Mom was always ready with healing treatments for childhood illnesses.
Aunt and neighbor share knowledge of the health benefits of saltwater.
From fried cactus to Russian thistle "spinach" and more, one family of Kansas homesteaders took their edible wild plants cues from the cattle.
The basics of seed saving include hand pollination, drying and storing. Learn how to save squash seeds ensure the best plants for next season.
Growing squash can be a breeze if you plant them in a sunny spot with rich soil and water moderately.
Drying squash can be rewarding. Learn how to do it using the sun or a dehydrator and incorporate it into soups, stews and more.
Learn about the squash varieties available throughout three seasons, how to cure them and how to cook them to reap the full flavor of each season.
A prime winter squash is impossible to get if you don’t put enough time and effort to cure it. Learn how curing squash leads to better flavor, texture and overall quality.
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