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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 HARVEST & PROCESS FRESH PUMPKIN

For the longest time, I’ve had an irrational fear of processing pumpkins. It just seemed overwhelming. How would I cut them? Why did the guts have to be so gross to deal with? What do I do with all those seeds? Then as pumpkin puree climbed to $4 a can

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QUICK & EASY WAYS TO STORE YOUR CARROTS UNTIL SPRING

There are six ways to store carrots for the winter: canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating, cold storage in a root cellar, and refrigeration. Do it right and you can easily supply yourself with carrots until spring! Some of these ways take more time, effort, or resources than others. I’ll go through

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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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HASKAPS: THE PERFECT PRAIRIE BERRY FOR EARLY HARVEST

Looking for a delicious berry with a mid-June harvest? Look no further! Haskaps (or honeyberries if you’re gardening in the United States) are the perfect prairie berry for an early harvest! They will continue to produce fruit into fall, but the bulk of the harvest will be done from mid-June

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How to Can and Freeze Tomatoes when you have No Time

Every May I emerge from winter ready to conquer the world and plant an enormous garden, which may have included 27 tomato plants.  Every September I end up silently cursing my optimism. I love canning and freezing tomatoes, but I find that tomato season in my zone 3 Saskatchewan garden

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How To Cope When You Have Too Much Zucchini

Zucchinis are like rabbits-they multiply quickly, seemingly overnight.  That little plant that looked so innocent in spring now is producing five offspring a day that you have no idea what to do with.  Heaven help you if you planted more than one or two. Every time I turn around, another

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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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