Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

June, 2009
Regional Report

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The National Center for Home Food Preservation
Whether new to canning, freezing, and other methods of home food preservation, it's always good to have a source of the basic and latest information. The National Center for Home Food Preservation, based at the University of Georgia, is a comprehensive source of current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation, including canning, freezing, drying, curing and smoking, fermenting, pickling, and jams and jellies. In addition to details for individual fruits and vegetables, there is are links, a frequently-asked-questions page, videos and slide shows, and a free, self-paced, online course for those wanting to learn more about the general techniques for canning and preservation.

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Adding one -- or even more -- fountains to the garden is one of the best expenditures you can make. It doesn't have to be big or fancy, but having the sound of burbling, gurgling water adds an element to outdoor living that is without peer. You will have to remember to keep the container filled or the pump will burn out. Also, don't forget to clean it occasionally, but the rewards far outweigh the few minor maintenance chores.


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