves the flavor and color of herb leaves, flowers, and seeds. Maine farmer Ellie MacDougall tells how to do it.

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How to Freeze Corn

How to Freeze Corn

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Nothing compares to corn fresh out of the garden, but here's how to freeze corn for the winter.

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Video: More Ways to Freeze and Store Fresh Herbs

Video: More Ways to Freeze and Store Fresh Herbs

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Here is a simple way to keep your herbs long after the garden is done.

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Dried Strawberries are Sweet Morsels of Flavor

Dried Strawberries are Sweet Morsels of Flavor

Dehydrating strawberries is a great way to preserve and concentrate their flavor long after the season ends. You can dry them in the sun, in ykour oven, or in an electric dehydrator.

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How Long Will Your Vegetables Last?

What's the storage life of commonly grown vegetables? Find out here.

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Holiday Treats from the Kitchen Garden

Holiday Treats from the Kitchen Garden

Even at the last minute, the harvest can yield gifts to treasure.

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Preserving and Using Onions

Preserving and Using Onions

When the onion harvest is good, Edon Waycott likes to make a sweet and spicy onion relish. Here, he offers tips for handling onions, along with a recipe for a pickled onion relish.

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