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Growing Vegetables Indoors

Growing Vegetables Indoors

As the winter months descend upon us all, it can be a bit depressing thinking about the layers of snow blanketing our growing spaces. While some vegetables will certainly do just fine in the colder months, there are certain plants ...

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Dive into Hydroponics

Dive into Hydroponics

When you grow your own food in an attempt to sever ties with big agriculture and the mega grocery stores that sell their wares, you sometimes have to get a little creative. The traditional way to produce food is to ...

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How To Grow Asparagus

How To Grow Asparagus

Growing asparagus in your garden requires great care, lots of attention, patience, and time. It is hardly the easiest vegetable to grow, but if you take the time and effort to do it, you will be rewarded with a springtime ...

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Building Up a Root Cellar

Building Up a Root Cellar

Root vegetables are like the backup calorie base.  They can add bulk and nutrition when the “pantry” cannot (like when you are sick of bread).  Used in conjunction with the pantry items (flour, fats, grains, starches, etc.), the root vegetables ...

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Growing a Low-Carb Garden

Growing a Low-Carb Garden

Many of us have chosen to change our eating habits from traditional western fare to a low-carb/high-protein diet. Whether it is for weight loss or better health – or both – this type of eating is becoming more popular. So this session we will talk about planting a low-carb garden. So what shall we plant in our low-carb garden? As it is cooling off, let’s start with cool-weather plants.

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Freezing Basics For Vegetables

Freezing Basics For Vegetables

Freezing our bountiful harvest is an easy way of preserving our produce, but the foods will not keep as long. In freezing the organisms that cause spoilage become inactive. However, they don’t die. The bacteria can’t grow as long as ...

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The Brassica Family

The Brassica Family

OK, before we get started on my regularly scheduled column, I’ve got a confession to make – I don’t have all those extra television stations on cable or satellite. Some of my friends and neighbors wonder how I can possibly ...

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Canning 202: Low-Acid Vegetables

Canning 202: Low-Acid Vegetables

The acidity of a vegetable determines whether is should be processed in a water bath canner or a pressure canner. Low-acid vegetables (in fact, any low-acid food) do not contain sufficient acidity to destroy Clostridium botulinum bacteria, the bacteria responsible ...

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