Did you know that everything from turnips to strawberries can be canned? Fruits and vegetables of all kinds can go through the preserving process and become a delightful snack or side for a meal.Here are a few canning tips from BellyBytesJars should still be sterilized when foods are processed using the open kettle methodPack most meats, peas, corn and lima beans loosely – heat penetration is slow on these foodsSolidly pack fruits and berries due to shrinkageNever use any type of artificial chemical substance or preservatives when product is cannedWhether you are new to preserving or an expert, check out the recipe list for over 50 unique canning recopies of all kinds, arranged by their ideal season.
Want to know our TOP Natural Pest Control Choices? Sometimes we just do not have the cash to put in a deck, or pool in our backyard as we would like.But, there is still plenty you can do to create a backyard that is attractive, beautiful and entertaining without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas…Use rope lighting to line garden bedsTurn an old chair into a swingPlace yarns scraps in a feeder for birds can use them for nests building.
Terra cotta clay pots have a special look and character to them when they have an old, weathered look. We’ve shared before how to make clay pots look more stressed.This project shows how to speed up the “antique” appearance on terra cotta and cement pots/planters, along with adding moss or even a “faux moss” look.
I’m not sure I would make a fence like this but making something similar to it would be a cool garden addition. When the sunlight hits the bottles there would be some interesting reflections and colors.At night you could place garden lights behind it to shine through. There a lots of garden possibilities.
One way to reduce the spread of disease like black spot on roses and other plants is to sanitize your pruners between each cut or a least each plant.Related Reading: Why We Think The Felco 2 Pruners Are The Best Hand Pruners On The MarketIn this video, you’ll learn a simple, effective method to sanitize your pruning shears to prevent the spread of plant disease using alcohol and bleach.