Berries, Rasp & Black (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin by Louise Riotte

By Louise Riotte

Seeing that 1973, Storey's nation knowledge announcements have provided useful, hands-on directions designed to aid readers grasp dozens of kingdom residing talents fast and simply. There are actually greater than a hundred and seventy titles during this sequence, and their striking attractiveness displays the typical wish of nation and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in way of life.

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If you are the type of person who dislikes growing any type of plant indoors, has small children and pets or just does not have adequate sunlight in your home, you can grow herbs outdoors and harvest them in the same way you would vegetables. Fresh herbs can be dried or frozen for preservation and use later on. How Much Can You Save? Once you get into vegetable gardening, you will find that you are not only having a good time, but saving money. Last year, I ended up saving $100 a month off of my food bill, but this year I plan to save even more.

If you are stuck with clay under the grass, you can turn it over with the spade and mix in some good top soil. START BY DIGGING Start by digging out a small section of the ground and continue going until you have dug up the entire garden. It is best to do this a day after a rain. Not just after a rain, otherwise it will be very muddy. But if you do this after it has rained within a few days, the ground will be a lot softer and easier to manage. Once you get rid of all of the rocks, weeds and grass, you can then start to turn over the soil.

Preserving Vegetables And Fruits There are many ways that you can preserve vegetables and fruits. Fruits are often cooked and then canned, such as jellies, jams and preserves. Fruits are easy to can and only need to undergo a hot water process that seals the wax on the ring of the canning jar. This is easy to do. Tomatoes can be canned in this manner. Preserving vegetables, however, is another matter. Canning vegetables requires a pressure cooker and a lot of knowledge. You can get Botulism from not canning vegetables properly.

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