How to Dehydrate Homegrown Produce for Long-term Storage

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Dehydrating is an excellent way to preserve your garden or orchard harvests for later use. And once you learn how to dry fruits and vegetables, it will be one of the easiest means of food preservation you can use. Read more now to learn everything you need to know about dehydrating fruits and veggies from the garden.

Primocane vs. Floricane: How to Distinguish Between Berry Canes

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Are you confused by the tags on cane berry plants at the nursery, like raspberries and blackberries? You’re not alone. “Primocane-bearing” and “floricane-fruiting” are handier terms for making purchase and management decisions when you know what they mean. All is explained, including why it matters, in this guide.

Using Organic Methods to Control the Spotted Wing Drosophila

Close up of two spotted wing Drosophila flies on a strawberry.

From its initial discovery in California in 2009, the spotted wing Drosophila spread throughout the US wreaking havoc on raspberries, blueberries, and many other types of fruits. This fly is very difficult to control, but you can do so organically. Read on to learn how to control this pest in your home garden.