Preserving Your Harvest – Pickled Vegetable, Herb and Fruit Recipes

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Brined Vegetables Ingredients 1 pound of your favorite root vegetables 1 medium red onion 2 cloves garlic 1 cup of your favorite fresh herbs such as dill 2 teaspoons black peppercorns Items Needed 2 Tablespoons Pickling salt 2 quarts purified water 1/2 gallon jar 8 oz jar Clean cloth and rubber band With a large bowl at the ready scrub […]

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All Year Gardening – Quick Guide To Dehydrating Fruit and Vegetables

Dehydrating or drying out food is one of the oldest food preservation techniques and something that’s making a bit of a comeback in recent years. The idea is to preserve the food by removing as much of the moisture or water content as possible. Not only will this keep fruits, vegetables, and even meats from spoiling, it also removes a […]

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Best Selling Gardening Books

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With so many books about Gardening, its hard to choose. Amazon lists 135,000 gardening books and not all books are created equal. That’s why we have searched through the Amazon collection to find the best for you. We hope this starter lists helps you to grow a more beautiful, productive and sustainable garden. Best Selling Gardening Books Here are the […]

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Learn why these Old East Dallas community gardens have thrived for nearly 30 years

DALLAS — Tucked into Dallas’ rapidly growing urban infrastructure, the East Dallas and Live Oak community gardens are almost impossible to miss. These are two of the city’s oldest, most productive community gardens, striking strips of green along Fitzhugh Avenue. They are thriving bastions of agriculture amidst brick, steel and concrete, between apartment complexes and small…

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Want to help the bees? Keep these out of your garden.

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Three-fourths of the world’s honey contains neonicotinoids. The buzz is that even gardening for bees takes constant vigilance. Deposit photos Entomologist Vera Krischik has a bee and butterfly garden bursting with Mexican sunflowers, goldenrod, salvia and black-eyed susans. But when she has problems with aphids or Japanese beetles, she’s careful to get rid of them responsibly.…

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Make Orange-Rum Liqueur to Give the Gift of Caribbean Tradition

For Jessica B. Harris, the holidays come with rum and clementines O, citrus tree Lauren Monaco Lauren Monaco After many decades spent traveling in the Caribbean around the holidays, I can now understand the subtle signs that Christmas is coming. In Jamaica and Puerto Rico, it’s the appearance of fresh pigeon peas at the market. In…

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These pumpkin recipes are the only ones you’ll need this fall

You know that pumpkin isn’t just for pie anymore. (And we’re talking about the gourd, not the ubiquitous pumpkin pie spice flavoring.) Author DeeDee Stovel agrees. “Many think of pumpkin as existing solely in dessert, especially in pie,” she writes in “The Pumpkin Cookbook.” “In fact, pumpkin is a wonderful vegetable by itself in addition to…

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The science behind the different colours of autumn leaves

Ah, autumn-the air is crisper and the trees are turning brilliant shades of gold, red, and brown. In the temperate areas of the world, it gets very cold in the winter and there is not much sunlight, which the trees need to feed themselves. Leaves are delicate and can’t survive the winter, so the tree prepares…

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Mobo Greenhouse Garden – Engaging Farm Game for Preschoolers

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Warsaw, Poland – Mobo Kids, a Polish company designated to creating apps for 2-5 years, is proud to announce the release of Mobo Greenhouse Garden 1.0, their new children’s educational app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Aimed primarily at children, Greenhouse Garden helps young players to learn a lot about nature and taking care…

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Want to help the bees? Keep these out of your garden.

bee

Three-fourths of the world’s honey contains neonicotinoids. The buzz is that even gardening for bees takes constant vigilance. Deposit photos Entomologist Vera Krischik has a bee and butterfly garden bursting with Mexican sunflowers, goldenrod, salvia and black-eyed susans. But when she has problems with aphids or Japanese beetles, she’s careful to get rid of them responsibly.…

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