Category Archives: Preserving the Harvest

squash curing

How to Cure Winter Squash

Most Minnesota gardeners have already harvested their winter squash — the goal is to get them out of the fields before there is a hard freeze. But how do you…

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Preserving the Harvest: Recipes from Our Contributors

Our Northern Gardener writers and photographers are all very good at what they do, and many of them are also really good cooks. If you check out their personal blogs,…

yellow tomatoes

Preserving the Harvest: Spicy Sauce with Yellow Tomatoes

While this year’s tomato harvest is slowing a bit, I’m still pulling lots of yellow pear tomatoes out of the garden. You can only eat so many salads, and it’s…

grape conserve

Preserving the Harvest: The Options

With many garden crops ripening two or more weeks later than usual, the frenzy of preserving and storing has moved from August into September this year. For many gardeners, the…

applesauce

Low-Sugar Applesauce

This is the time of year when Minnesotans love heading to their local orchard or (if they are lucky) harvesting the last few apples off the tree for eating and…

relish jars

Best Thing Ever to Make with Red Peppers

If you are lucky, your vegetable garden is bulging with colored peppers. If not, local farmers’ markets have plenty, and this recipe for red pepper relish is one of the…

Is It Ripe Yet?

Knowing when to pick vegetables for peak taste and texture is a skill many gardeners develop after years of trial and error. Generally, however, vegetables fall into two categories. Pick-early,…

Raspberries ready for freezer

Preserving the Harvest: Some Options

As we move into August, vegetable gardeners begin to ask themselves a simple question: What was I thinking? The harvests are piling up and, as delicious as it would be,…