A-Z Preserving Food from the Garden Guide

September 27, 2013

Growing and preserving food from your garden isn’t as hard as you might think. With a bit of help from our food harvesting & preserving guide, you’ll master any challenges and soon be putting up your garden-fresh veggies, fruits and herbs to enjoy well into winter.

Home grown Food

A-Z Grow Your Own Food Harvesting & Preserving Guide

Be sure to bookmark this page; we’ll be updating it as more articles become available. And, please let us know if you’re in need of something specific that you don’t see in our list. We’ll do our best to help!

Asparagus: (Coming soon)


How to Maximize Your Basil Harvest & Store it for Winter

End-of-Season Harvesting & Pesto Preservation

Rosemary Basil Pesto: Some for Now; Some for Later


To come


To come


Berry Infused Booze

How to Freeze Berries Easily

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Learn more via our free eBook!


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We leave the canning tips to master preservers like our friend Theresa Loe of Living Homegrown® and Growing a Greener World®.  Find her lip-smackin’ recipes, how-to videos & tips for staying safe when canning via the links above. (Garden Mentors® has received no compensation for these links or mentions.)


To Come


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Dehydrators we’ve loved & the ones we’ve killed

Fava Beans:

To come


Choosing, Growing & Storing Garlic

Preparing Harvested Garlic for Storage, plus Garlic Scape Vinaigrette Recipe


Growing Birdhouse Gourds & Turning them into Birdhouses

Herbs (general):

Growing & Using Herbs in Winter Stove top Humidifiers

Jerusalem Artichoke: (see Sunchoke)


Grow, Harvest & Preserve Makrut Lime


Pruning & Curing Late Season Lavender

Lemon Verbena:

How to Grow & Preserve Lemon Verbena


To come


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Three Easy Ways to Preserve Peppers: Wet, Dry & Very Cold + a Fiery Margarita Recipe


To come

Raspberry: (see Berries above)


To come

Strawberry: (see Berries above)


Learn more via our free eBook!

Summer Squash:

Freezing Summer Squash & Zucchini, plus Latke recipe

How to Make & Dehydrate Zucchini Noodles

Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke):

Learn more via our free eBook!


When to Harvest Sunflowers & How to Dry them for Winter Birdfood

Learn more via our free eBook!


Easy Freezer Tomatoes

How to Dehydrate Tomatoes for Storage (& ways to use them later)

How to Easily Preserve Cherry Tomatoes

 How to Make Tomato Water & Tomato Seasoning Salt from One Batch of Tomatoes

Choosing, Growing, Harvesting & Storing Fresh Tomatoes for Winter


To come

Winter Squash:

How to Know when Your Winter Squash is Ready to Harvest

Learn more via our free eBook!


Freezing Zucchini & Squash, plus Latke recipe

Learn more via our free eBook!




  1. Not long ago, people had to think about how much to grow for the year. They had to plan ahead, save seeds, plant enough for their family, preserve enough, etc. It wasn’t just a hobby. It didn’t take up a 4 foot by 4 foot square in their backyard, next to the beautifully fertilized lawn. It was their yard. It didn’t take a back burner in their spring and summer plans, after camping trips, barbecues and swimming parties. These are all good things, but people had to think about survival first and foremost. Partying came after the harvest. Now days, most of us party first, fertilize our lawns second, go to the grocery store and depend on other people to grow our food (and expect it to be cheap), and then we think about gardening, maybe, if ever, as a hobby.

  2. […] twining its way up a towering sunchoke, which also yields edible […]

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