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HOW TO GROW GROUND CHERRIES IN ZONE 3

I’ve always wanted to grow amazing ground cherries, but for the past three summers, they have alluded me. One year I had a bad batch of seeds with no germination. Another year I killed my seedlings, and yet another year I managed to get them to live, only to have

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR STRAWBERRIES FOR THE WINTER

It’s another one of those rites of passage of learning to garden: killing the strawberries you so desperately wanted to save. Everybody loves strawberries, but nobody likes it when the strawberry plants they invested in last Spring die a slow and horrible death over the cold Canadian winter. Not that

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DELICIOUS MAPLE SPICE CRAB APPLE BUTTER

Do you have a favourite smell? One that brings back all your favourite memories? Of crisp autumn days or happy times in the kitchen? If I could pick one smell, it would be crab apples. Their pretty red pink might also win for best colour too, but I digress. One

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THE ULTIMATE EASY SOUR CHERRY PIE

When you live in a cold climate like I do, any fruit you can grow seems extra special. We have two cherry trees on our acreage, and every year I look forward to harvesting those trees. Sour cherries have come a long way since the Nanking cherries of my youth.

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HOW TO HARVEST AND PRESERVE SOUR CHERRIES LIKE A BOSS

July and August are busy months for the Saskatchewan berry picker. Strawberries start off July, followed by Saskatoon berries, raspberries, and then finally, sour cherries. Of the four, sour cherries are my favourite. Yes, they are a lot of work, but they are well worth the effort. We love them

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SOUR CHERRY JELLY

My son and I are sour cherry jam and jelly fiends. It’s ridiculous. Last time I made sour cherry jam we ate four jars within a month. Can you relate? Or maybe this is just a kid thing… Whether you’re as crazy about sour cherries as me and my kid

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SASKATOON BERRY PIE

Nothing says summer like a classic Saskatoon berry pie. You can have your blueberries, but I’ll take slightly tart Saskatoon berries instead any day of the week. This Saskatoon berry recipe is just like the one Grandma used to make and can be made with either fresh or frozen berries. Related:

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SASKATOON BERRY MUFFINS

When you were growing up, did you have a favourite after-school snack? I don’t remember what I had when I was at home, but I do remember what my grandma usually made for me when I was at her house… Saskatoon Berry Muffins! Sure, she could have made them with blueberries,

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MUST TRY SASKATOON BERRY RECIPES

After a long day of Saskatoon berry picking, it’s time to fantasize about what you’ll make with all those delicious berries. I’ve rounded up my favourite Saskatoon berry pies, muffins, cakes and more for your baking pleasure! P.S. If this is your first time picking and cleaning Saskatoon berries, or any

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Kristen

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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