Hydrangeas Drying Hydrangeas

The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of cut hydrangeas. These popular summer flowers dry well for natural fall décor – and hold up for years!
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Jam Jam Session

Nothing tastes better on your morning toast than homemade jam from handpicked berries! This recipe is an easy and delicious way to enjoy your harvest year-round.
Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Pickles

Cucumbers are the coolest vegetables of the food-growing season. (And at about 30 calories per medium cuke, what’s not to like?!) This water-filled summer treat brings refreshment in many forms, from recipes to skin-healing concoctions. It even contains vitamin C and fiber (in the peel). If you’ve had your fill of traditional cucumber salads, dips and sandwiches, try this simple recipe for delicious refrigerator pickles!

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Peppers in Hand Enjoy Safety With the Harvest

Children tend to eat more vegetables when they’re the ones who help pick and prepare the harvest. Bringing that produce into the kitchen means knowing the safety rules first!
Plantable Paving Plantable Paving

One of the easiest ways to make a path in mild climates is to lay pavers on a bed of sand. Leave enough room between the pavers, and you’ve got a pretty plantable walkway!
Vegetables The Joys of Extra Produce

Sometimes vegetable gardeners harvest more than they can eat before the “freshness” wears off. If this is you, consider sharing, saving or selling the fruits of your labor.