Safe Preserving: Time-Saving Tips

If you are like me, the summer is a time when you have two full-time jobs. One of my jobs is as a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the other is as a gardener and food processor.  At nights and on the weekends, I am either working in the garden or processing the bounty […]

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Safe Preserving: Garlic

Garlic can be easy to store, preserve, and enjoy year round.  Garlic is a member of the Amaryllis family that also includes leeks, onions and shallots. It is a perennial with an underground bulb (head) composed of pungent bulblets commonly called cloves. The University of California: Davis has an excellent resource Garlic: Safe Methods to […]

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Safe Preserving: Time to Think of the Garden

With the snow melting, it’s time to start thinking of the summer garden. There are some excellent resources shared on a recent webinar Planning for a Successful Gardening Year. Gardening resources Cover crops for the home garden. Cover crops are grown to enrich soil, improve its structure, enhance growth of subsequent crops, and reduce erosion. […]

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