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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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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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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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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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