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How To Dehydrate Food For Storage

How To Dehydrate Food For Storage

Why Dry? Dehydration is one of several ways to store food. The process involves removing most of the water from food by using heat. Heat, regardless of the source, kills bacteria in the food. Bacteria are what cause food to ...

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Go Heirloom for Growing Tomatoes

Go Heirloom for Growing Tomatoes

When planning your garden, you surely give consideration to what types of plants, vegetables, and herbs you will grow. You think about what your family needs and also what you all enjoy eating. For their wonderful flavor and their healthful ...

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Maximizing Bee Pollination

Maximizing Bee Pollination

All gardens need to be pollinated, and bees are the usual suspects for this task. Unfortunately, they are seriously lacking in our gardens, as most of us live in urbanized areas. So let’s plant a garden that will invite them ...

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Treating Plant Diseases Naturally

Treating Plant Diseases Naturally

Plants, like people and animals, can develop a number of diseases. Whether you see it in your houseplants or out in the garden, diseases can destroy your greenery quickly if not treated, prevented, or destroyed. It’s probably not the end ...

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How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract being so expensive, you would think that it would be difficult to make.  Not so. Making vanilla extract requires few ingredients – vanilla beans, alcohol and a glass jar – and a fair amount of time. The expense ...

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Home Grown Potatoes

Home Grown Potatoes

Potatoes can make an excellent addition to your home garden. They have been a staple of many people’s diets for thousands of years. They are fairly easy to grow, although they do have certain pests and diseases to contend with. ...

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