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When & How To Harvest Sunflower Seeds – And How To Roast Them Too!

There is nothing quite like harvesting your own homegrown sunflower seeds. Especially if you roast them to perfection for a delicious and nutritious snack! Sunflowers are growing in popularity with many home gardeners. Not only are they easy to plant and grow, they also add big interest to garden settings with their large, colorful seed …

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Homemade Dill Pickles – The Perfect Recipe For Garden Fresh Cucumbers!

When it comes to making delicious treats from from fresh-picked garden vegetables, turning fresh-picked cucumbers into homemade dill pickles is certainly high on the list of favorites. Cucumbers are the second most-planted home garden crop behind tomatoes. And quite certainly, making pickles is part of the reason they are so popular. Every growing season, we …

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How To Grow Tomatillos With Ease – And Make Homemade Salsa Verde Too!

If you want to make some incredible homemade salsa verde, then make this the year you plant and grow delicious tomatillos in your garden! Salsa verde has exploded in popularity. Along with it, so has interest in growing tomatillo plants in the garden or even in containers. And growing them is easier than you might …

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How To Can Tomato Juice. A Simple Recipe For Your Tomato Harvest!

It is hard to beat the incredible taste of homemade canned tomato juice. Especially when it’s made from fresh tomatoes straight from the garden! Tomato juice is one of the easiest and most useful food canned items that can be created from a tomato harvest. It is the perfect ingredient for all kinds of soups, …

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Planning & Planting A Garden For Canning & Preserving

Planting a garden for canning and preserving is an excellent way to stock a home pantry with healthy, low-cost food. With the cost of fruit and vegetables seemingly always on the rise, growing more of what you and your family eat is an excellent way to keep grocery bills in check. And of course, ensure …

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Aunt Jeanie’s Famous Homemade Freezer Apple Sauce Recipe!

It’s apple season, and we couldn’t be happier that one of our loyal readers has shared her family’s famous homemade freezer apple sauce recipe for all to enjoy! To be exact, it is actually her Aunt Jeanie’s famous homemade freezer apple sauce recipe! In addition to our weekly gardening articles, we try each month to …

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How To Make Homemade Hot Pepper Flakes From Fresh Peppers!

You might be surprised just how simple, quick and easy it is to make homemade hot pepper flakes from the hot peppers growing in your garden! Hot pepper flakes are a great way to spice up everything from morning eggs to a slice of pizza. And if you have a bumper crop of hot peppers …

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How To Freeze Tomatoes – 3 Easy Ways To Preserve Without Canning!

If you’re looking for a great way to quickly and easily preserve a big tomato harvest, today’s article on how to freeze tomatoes is just what the doctor ordered! For the home gardener, tomatoes are a crop that seem to ripen all at once! For week’s on end, you wait patiently for one single tomato …

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A Blue Ribbon Winning Fresh Salsa Recipe – Straight From The Garden!

This week’s article comes straight from the backyard garden of Sally Junkin, as she shares her award-winning blue ribbon fresh salsa recipe! One of the best things about planting a backyard garden is enjoying all of the wonderful homemade, super-fresh foods you can create from it. Whether it is crunchy homemade pickles, roasted eggplant, or …

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