Harvesting peppers video

Preparing Our 🌶️ Peppers for First Freeze! ❄️

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Watch as Dale and Junior harvest the last of the peppers for the year and talk about the upcoming freeze. Pepper plants will start to die off as soon as temps start to get into the 30’s-40’sF. If you live in an area that stays above those temps they can stay alive, but in most places they will die off over winter. You could try to move them indoors in the winter to a warm […]

Basil blog post

How We Keep an Unlimited Supply of Basil Year-Round with Preservation!

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Our favorite way to preserve basil is to freeze it into oil cubes to pull out all winter long! We also occasionally dry the basil leaves, but dried basil doesn’t quite retain the flavor of fresh leaves. By freezing basil into oil cubes, you can simply pull out a cube from the freezer whenever you need it and it makes it so simple and easy to add flavor to your food all winter long!

How to Preserve Peppers

How We Have Peppers All Year Long!

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Peppers are one of those things that we absolutely love to grow in our garden! It adds so much color out there and the kids love to watch them grow. We always plant so many each year to make sure to have plenty out there. One large benefit from this is the fact that we have not bought a single pepper from the store now in several years! One way we preserve our extra peppers […]

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My Favorite Gardening-Related Books

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I used to spend a lot of time watching TV shows before I started growing food. Usually, the only time I had to watch TV was right before bed and the shows I watched were things like The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and the list goes on and on. Don’t get me wrong, the shows were great…but they weren’t good for me. Watching a guy run around a forest carrying his baby […]

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Preserving Oregano Using our Dehydrator

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The difference in taste and nutrition provided from herbs grown at home far exceed what you find in the store. Once you start using freshly grown or self-preserved herbs, you’ll never want to go back.We just harvested one of our oregano plants and made dry seasoning from it. We cut the plant down to the base, let the cuttings soak in room temperature water, and then washed it thoroughly to make sure there weren’t any […]