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TAG : Vegetable Garden

Heart of the Home: DIY Garden Project

Garden Replica of Childhood FarmI had always wanted a flower and vegetable garden combined with memories of the farm where I was raised. A while back, after visiting the farm, now owned by a first cousin and his wife, my husband and I decided it would be fun to build a replica of the old red ...

The Midwinter Garden

We try to plant hardy crops that will provide us with fresh food from the garden as deep into winter as possible. This year we planted collard greens in early September. On the late side for a successful crop, but it has really worked out. I picked a giant bag of collards on Sunday — ...

Dreaming of the Spring Garden

“In the bleak mid-winter...” We sing that hymn in church every year around this time. And it can be pretty bleak. Colder temperatures. Blustery days. Too many layers. Less daylight. But there are these beautiful gifts that arrive like an extension of Christmas in my mailbox, first one, ...

Enjoy Fresh Produce All Year Long

We have a large vegetable garden, as well as several fruit trees and two papershell pecan trees. We were blessed to have a wonderful harvest last year.We can and freeze our abundant produce. For canning, we use a pressure canner or water bath. We blanch the vegetables for freezing, and we add ...

Enjoys Freezing and Canning Food From the Garden

I love canning and freezing the bounties of my vegetable garden.I have a cutter for corn, which creams it as it cuts the kernels off the cobs. I freeze it raw, with ice water and a little salt.The green beans get canned. To make the process simple, I snip the ends off, and then hold them in my ...

Great Childhood Summer Memories

When I was growing up, life was pretty simple. Playtime was wherever our imaginations took us, and I have summer memories of playing outside for hours with my younger sister.A few blankets attached to the clothesline made a house with rooms for us and our dolls. We had many sheds and a big barn ...

Garden Clippings: Ready for Harvest

A recent trip through the vegetable garden reminded me that even with the heat, this time of year is a gardener's delight. Buckets of tomatoes and peppers make us oblivious to insect bites and sweat on the brow.Some crops, such as tomatoes and peppers, are easy to recognize when they're ready ...

Garden Clippings: Use Garden Produce

Now is your last chance to use this year's garden produceThe average date for the first frost here in Topeka, Kan., is October 15. Depending on your geographic location, the average date in your area may be several weeks earlier or later. No matter what the date is, it will be a time to ...

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