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Best Twice Baked Potatoes- want to do smaller potatoes for bite-sized football food :)

Canning Across America (CAA) is a nationwide, ad hoc collective of cooks, gardeners and food lovers committed to the revival of the lost art of “putting up” food. Our goal is to promote safe food preservation and the joys of community building through food. We believe in celebrating the bounty of local and seasonal produce and taking greater control of our food supply. Together, we can.

How to make mini greenhouses

Great site for starting a garden when you're clueless

Start A Vegetable Garden

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Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Step by step instructions for making a fountain out of a pot.

Fountain in a Pot

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don’t let soil flaws stop you from starting a food garden. Instead, use this quick and simple bag gardening technique. This method is almost too easy to believe, but it absolutely works!

Quick and Easy Bag Gardening

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Meet the authors of Farmstead Chef, a cookbook that celebrates local food and home cooking all year long. Get recipes. Enter to win a copy!

Meet the authors of Farmstead Chef, a cookbook that celebrates local food and home cooking all year long. Get recipes. Enter to win a copy!

How to preserve wood slices for a garden path. This is a great way to use an old tree that has been blown over in the latest storm.

Well layered compost heaps can reach temperatures of 140F. This is a clever design for a Using Compost as a Hot Water Heater for your home

Free Hot Water from Compost Wheelie Bin

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Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier

Take that mosquitos!- Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.

Take that mosquitos!- Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.

How to plan a garden for self-sufficiency and build on it each year.

How to Plan Your Garden Food Production for Self-Sufficiency

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