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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.

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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)

Basil:

How to Maximize Your Basil Harvest & Store it for Winter

End-of-Season Harvesting & Pesto Preservation

Beans:

Choosing, Growing, Harvesting, Cooking & Putting Up Long Storage Crops (for Fiskars)

Beets:

Choosing, Growing, Harvesting, Cooking & Putting Up Long Storage Crops (for Fiskars)

Berries:

Berry Infused Booze

How to Freeze Berries Easily

Borage:

Herbs for Teas (part of our Cooking from the Garden series for Fiskars)

Calendula:

Herbs for Teas (part of our Cooking from the Garden series for Fiskars)

Canning:

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.)

Carrots:

Choosing, Growing, Harvesting, Cooking & Putting Up Long Storage Crops (for Fiskars)

Chamomile:

Herbs for Teas (part of our Cooking from the Garden series for Fiskars)

Dehydrators:

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

Fava Beans:

Feed Your Garden & Yourself with Favas (part of our Cooking from the Garden series for Fiskars)

Garlic:

Choosing, Growing & Storing Garlic

Preparing Harvested Garlic for Storage, plus Garlic Scape Vinaigrette Recipe

More on Garlic (part of our Cooking From the Garden series for Fiskars)

Edible Alliums: How to Cultivate in Your Garden (for Fiskars)

Gourds:

Growing Birdhouse Gourds & Turning them into Birdhouses

Herbs (general):

Growing & Using Herbs in Winter Stove top Humidifiers

Herbs for Teas (part of our Cooking from the Garden series for Fiskars)

Winter Herbs to Grow & Eat (Fiskars)

Jerusalem Artichoke: (see Sunchoke)

Lime:

Grow, Harvest & Preserve Makrut Lime

Lavender:

Pruning & Curing Late Season Lavender

Herbs for Teas (part of our Cooking from the Garden series for Fiskars)

Lemon Verbena:

How to Grow & Preserve Lemon Verbena

Onion: 

Edible Alliums: How to Cultivate in Your Garden (for Fiskars)

Parsnips:

Choosing, Growing, Harvesting, Cooking & Putting Up Long Storage Crops (for Fiskars)

Pears:

Select, Grow, Harvest & Prepare the perfect Pear (for Fiskars)

Peppermint:

Herbs for Teas (part of our Cooking from the Garden series for Fiskars)

Peppers: 

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

From Sweet to Hot: Choosing Peppers to Grow, Harvesting, Cooking & Preserving (for Fiskars)

Potatoes:

Grow, Store & Eat Potatoes (part of our Cooking from the Garden series for Fiskars)

Choosing, Growing, Harvesting, Cooking & Putting Up Long Storage Crops (for Fiskars)

Raspberry: (see Berries above)

Shallot: 

Edible Alliums: How to Cultivate in Your Garden (for Fiskars)

Strawberry: (see Berries above)

Stevia:

Herbs for Teas (part of our Cooking from the Garden series for Fiskars)

Summer Squash:

Freezing Summer Squash & Zucchini, plus Latke recipe

Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke):

Choosing, Growing, Harvesting, Cooking & Putting Up Long Storage Crops (for Fiskars)

Sunflowers:

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

Tomato:

Easy Freezer Tomatoes

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

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

Choosing, Growing, Harvesting & Storing Fresh Tomatoes for Winter

More on Dehydrating Tomatoes (part of our Cooking from the Garden series for Fiskars)

Thyme:

All about Thyme (part of our Cooking from the Garden series for Fiskars)

Winter Squash:

How to Know when Your Winter Squash is Ready to Harvest

Choosing, Growing, Harvesting, Cooking & Putting Up Long Storage Crops (for Fiskars)

Zucchini:

Freezing Zucchini & Squash, plus Latke recipe

 

1 Comment

  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.

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