Preserving

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Perfect Pickled Peppers: Recipes for the Garden

    Pepper plants will keep producing as long as you keep picking the produce. Pickling is an easy way to preserve the flavor of freshly picked peppers.

  • Article

    Keegan’s Maryland Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Keegan Clifford, who is a vegetable gardener extraordinaire, producing huge amounts of beautiful produce. Keegan lives in Middletown, Maryland (Zone 7), a small town with just…

  • tomatoes and seeds
    How-To

    How to Grow Tasty Tomatoes From Seed

    A long-standing myth among tomato lovers is that home-grown tomatoes taste the best. But it’s the variety of the tomatoes that actually influences the taste, not whether they’re grown on…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Freezer Tips for Fresh Produce

    Instead of canning, here are some easy methods for freezing some of your end-of-the season fruits and vegetables. A few minutes spent freezing now, means garden-fresh meals in the middle…

  • beets
    How-To

    Pretty Pickled Beets

    Makes 4 pints 6 lb. small Chioggia or golden beets 2 cups white wine vinegar 2 cups sugar 6 cups thinly sliced red onion 1⁄4 cup pickling spice 12 whole…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Make Fresh-Tasting Fruit Preserves

    It’s a cold January morning, wind blowing, rain streaming in sheets down the windows. I’m settled at the table with open newspaper and my usual breakfast—strong coffee with steamed milk…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    3 Easy Ways to Preserve the Herbs

    Cooler nighttime temperatures mean the end is near to another vegetable gardening season. Instead of letting those beautiful culinary herbs go to seed, take a few minutes to snip and…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    5 Easy Ideas for Preserving Peppers

    Get them while they're hot! It's time for vegetable gardeners to get busy picking and preserving their peppers. Here are some simple ways for saving the harvest to enjoy this…

  • Article

    Last Day of Summer

    Today is the last day of summer and tomorrow heralds the autumnal equinox. The summer garden is definitely looking like fall is in the air. See what my zone 7…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Small Batch Fermentation Made Simple

    Fermenting is the age-old method for preserving fruits and vegetables and making pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi and more. Here's a DIY fermenting kit to help vegetable gardeners get started with small…