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Raised bed gardening in the south

AUBURN, Ala. – Raised bed gardens are different from regular gardens. They are an activity for the entire family, and they are a great way to spend time outdoors. “Raised beds have taken gardening to a new level for many people,” said  Tim Crow, a home grounds regional Extension agent located in Cullman County. “It’s a chance to have success in ... Read More »

Grow Your Own Salad

AUBURN, Alabama—Many homeowners grow their own foods at home. Some grow their own because they question what is in or on the products available at the grocery store or curb market. Others grow their own because they have the time and enjoy gardening. What can I grow? According to Bethany O’Rear, a regional Extension agent in Home Grounds, Gardens and ... Read More »

Food Friday: Pickles

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Cucumbers are a summertime favorite! Use the yummy green veggie to garnish a salad, make cucumber salsa or mix into a delicious summer side dish. Does your family have a favorite pickle recipe? How about pickling some cucumbers with the help of the Auburn Cookbook, an Alabama Extension publication. Quick Fresh-Pack Dill Pickles 18 pounds pickling cucumbers 1/2 cup pickling ... Read More »

Cucumbers to Pickles: Pickling Basics 101

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Are cucumber plants weighing you down? If salads and sandwiches have you all cucumbered out, try making some delicious pickles to can and save for later. To pickle vegetables, it is important to know canning basics. Here are some tips and tricks, tried and true, from the Alabama Extension Home Food Preservation Cookbook. Cucumbers aren’t the only vegetables used to make ... Read More »