Yard and Garden

Practical advice for gardening and yard maintence. Advice on growing flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruit and herbs. Plus, lawn care, structures and machinery.

Growing Squash for Cooking

By Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman

Growing squash is easy and there are many summer and winter varieties to grow and cook with.

Stories of Food Preservation Methods

Heart of the Home

Readers share stories of food preservation methods.

Tradition of Preserving Food Lives On

Heart of the Home

Great-Great-Grandmother shares how generations of her family has continued the tradition of preserving food.

Food Preservation During the Great Depression

Heart of the Home

Reader tells of life during the Great Depression and how food preservation was necessary for survival.


Enjoy Fresh Produce All Year Long

By Heart of the Home

A couple shares canning recipes made with fresh produce from the garden and fruit trees.

Freezing Corn Was a Family Affair

Heart of the Home

Freezing corn fresh from the garden in summer means your family can enjoy delicious, home-grown corn in winter.

Young Woman Becomes Expert at Canning Vegetables

Heart of the Home

Woman recalls going from asking elders for advice on canning vegetables to becoming one of the elders.

Preserves Garden Vegetables by Sharing Surplus

Heart of the Home

Woman shares her rewarding experiences of preserving the bounty of her garden vegetables.

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