With the paradigm shift toward local and homegrown food, gardeners and foodies have come to relish beautiful vegetable gardens and beautiful meals. Author Matthew Benson writes that beauty inspires behavior, and he believes that we can and will eat better, be healthier, and live more sustainably when we grow food that's visually enticing. Benson restored a time-worn gentleman's farm and operates a CSA on one small acre of the land, offering vegetables, orchard fruit, cut flowers, herbs…
Take advantage of your local farmers’ markets and farm stands in the fall and stock up on these locally grown crops for your winter food storage. If you have an area in your basement, crawlspace, or garage that stays cool all winter long, you can make use of these cold spots to keep storage crops fresh well into winter.
It is always a delicate balance between allowing the garlic to mature to their fullest and going too far. Lifting the garlic too early will result in undersized bulbs that won’t store well. Harvesting too late and you risk the bulbs splitting through their skins leaving them unprotected and unable to withstand long term storage. Learn the ideal time to harvest and how to cure the bulbs for long-term winter storage.
Garlic is not only an incredible culinary and medicinal plant, but is also incredibly easy to grow in your home garden! In this post, you'll find all that you need to know about growing, harvesting, and storing garlic. Homestead Honey | http://homestead-honey.com
How To Store Your Garlic & Onions So They Last For Months
You’ve probably experienced your garlic growing a little green sprout out of the top of it and your onions getting moldy. While it’s a good thing when garlic sprouts if you’re planning on planting it, that can be a problem when you are planning on eating it.
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