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How to Safely Store Homemade Broth for 6 Months (No Canning or Freezing Required!)

Usually I think of the fall or winter months when I think of making homemade broth. The main explanation for this is that it also takes a lot of fuel, not only to cook the broth but also to can it. Or, I just...

DIY Mosquito Trap That Really Works!

One of the biggest factors stopping people from enjoying their outdoor spaces in summer time is mosquitoes. Nothing ruins a barbeque in the backyard, or even a relaxing evening outside faster than a swarm of mosquitoes that invade your skin. Although, there are some...

18 Plants That Should Always Be Planted Together

Companion planting can not only help your growing plants thrive, they can also deter pests infestations that can greatly reduce your harvest yield. Grouping together specific plants may also help prevent the depletion of nutrients in the soil. In fact, some common garden plants curtail...

What Batteries to Use for Solar Storage

This article is being posted to address questions posed by one of the readers, as well as any others who might want to know about batteries for use with solar panels. The main thing is to understand this is an overview and will give...

Water Bath Canning a Pasta Sauce

Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning Makes about 7 (16 oz) pints or 3 (32 oz) quarts Full Recipe YOU WILL NEED 20 lb tomatoes (about 60 medium) 1 cup chopped onion (about 1 large) 8 cloves garlic minced 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup finely minced; fresh basil ¼ tsp Ball Citric Acid...

How to Adjust the pH in Soil and Water for Abundant Harvests

With respect to plant growth, the pH of the soil in which the plant grows can have a massive impact on yield, so optimizing the pH in soil is important. Solutions on the pH-scale shown to be 7 are neutral, so pure water would be...