pickling

  • 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…

  • Article

    Fast-Growing Vegetable Varieties for Short-Season Regions

    Gardening in regions with cool, short summers like the Pacific Northwest and northern New England can create challenging conditions for heat-loving crops. For folks in the extreme South, heat can…

  • Article

    Easy-to-Grow Sweet Peppers

    Growing sweet peppers at home is easy, fun, and rewarding. Besides the ever-popular bell peppers that ripen from green to red, there are bells of different sizes and colors and…

  • How-To

    How to Grow Cucumbers

    Good riddance to the cucumbers of a few decades ago—those fat, green, spiny, tough-skinned, and acid-producing fruit that were once served with iceberg lettuce and bottled dressing. Today’s cucumber is…

  • Article

    Get a Can Do Attitude

    Too many tomatoes? Can’t keep up with the cukes? Well, now’s the time to get busy canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and fermenting. Oh yes, you can!

  • Kitchen Gardening

    All We Need is Our Lemon Cucumbers

    Every year since I can remember, we've over-planted cucumbers. This year, we ended the cuke parade.