Imagine being able to pick fresh lemons, limes and oranges right from your patio! Read more »
Cutting overgrown grasses by more than an inch or two at a time can create unhealthy brown and bald spots in your lawn – or ev... Read more »
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Our Shear Ease® Grass Shears include a patented mechanism that prevents the blades from jamming or sticking when you’re trimmin... Read more »
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Our Easy-Pour Watering Can offers both capacity and control. The 2.6-gallon volume holds a generous amount of water that is eas... Read more »
Put your crafting skills to work and create a beautiful and unique fascinator that reflects your personal style. Read more »
“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful! Read more »
Mosaic tile frames are a beautiful way to display photos. Read more »
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A colorful, roomy bag is just the thing you need to carry all your belongings for a day at the beach. Read more »
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Looking for a sure cure for bored kids - make sparkly sea creatures! Read more »
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Our Preschool Training Scissors features a special training lever that opens the blades after each cut, helping children learn... Read more »
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The beautiful mood lighting of lanterns at outdoor gatherings is fabulous, so why not craft up a set to use this summer. Read more »
Treat your children to their own special tent hideaway, then stand back and watch as the fun and adventures begin! Read more »
Make a thoughtful gift for someone this summer! Read more »
The StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower combines patent-pending technology with superior ergonomics to deliver best-in-class cutting perf... Read more »
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I always grow more vegetables than I can eat in summer, and while I tired of canning long ago—unless I’m making jam—I do love my freezer. I use it to save food throughout the growing season.
Sometimes, I make homemade spaghetti sauce in bulk from homegrown tomatoes. Other times, I freeze vegetables like okra and chili peppers on cookie sheets. I then place them in a bag and stack the bags chord-like on my shelves to save room. You can freeze veggies and fruits in canning/freezing jars or in plastic containers.
You don’t need a large freezer either. Your refrigerator freezer will work. Stacking freezer bags flat helps save space once contents are fully frozen. It does help if you have room for 13 x 9 pans or cookie sheets to freeze things like blueberries and other small fruit, but if not, try smaller 8 x 8 pans. Kathy Purdy from Cold Climate Gardening froze a lot of blueberries using the pan-to-bag strategy, as seen below.
Some vegetables require blanching beforehand, and it’s a simple process. You take boiling water and immerse your veggies for a moment or two to cook them slightly. It helps with some vegetables and fruits, including tomatoes and peaches. Their tough-to-peel skins slide off easily when you blanch them, and the process makes prep time go so much faster.
Most frozen veggies, like these green beans, from Carol at May Dreams Gardens, keep well for six months or so. After that, flavor starts to wane. For more information on freezing and what works best, check out
Teresa O’Connor’s Quick Freezer Tips for Garden Produce.
Quick tip: Sometimes, you try to open a freezer bag, and you just can’t because the zipper becomes stuck during storage. No worries. Grab any Fiskars scissors you don’t use for sewing and open the bag with them. I keep my Garden Shears or the Herb and Veggie Shears handy for most bags. Both types are stashed all over the house.