Drying is one of the oldest forms of preservation in the world. Virtually all indigenous tribes used the technique as a way to preserve foods for colder or drier times.
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Personalized Planting Calendar!
When to plant what? Our new ALL-SEASONS gardening calendar goes past early spring dates to last all season long!
Gardening Tips for August
The vegetable garden is likely to require daily harvesting now. Cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers should be picked as soon as the fruits are ready. This not only captures the best flavor, but it also makes way for new fruits.
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Is it true that old-time farmers would sit bare-bottomed on the soil to determine when it was tim...
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Glorious Garden Tour!
Join the Almanac for the Glorious Garden Tour in June, 2015! See the itinerary and learn more here.
Gardening for Beginners
Information about how to plant a garden, easy vegetables to grow, and more!
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Growing Guides! Vegetables & More!
Free Growing Guides with information on over 100 common vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers!
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Garden Pests & Disease
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