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Dilly Beans — Fresh From the Garden Goodness!

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Preserve your fresh produce — make these yummy refrigerator dilly beans. They’re easy to make, and these dilly green beans don’t require a water bath.

Preventing Powdery Mildew Damage in the Garden

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This insidious fungi can impact a wide range of vegetable crops. There are a number of natural tactics gardeners can take to reduce powdery mildew damage.

How to Make Dried Apples at Home for Snacking and Food Preservation

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Pack some dried apples in your lunch or take them on the trail for a healthy snack. Dehydrating apples while they’re in season & enjoy them all year long.

Canning Storage: How to Store Mason Jars in the Pantry

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Learn proper canning storage techniques in order to make sure that your home-canned goods remain safe to preserve the quality of the food and prevent loss.

Zucchini Relish Recipe for Topping Burgers and More

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This zucchini relish recipe is sweet & somewhat tangy & great on burgers. It’s one of our favorite ways to preserve summer squash for the winter pantry.