Preserving Summer: The Benefits of Canning and Preserving Produce

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The bursting flavors of summer fruits and vegetables can be made to last all year by canning and preserving them. Canning can brighten your pantry throughout the year, extending the life of perishable produce and utilizing those fruit and vege ‘gluts’ that can sometimes occur when growing food at home.

Quince Jelly Recipe, Apricot BBQ Sauce Recipe, Mandarin Marmalade Recipe

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Spring-time Seed Raising

Zucchinis

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Emerging Leafy Green Seedlings

Mizuna

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A Fruitful Spring Backyard

Lichen on the plum tree trunk.

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Pinhead Portabello Mushrooms Emerge

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Inspiring Urban Self Sufficiency

Summer Fruit Harvest

Our backyard is completely filled with fruit this summer.

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In Love with Loquats

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Mid October Gardening Photos

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Spring Legume Harvest

We picked a heap of our peas and broad beans today. The peas have gone crazy lately and the yield is rather impressive for only 2 to 3 rows of peas (and overall I only sowed about 15-20 seeds!!)! Only a few of the broad beans were ready – the plants are loaded but most of the pods are still a little too small to pick. We had some of the peas tonight for dinner – which were so delicious that we didn’t even bother shelling them, and cooked them whole. We plan to freeze some of these, too, to eat while we’re waiting for the next crop.

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