Food Gardening and Food Preservation

The ultimate collection for food gardening at home and food preservation including vegetable and fruit canning. Learn the different methods to preserve your…
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Canning Asparagus from Your Vegetable Garden or Grocery Store (complete step-by-step guide!)
If you enjoy asparagus, canning it is an easy way to have it all year round. In this article, I’ll show you how to do it with easy-to-follow instructions. I’ll show you everything you need to know about how to can asparagus, including some useful tips for the best success. Both raw packing and hot packing methods are covered here plus why you need to use a pressure canner when canning asparagus.
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How to Can Carrots (reduce garden food waste and enjoy year round!)
Canning carrots is easier than you might think, and it’s a great way to enjoy your vegetable garden harvest year-round. You can use fresh carrots right from your garden or stock up from the farmer’s market or grocery store. Learn the two safe canning methods for canning carrots - hot packing and raw packing. Learn how to pressure can carrots, how to store them, and much more in this home canning guide that will help reduce food waste from the garden.
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How to Freeze Radishes The Right Way (reduce garden food waste!)
In this garden vegetable preservation guide, I’ll show you exactly how to freeze radishes from your garden, the farmer’s market, or the grocery store. Learn how to blanch radishes or how to flash freeze radishes. Discover what equipment and tools you'll need plus, how to store radishes and more.
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Quick Pickled Green Tomatoes (recipe and detailed instructions!)
Learn how to make pickled green tomatoes from your garden tomatoes or farmer's market stash! This pickled green tomato recipe is delicious. It’s tart with a touch of sweetness to balance the flavors. It’s also very simple to whip up a batch, and a great way to use up all of those unripe end-of-the-season fruits from your garden. I’ll show you how to make this quick pickled green tomatoes recipe in just a few steps.
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Canning Onions (step-by-step guide!)
Follow along below as I walk you through step by step on how to can your very own onions at home. The canning process makes the onions slightly caramelized, which adds extra flavor and richness. There are two methods you could use for canning onions: hot or raw packing. Due to the low acidity of onions, the only safe way to process them is to use a pressure canner. We will cover what tools you need and how to store canned onions, too.
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Quick RefrigeratorPickled Beets (step-by-step guide!)
Making your own pickled beets in the fridge is a surprisingly simple process. You can use them fresh from your garden, the grocery store, or farmer’s market. I'll show you how to make refrigerator pickled beets that will impress your taste buds, and add a pop of color to your plate.
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The Best Food Canning Equipment (tools and supplies you'll need to get started!)
What supplies, tools, and equipment do I need to start canning food at home? Don’t worry, you don’t need a ton of expensive equipment just to get started. To make it easier for you to figure out what you’ll need, I’ve put together a list of the best food canning supplies, tools, and equipment for you. If you have an abundance of vegetables from your garden or farmer's market, canning is a great way to preserve your harvest. This canning guide is designed for beginners!
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Canning Strawberries the Right Way(detailed step-by-step guide!)
I’m going to show you how to can strawberries the right way, including lots of tips so that you will have the best success. If you are lucky to have an abundance of fresh strawberries from your garden, canning them is one of the best ways to use them up before they go bad. Learn the process for raw packing or hot packing strawberries plus how to use a pressure canner and water bath method. Plus how to store canned strawberries for year-round use.
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How to Freeze Cucumbers the Right Way! Plus, How to Store Cucumbers.
Despite their high water volume, you absolutely can freeze cucumbers for future use. I’ll show you exactly how to freeze cucumbers step by step for the best results, including storage tips and ideas for using them after thawing. Reduce food waste by learning how to freeze your vegetable garden harvest to use in various recipes year-round.
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Growing Green Beans in Your Vegetable Garden (complete plant care guide!)
In this guide, I’ve shared all of the information you need to know to start growing green beans at home. Find out the best time of year and location to get started, and all the essential care tips for sunlight, soil, water, fertilizer, troubleshooting problems, and much more. Even a beginner can learn how to grow their own green beans, no matter their garden space or experience.
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How to Grow Cucumbers in Your Garden (complete plant care guide!)
Once you know how to grow cucumbers and keep them thriving, even beginners can enjoy a wonderful crop. From sunlight to watering, fertilizing, and soil, I'm sharing all the information you’ll need to enjoy the biggest cucumber plant yields and best flavor. With these tips on growing cucumbers, you can tend to your plants and keep them healthy and productive.
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How to Dry Cayenne Peppers from Your Garden or Grocery Store (4 easy ways!)
From hanging cayenne peppers to dehydrating, or using your oven, I’ll show you all the different ways to dry cayenne peppers, test them for doneness, and keep them from molding. Then, I’ll give you tips for storing them too. Learn everything you need to know about drying cayenne peppers, and I'll show you exactly how to dry cayenne peppers, step-by-step.
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How to Can Green Beans (step-by-step guide!)
If you have an overabundance of green beans from your garden or grocery store, learning how to can green beans is the best way to use them before they go bad. You'll learn all you need to know about how to can green beans, including tons of tips so that you will have the best success. Learn why raw packing is the best method and why you should always use a pressure canner to can green beans. Learn what equipment you need, how to store canned green beans and so much more in this helpful guide.
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How to Dehydrate Apples (5 simple drying methods!)
If you love dried apples, then I have good news for you. It’s very easy to make your own using the fruit from your tree, the orchard, or even the grocery store. In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to dehydrate apples at home so that they are perfectly dried every time. Methods covered: food dehydrator, oven, air fryer, air drying in the sun, and the microwave. And, the pros and cons of each.
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Canning Pears (step-by-step guide!)
Canning pears is easy and a great way to enjoy them through the winter and beyond. I’ll show you exactly how to can pears with full step-by-step instructions. I’ll cover the basics for canning pears, which pears are best for canning, equipment needed, and methods, as well as tips and tricks to get the best results. Learn about hot packing and raw packing. Learn about pressure canning pears and canning pears in a water bath.