23 thoughts on “Preserve Garden Fruit and Vegetables 4 Easy Methods

    HillCountryHick

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    I took a canning class but still haven't tried it at home. I am a PRO at making Tomato Basil soup and freezing it. Same goes for the winter excess crop of Broccoli into a nice Broccoli & cheese soup. The soups last all year. It's almost time for me to harvest and pick through the basil and make pesto from that. I hate to waste the veggies that took so much effort to grow. My olive trees gave me small olives and most are still on the branches. I need to work on getting them to grow bigger before I start to brine them. My canning class info will come in handy then.

    wildchook (Mary)

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    Grape jam and jelly yum. Yep, preserving is a great idea. I can't wait to make some sauce from produce I grew in the garden.

    Garden City

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    Awesome info! I will check out more of your videos.

    Ed Harley

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    It's hard to beat fermentation, although some garden ingredients make for peculiar wine. Persimmon wine was good, onion wine was drinkable, but my water-melon wine had the aroma of furniture polish (couldn't even give that one away to my drinking buddy), but, as I was saying, a person should always try new things. The new thing I've tried this year, is natural fermentation, the process of lactic acid pickling in a salt brine. Really good results with snow peas, beans, and beets. It also fits my lazy approach to life, since the only stuff you need are some jars, water, and salt; and you don't even have to turn on a stove.

    james prigioni

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    I just found your channel and I love it, thanks for sharing. Great info!

    Bobby Organics The Tattooed Gardener

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    Thanks for sharing this video ., i have never really presved anything except freezing my foods :)

    Larry Seminoff

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    I built a few solar dehydrators, once the initial expense is done, dehydration is free. Even in winter with limited sun, I have dehydrated mushrooms, it just took longer.

    Elyse Joseph

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    Great job Stephen! I've been drying herbs, canning and freezing garden produce a lot lately, getting ready for winter :-/

    Antonio Pachowko

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    Stephen potatoes can be stored in Hessian sacks and root vegetables can be stored in sand boxes.  The problem is sometimes fruit trees produce too much to preserve.  For example my Victoria Plum tree produced over 20kg of fruit, and as much I love plums, I could not eat them all.  This year my neighbours got 10  shopping bags of fruit and I still managed to make 2 litres of jam.

    TheOldWoodworker

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    Great info Stephen

    Cheers
    Harold

    Karyn B Koop

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    Awesome video!! Thank you..Pass it On to Others

    I sure did miss not having a bunch of veggies to put up this year, Stephen! The food storage pantry is getting a might slim! Oh well, at least I have started the fall winter greenhouse, so it's not a total loss! Video coming soon!

    phxtonash

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    you lost weight

    melovescoffee

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    I dried summer squash this year. The oldfasioned way by slicing them paper thin and drying them on a clothes rack. Then i crisp them in the oven. I would love to buy one of those dehydrators but can't at the moment. I had to stuff all my leftover money into keeping my vehicles rolling this year. Frustratingggg 😀 I am however eating from the garden every day! I particularly like my tomatoes and pumpkins and beans. I have so much, i can't believe it. Wish i had more potatoes but that's the way it goes. You win some, you lose some. The freezer is full, the fridge is full of pickle jars, the beans are drying. Your garden looks fantastic, Stephen!

    axe609

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    I have dried black beans, pinto, black eyed peas, and even some overgrown green beans, I have basil, thyme, sage and oregano drying, and some frozen, I use a vacuum sealer for jars for my dried goods and vacuum seal my frozen herbs. No dehydrator just hang them in the basement and run a dehumidifier.

    chevy6299

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    I like the idea of dehydrating and freezing what we have.

    ☼ Heirloom reviews ☼

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    very nice video!! great info!!

    klausy1000

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    I have the same watering can and dehydrator as you! I think you must shop at Lee Valley too. Preserving our crops for the year is the main reason my wife and I garden. I love to eat something preserved from our garden in the middle of the winter and remember the beautiful summer sunshine that produced it! If you ever decide to start pressure canning your veg, I recommend the All American 921 canner, expensive but the best and you can pass it down to the next generation. Have you seen the website The National Centre For Home Food Preservation?

    Randy Chadwick

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    Great video. Your productivity is inspiring. I have a question though. We freeze much of our garden produce, but I'm hesitant about dehydration because I'm not sure about its impact on nutrition. Do you know of a reliable source that discusses any loss of nutrients during the process? Thanks as always for your thoughtful videos.

    Believe

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    hi Stephen, sorry i havent responded to your email. I have had a couple of personal emergencies. I will when I get a chance. THANK YOU!

    Patrick Meehan

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    I have a lot of grapes this year, your video has prompted me to make grape juice. I like your Tomato juice. Lots of useful information Stephen and I thank for that.

    wipeoutxl

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    I dehydrated all of my extra tomatoes and then turned them into powder. From thirteen big tomato plants I have two mason jars full of powder that will last a year

    Alexander Legaree

    (November 13, 2016 - 5:53 pm)

    I hadn't realised how easy it was to dehydrate things! Thanks!

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