Seed Savers and Home Canning

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Sow a few of your saved seeds for a new crop next year.

Your garden’s thriving, and you’re starting to
think about preserving the bounty and what’s going to happen next year. Take a
moment to learn about seed-saving techniques from a fellow gardener, and then
read about canning methods in The
Farmer’s Wife Canning and Preserving Cookbook
. Get rid of those garden
pests plaguing your plants with advice from Karen, and then build a new hoop
house to help you extend the growing season. After you harvest the sweet corn, treat
your family to Avocado Corn Salad. Suzanne, from her perspective as a farmer,
offers a few tidbits in “Things I Never Knew About Farming,” and Callene writes
about the basics of summer livestock management. Don’t forget to check out the
new chicks in our office brooder via a LIVE webcam; you’ll be glad you did.
Then learn about pesticides and household chemicals and how to handle them in a
blog post for TOUGH GRIT Hints From Hank Will,
and watch the repeat TOUGH GRIT episode on boomsprayers.

Seed Savers and Home Canning

What you need to know about vegetable seed saving.

What’s bugging your garden? Karen has some ideas.

Build this great retractable PVC hoop house.

Sweet corn ready? Try this Avocado Corn Salad recipe.

The basics of canning are covered in this trusted cookbook.

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