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As winter approaches, we prepare plants for the cold. Generations of gardeners have added a light layer of mulch to protect less hardy species during the colder months. Climate change brings increasingly unpredictable weather––frequent thaws, frigid lows, min-springtimes in January––and gardens are up against new threats. A bit of mulch on a few plants just...


Welcome back to our series on extending shelf-life of your backyard bounty! Last month, we talked about extending the life of your fruits, vegetables & herbs by drying, freezing and canning them. In this month’s post, we have four more creative ways to keep your goods, well, good! It’s also chock-full of resources to help...

Overwhelmed by the abundance of fruits and veggies ripening in  your garden?  Does your CSA offer more cukes than you can consume? These tried-and-true methods of preserving produce will extend the expiration date on your farm-fresh bounty. For step-by-step instructions, we’ve linked to online resources from the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Your local...

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