Category Archives: Veg

Originally posted on Town & Country Gardening:
Over Size Vegetables 40 percent or more of Americas Fresh Fruit and Vegetables are never harvested and rot in the fields and orchards. Why is this? It’s caused by You, the American consumer.…

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How to can dried beans

Why bother you ask?  Well, I can get dried beans for usually .10 or .25 per pound, and that’s a dry weight.  When you add in water, and store pricing it becomes approximately a dollar for about a 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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Jars. Why I like them, how to use the different varieties, and how to get ’em for free!

Jars are probably the iconic thing that people think of when they talk canning and food preservation. But, did you know there is actually a history of canning jars in America? No? Neither did I until a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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How to can crushed tomatoes

I didn’t think I was going to can tomatoes this year.  I *thought* I had enough to last, but when I went down cellar to move some things around, I did a count and discovered that I only had 18 … Continue reading

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How to make Sweet Relish (cucumber)

This morning, I set out down to the farmers market with 2 goals in mind: 1) To buy some cukes to get some relish going and 2) To buy some corn in order to dry it. When we got to … Continue reading

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How to freeze and can corn

I’m going to preface this post by saying; freeze the stuff.  You get a much better product (and, as we all know, canning doesn’t always work!) On Thursday this week, I called up my favorite local farmer and reserved 120+ … Continue reading

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Starts & Beans

Last year, we did a whole bunch of plant starts.  I planted, with the kids a LOT of plants.  We put them on the radiator and had so-so results, with the light source being the window.  This year, we’ve gotten a … Continue reading

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