Monthly Archives: September 2017
By Barbara Pleasant Thick mulch will help keep soil cool, a boon to fall broccoli and brassicas like this kohlrabi seedling. Photo by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff Is there some secret to growing good fall crops of broccoli and other cabbage family crops? I start the seedlings indoors, but as soon as I set them […]
Proper storage of your harvest is essential
Proper storage of fruits and vegetables will insure you get the most usage from your garden and orchard crops.
Hint: Always remove any tight bands from your vegetables or at least loosen them to allow them to breathe.
Artichokes – Place in an airtight container sealed, with light moisture.
Asparagus – Place them loosely in a glass or bowl upright with water at room temperature. (Will keep for a week outside the fridge)
Avocados – Place in a paper bag at room temp. To speed up their ripening, place an apple in the bag with them.
Arugula – Like lettuce, should not stay wet! Dunk in cold water and spin or lay flat to dry. Place dry arugula in an open container, wrapped with a dry towel to absorb any extra moisture.
Basil – Is difficult to store well. Basil does not like the cold, or to be wet for…
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I made lard for the first time last fall. We bought our yearly half a pig and saved the fat and rendered it in to Lard. I am hooked on cooking and baking with Lard. It was easy and inexpensive to make. Lactose free butter is very expensive here. I think it will be worth trying to make home made butter with this recipe. I will let you know later how it turned out.
Pumpkin Puree is not available in Sweden. I have been searching on the web how to make it for years. I am lactose intolerant, which makes it difficult to make pumpkin pie, because the recipe requires evaporated milk. I have found a recipe to make evaporated milk with lactose free milk, which I will post later. I can’t wait to try this.
Here are some great fall tips on how to wind up the garden for the year
These basic moves will revive your soil, renew your tools and make for a fruitful harvest next year
Aislin Suparak Gibson September 7, 2017
Design Director of Modern Hive.
During this busy season, break down the daunting task of fall garden prep into smaller chunks. By doing so, you’ll reduce your environmental impact by recycling nutrients back into your soil while maintaining what you have. Additionally, you’ll have a garden that can revive itself during the slower winter months with minimum work on your part.
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