harvesting and storing

Tips for Apple Harvest and Apple Storage

Tips for Apple Harvest and Apple Storage

Homegrown apples are delicious if picked at the right time and kept in good storage conditions. Here's how to harvest your apples to enjoy them at their best.
How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

Learn how to dehydrate fruits and vegetables to preserve them for the long term. Make tasty snacks and save storage space, too.
Preserving Your Apple Harvest

Preserving Your Apple Harvest

The gardener who grows one or two apple trees is often faced with the happy problem of having a lot of apples. Luckily, kitchen technology and several hundred years of apple cultivation allow today’s growers to preserve the overage. We have three recipes for canning apples that will delight apple growers and eaters.
Guide to Harvesting, Curing and Storing Onions

Guide to Harvesting, Curing and Storing Onions

A good harvest of homegrown onions provides many more bulbs than you can use straight away. Thankfully, it's easy to store them in good condition for three to twelve months, so long as a few simple steps are followed.
When to Harvest Garden Vegetables

When to Harvest Garden Vegetables

Learn when and how to harvest twenty of your vegetable garden favorites.
Best Way to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

Best Way to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

Whether you’re growing fruits and vegetables yourself, picking them up from the farmers’ market or buying them at the grocery store, wash them. We have tips for washing fruits and veggies correctly, so they are safe to eat.
Tips for Using Your Frozen Produce

Tips for Using Your Frozen Produce

For those of you who froze some of last summer’s fruits and vegetables, we have cooking tips. Get the most out of your preserved produce!
How to Roast or Grill Garden-Fresh Vegetables

How to Roast or Grill Garden-Fresh Vegetables

Nothing beats home-cooked fresh produce, and the most delicious--and simplest--way to prepare vegetables is roasting or grilling. These tips will guide you to perfect roasted or grilled vegetable dishes, every time.
When and How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

When and How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

Sunflowers are a fun garden flower and their seeds are a popular snack. Learn how and when to harvest sunflower seeds in six easy steps.
Preserving Your Summer Harvest

Preserving Your Summer Harvest

Learn more about the variety of ways homegrown fruits and vegetables can be preserved for use long after the harvest season has ended.
Freezing Summer Favorites

Freezing Summer Favorites

The basics steps for preparing and storing garden fresh tomatoes and herbs for quick, easy use later.
Use Your Summer Harvest: Fresh Tomatoes 5 Ways

Use Your Summer Harvest: Fresh Tomatoes 5 Ways

If you're looking for new ways to use your tomatoes, try some of these ideas!
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