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Foraging wild asparagus

Foraging and Harvesting Wild Asparagus

Fresh asparagus is so good, and even better when its free. Right now its about $2.99 a pound at our local stores – but it’s one of natures most delicious wild (free!) edibles! In late spring in northwest Indiana, I go out and spend time foraging wild asparagus. It generally comes up in late April to early May, depending on how warm the spring has been. Sometimes its difficult to spot asparagus because it can blend in with tall grass, so …

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How to can green beans.

How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner

Green beans are a great candidate for a first-time gardener and for someone new to canning. They grow well in lots of different gardening zones. They grow and produce rather quickly, and the more you pick them, the more they produce. They are easy to can and will provide your family with a green vegetable throughout the winter, making them a great choice for food storage. We love green beans in our house. It’s the only green vegetable my whole …

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