Category Archives: preserving

DUH moment

Yesterday had a DUH moment; and its not the first time for this one.  But, it gets forgotten as ego overrides common sense. Regarding my medicinal herb garden: Since I believe in using what grows in your area gives added … Continue reading

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Buy American!

Have an All American 915 canner.  This is a made in Wisconsin, all aluminum – milled out of a solid block of aluminum – canner.  No gaskets.  Heavy as hell, takes forever to cool.  and there is no way, no … Continue reading

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OLLA!!!

started reading about this technique before we ever moved to Sedona 20 years ago, but we had no garden and wasn’t up and into grow bags and container gardening in our first house.  That was all about establishing our business … Continue reading

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Tattler experiment

Have officially declared my experiment with Tattler lids over AND a failure.  Canned some beans for making refries yesterday and had 3 pint jars with tattler lids and 4 with regular metal lids. One of each failed. So what is … Continue reading

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getting started

Finally, got the greenhouse cleaned up, pretty much got all the covers up, and got seeds stuck into dirt. Grow bags on the north wall, far right with seedling potatoes, middle and left bags waiting.  Later in the afternoon, planted … Continue reading

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stocking up

This is a Rodale book from 1977 that was found for $2 in the thrift today.  Lots of good recipes, which never go out of style.  The opening talked about where and how to get some of the specialty canning … Continue reading

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gardening in climate change

Living in AZ, we have a very strange growing season.  The mid summer temps are TOO hot, and most fruits and veggies do not flower, so will not fertilize.  Even tomatoes and such that started to form before the heat … Continue reading

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