According to the National Center For Home Food Preservation, this is the best way to freeze summer squashes...
(Cocozelle, Crookneck, Pattypan, Straightneck, White Scallop, Zucchini)
Preparation Choose young squash with tender skin. Wash and cut in 1/2-inch slices. Water blanch...
Purslane indicates your soil is fertile, for what it is worth. It is also called pigweed or hogweed.
Purslane is the richest source of Omega-3 fatty acids of any green, leafy vegetable. Interestingly, purslane contains the EPA (eicosapentanoic acid) form of Omega-3, which is rare for a plant...
Check your county extension office. The classes are offered here, but you wouldn't know it unless you were looking at the office class schedule.
ETA: your county extension office might have a website where classes are listed too.
Last week I dehydrated mushrooms, orange peels, and red bell peppers. (not at the same time)
Total added to the pantry is 1 pint of dried orange peels, 1 pint of dried mushrooms and 1 pint of dried red bell peppers.
I posted this on ss also.
It's getting to be that time of year here in NE Ohio. The asparagus bed has started showing new growth.
Except for eating it raw, fresh from the garden, here are the two ways we love to eat asparagus.
Sauted Garlic Asparagus
3 Tablespoons butter
1 bunch fresh...
Your beek club members will probably be your biggest asset. Some may have complete hives they want to sell off. They are also great for teaching you how to avoid some new beek problems.
Last year one of our new beek club members purchased two complete hives (with queen and colony) for $50...
I read on another board about a person that moved her tomatoes into the house for winter. She put the containers in a south facing window and grew tomatoes all winter long. Same as having a ficus in the living room, but it is edible.
We have rosemary and small fruit bushes in pots when we lived in apartments. Take it with you if you leave.
Or, if you are in a house, find out if the owner would deduct something off the rent for improvements. We did that with our first house, which we rented for a while.
We always plant and can extra for gifts. The one year I didn't, everyone asked why not? :)
This past holiday baskets included
grape juice - concords from a neighbor's farm
apple pie filling - variety of apples from a local farm
canned peaches - peaches from a local Amish farm
peach butter -...