Posts in Summer
Water Bath Canning Basics

The tasty high-acid menu includes choices ranging from sweet to savory. Fruits, fruit juices, jams, jellies and other fruit spreads, salsas, most tomatoes, pickles, relishes, chutneys, sauces, vinegars and condiments are among items safely preserved using the water bath canning method. Because these common foods contain high amounts of acid or the recipe incorporates the correct balance of acid, water bath canning is the recommended method.

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Preventing Blossom End Rot

Blossom-end rot is a serious disorder of tomato, pepper, and eggplant. Growers often are distressed to notice that a dry sunken decay has developed on the blossom end (opposite the stem) of many fruit, especially the first fruit of the season. This nonparasitic disorder can be very damaging, with losses of 50% or more in some years.

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Growing Sunflowers in Containers

Container grown sunflowers are a great way to bring color from the garden and landscape onto your patio, porch, or even into your home.  Whether you grow them from seed yourself or buy them at a garden center, there are a few things you should consider when growing them.  Follow these tips to get the most out of your sunflower.

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