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Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees

This video is about pruning overgrown apple trees.  This is not the way that you prune an apple orchard yearly.  The tree shown here has been pruned once in the last eight years and is quite overgrown. Here’s What You...

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Nursery Operations Keeping Plants Dormant

This post is titled Nursery Operations Keeping Plants Dormant.  It covers what a nursery needs to do if they ship bare root plants to extend their shipping season.Today I’m taking about half the plants out of the propagation bed...

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Making Garden Huckleberry Pie | Making Wonder Berry Pie

Today we are Making Garden Huckleberry Pie or as some would call it Wonder Berry Pie.  In this post, we give you an overview of where my berries came from and then we demonstrate how to make the pie. Overview Garden...

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Seed Starting Indoors to Save Money

This is a Seed Starting Indoors to Save Money post.  It shows you how I plant and grow my young annual and perennial plants indoors while it is below freezing outside.  This allows me to get a head start...

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My Favorite Smoothie Recipe

This post gives you My Favorite Smoothie Recipe and shows some neat tricks and tips on quickly making smoothies.A smoothie is very customizable with the ingredients you can put in them.  I generally use a similar recipe, so to...

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How To Make Elderberry Syrup

This article focuses on How To Make Elderberry Syrup using the water bath canning method.  This is a repost from an article I did last year, but now includes a YouTube video at the bottom. Making Elderberry Juice The first step...

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Preparing Elderberries for Recipes

This post is about Preparing Elderberries for Recipes.  I originally harvested them and just tossed them in the freezer for future processing.  That future processing is what we will cover today. Timeline I harvested my elderberries on September first.  I left...

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How to Make Kombucha Part 2

In How to Make Kombucha Part 2 we get into flavoring and the second ferment where we will bottle the brew and get some carbonation. Flavor In this batch, I’m using ginger to make a ginger ale flavored brew.  I’m doing...

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How to Make Kombucha Part 1

This post is about How to Make Kombucha - Brewing the First Batch.  We cover how to brew it, do the first fermentation and discuss a little about the second fermentation. The Ingredients The ingredients required include eight tea bags, 3...

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Flash Freezing Bananas for Smoothies

This post is about Flash Freezing Bananas.  This can be done with ripe or over ripe bananas to save them for later use.  I use mine in smoothies. Background The reason this video came to be is that my wife went...

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