Sandbox forum: What do you do with your harvests?

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California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
RenaeC
Jan 22, 2017 5:41 PM CST
When you pick your fruits, vegetables and herbs, do you can them, dehydrate them, or donate them? What do you do with them if you've got a lot of produce that season?
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
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plantmanager
Jan 22, 2017 8:11 PM CST
I think most of us do nearly all of those things. I can, freeze, give things away to friends and neighbors and I've just started using a dehydrator to help save things.
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California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
RenaeC
Jan 22, 2017 8:18 PM CST
I'm not sure how to can. I know how to dehydrate things and we freeze things, but I've never canned before. We have a canning pot and some mason jars, but I was told if you don't heat the glasses up just right they explode. I want to start doing, but I don't know any of the conditions it needs.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jan 22, 2017 8:36 PM CST
The easiest way to learn is just to do an internet search: How to can 101. You will come up with some great links. There are also youtube videos on canning. Start slow and gain the experience, and before you know it you will be canning your produce like a pro.
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California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
RenaeC
Jan 22, 2017 8:47 PM CST
Thanks for the advice. I will look some things up on it tonight :)
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jan 22, 2017 8:52 PM CST
Another great source of information and help is your local county agriculture extension agent. They usually have a lot of handouts on various subjects, and they often give short classes you could attend.

http://www.pickyourown.org/PYO...
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