Preserving Your Bountiful Harvests

Garden Tip of the Month

If you are an avid gardener, harvesting is no stranger to you. It’s probably one of your favorite parts of the garden: taking the fruits and vegetables straight from the plant or ground and consuming them at your leisure. This is WHY you garden, right?

But what happens when you are just TOO good at tending your plants and your squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes give you more than you can handle? Do you invite all your neighbors over for dinner? Or maybe you pawn off your extra veggies to family and friends. Another option you might consider is a way people kept food from spoiling before the salvation of refrigerators. Preservation of all shapes and sizes!

There are a number of ways to preserve your fresh, delicious garden goodies:

The internet is a wealth of information and resources for finding just the right instructions and recipes for your bountiful harvests. One resource that covers preservation techniques fully is the National Center for Home Food Preservation.

Some of our favorite preservation recipes are listed below for quick refrigerator pickles and an easy sauerkraut. Enjoy and happy food saving!

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Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles Recipe

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Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe

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