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How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. See how to make this...
Best Apples for Baking: Apple Pie, Applesauce, Cider
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking—from...
Five Fun Facts About Cranberries: An American Native
Here are five fun facts about cranberries, an American native and a favorite seasonal ingredient in...
Unusual Places to Grow Your Own Food
When it comes to finding space to grow your own fruit and vegetables, it pays to look beyond the...
Growing Asian Pears: Easy and Exotic
I was first turned on to growing Asian pears by a friend of ours who grew a wide range of uncommon...
Using Fences, Walls, and Espaliers to Grow Fruit
Plant new trees and shrub in the fall—or, in more severe climate regions, in the spring. Ever grown...
How to Grow Raspberries: Planting to Harvest!
Grow a mix of summer and fall varieties of raspberry to extend the harvesting period. In mild...
Apple Cider Press Party | How to Make Apple Cider
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago. Last week, they threw an...
Stone Fruit: How to Grow Your Own
Growing your own stone fruit trees is easier than you might think. Here’s what you need to know to...
3 Best Kitchen Tools to Preserve the Harvest
I confess to being a lazy cook. For example, the idea of peeling, coring, and slicing apples makes...
Top 10 Apple Recipes
Enjoy 10 of our favorite apple recipes, including the best apple pie recipe, apple butter, apples...
Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! (I mean the kind that grow on trees, not the latest iPhone.) Here are some...
Find expert advice on planting, growing, harvesting, picking, storing, and cooking apples! Apples...
How to Tell When Vegetables and Fruit Are Ready To Harvest
How do you tell when to harvest vegetables and fruit? Different crops have their own tell-tale...
Blackberries, like raspberries, are a very easy fruit to grow. Once this native berry is ripe, get...
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
A fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies....
Cantaloupes—or muskmelons—are a delicious, heat-loving fruit with a relatively long growing season...
Plums are a good choice for beginner gardeners who want to grow fruit trees, as plum trees are...
Biting into a juicy pear is one of the joys of the season. See how to plant, grow, and harvest...
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when to pick vegetables at the peak of flavor? When is your fruit ripe for picking...
Strawberry Varieties and Growing Tips
If you love strawberries as much as I do, why not try growing some of these luscious berries...
Farmers' Market Recipes
Got a farmers’ market near you? Or, a place with good, fresh food? Check out this trio of “farmers...
Figs are a delicious treat that has tropical and subtropical origins. Here’s how to grow fig trees...
Easy Berry Jam Recipe: How to Make Jam
Here is an easy berry jam recipe with just two ingredients, so you can learn how to make jam in no...
Cherry trees are a sight to behold in the spring, when they’re covered in white or pink blossoms....
Garden Designs for Small Spaces
If your garden is smaller than you’d like, there are a number of clever design techniques you can...
How to Grow Vegetables in Hanging Baskets
Many vegetables are suitable for growing in hanging baskets. Here’s how to plant your own hanging...
The modern blueberry is a 20th-century invention. Before the 1900s, the only way to enjoy these...
Raspberries are relatively easy to grow and—with proper care—can bear fruit indefinitely! Though...
Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries
Frozen berries are a tasty snack and a great method of fruit preservation. Whether you grow...
Measuring Fruits for Recipes
The following table lists the amounts of fruits in relation to measuring cup equivalencies. Apples...
Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm...
Grapes are often ignored in home gardens, and yet are one of the most widely produced fruit in the...
Lemons & Oranges
Although Citrus is a subtropical genus, northern gardeners can grow lemons, oranges, and other...
Sweet, juicy strawberries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart...
Blueberries: The Easiest Fruit to Grow Is Also One of the Healthiest
Blueberries are one the easiest fruit to grow. Here are some of the best blueberry varieties to add...
Planting Fruit Trees
Learn how to correctly plant apples, pears, plums, and fruit trees! Our video will show you when...
Growing Strawberries and Strawberry Varieties
How do you grow strawberries? We’ll share our planting and growing tips. Let’s start with the best...
How to Store Vegetables and Fruit
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher! ...
10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Pickle, freeze, or store it! Here are 10 quick fixes...
Raspberry Honey Cake Recipe
Learn how to make this Raspberry Honey Cake With Raspberry Sauce recipe! For a printable version of...
National Watermelon Day: August 3
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the...
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