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Comment by Karen Clark z7b Pacific NW on April 5, 2011 at 9:16am
found the site and bookmarked it just in case I can't figure out how to do something.  Thxs.  Had my coffee.  After three days of hacking and hauling in the garden I am feeling my age!  Nice that it did rain keeping me safe from dying of exhaustion.  My greenhouse is full of baby plants, garden has seedlings planted and weeds have hidden in fear of me. I bought the new Sunset Book, The One-Block Feast.  I have to say it is a fun read with more ideas than I will be able to implement.  I am now reading about raising honeybees. 
Comment by Charlie Patin Z8 TX on April 5, 2011 at 8:39am

Lila, What Bob said.  Please don't start over.  You've got a good start, keep going.  And don't panic! :]

Now, I've got to go check my garden.  We had a surprise light frost here.  I've got toms, cukes, melons, beans, peas, peppers and corn out there.  Kind of afraid to go look.  Esp at the cukes and melons.  Wish me luck.

Comment by Bob (Z9B Florida) on April 5, 2011 at 7:27am

Lila ... not to worry, you got a fungus bloom and on the bright side, that tells us the microbial action is good in the soil.  I would not worry about having hit it with a fugicidal mixture but personally, would have just cut/scraped/dug (whatever) the growth away.  Cheers!

Comment by Robert E Brown--z7b8aNC on April 4, 2011 at 7:47pm
The link I gave, which is also connected to the words "The link" in this post, is USDA approved methods for preserving foods.  It includes what you need to do to freeze foods as well as for canning foods properly and safely.  Some of the things our grandparents did for canning really are not that safe, they were just lucky to not get sick from some of those things.
Comment by lynda o z4or5. on April 4, 2011 at 5:50pm
freezing vegetables check on blanching first use the ball blue book.
Comment by Charlie Patin Z8 TX on April 4, 2011 at 2:19pm
LMBO @ Leilana.  You are too funny.
Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on April 4, 2011 at 1:49pm
Robert I found it.
Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on April 4, 2011 at 1:47pm
Robert I looked and didn't find it. I would love the sugar free jams recipes.
Comment by Robert E Brown--z7b8aNC on April 4, 2011 at 1:26pm
Ooooops,  that link is not obvious.  Just click on the "how to can, freeze, dry and preserve fruit of vegetable at home" and that is the link.
Comment by Robert E Brown--z7b8aNC on April 4, 2011 at 1:25pm

This link will show how to can, freeze, dry and preserve any fruit or vegetable at home.  I put up my own sugar free jams from blueberries and figs last year using the recipes from this site.  I also canned some tomatoes and salsa from this site.

 

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