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Why Use Tested Recipes?

Some of our favorite childhood memories may be of home-preserved foods: delicious dill pickles, spicy salsa, and sweet jams and jellies.  And many of us enjoy sharing these favorite items with family and friends. But how do we know that these family favorites are safe and of good quality to share?

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Articles on Herbs

Get ready for flavor when you use herbs fresh from your garden or the farmer’s market. There are all kinds of herbs used for cooking, fragrance, medicinally, or in crafts. Read about some culinary herbs you might want to grow or use in these archived articles:

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Plants Plus: Post-Harvest Handling

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on post-harvest handling of vegetable crops.

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Articles on Warm Season Vegetables

Now that both the soil and air temperatures are heating up it’s time to get those warm-season crops in the ground. These are plants that originated in tropical or subtropical climates, so can’t tolerate frost, but grow like gangbusters in a warm, humid Wisconsin summer. Read about a few warm season vegetables (and one herb) in these archived articles:

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Plants Plus: Legumes

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on members of the legume family.

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Grow Your Own Salad Greens

Nothing tastes quite like a salad fresh from your own garden. Lettuce, and many other salad greens, are very easy to grow, and there are many more types available to grow yourself than you can typically find at the grocery store. Learn more about the variety of salad greens that are easily grown in a home garden or container in this article…

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Expert’s Tip: Saving Vegetable Seeds from the Garden

Christy Marsden, Horticulture Educator, Rock County UW-Extension When growing and appreciating heirloom plants, saving seeds and self-starting transplants is the best option for ensuring availability of favorite varieties every year. While spring is the best time to plan for the perfect seed-saving garden, you can still save seeds this fall if you follow a few […]

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