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Help! Too much food!

Early September in the vegetable garden can be a time of late summer bounty when the cooling breezes of fall energize you into completing the season’s work with a heart full of joy and purpose. Or, perhaps more likely, your…

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The Pantry is Ready

Guest author: Susie Hill, Frederick County Master GardenerThis article originally appeared in the Frederick News Post “Why does Grady have canned peaches in his closet?” my daughter asked. I’ve seen my kids stash stuff in their rooms before. Usually, it is…

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Freezing greens the smart way!

I started a lot of mustard plants this spring, because it grows really well in the demo garden (as long as we keep it under row cover), yields heavily, and is popular with the clients at Manna Food Center, where…

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Grow It, Harvest It, Store it, Eat It

Well, it’s the first day of the year of the cucurbit but I thought I would make one last post about versatile and nutritious root vegetables. Last week I posted about making venison stew with potatoes, turnips, parsnips, carrots and…

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The Grow It, Store It and Eventually Eat It Part

What a cold and rainy day.  Seems like a great day to make a pot of venison stew.  Good thing I have onions stored in my basement and that I dug some potatoes, carrots, parsnips and turnips yesterday when it…

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Sweet Potatoes

I love growing Sweet Potatoes! All things considered, they are a fairly easy crop to grow. At the end of May, you just stick some little plants, called slips, into the ground and at the end of the season you…

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Squirreling Away for Winter — Canning the Harvest

As I was reading Sabine Harvey’s Facebook note ‘bragging’ just a bit about what she’d canned over the past couple of days, I was kinda singing ‘and a partri-idge in a pear treeeeee’ to myself. Fried and shelled beans for soups…

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