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03-13-2009, 08:34 PM
Then what do I with it. For long term storage that is. We plan to put in edible landscaping this year. A cherry tree, apple tree, grapes, and blueberries, then probably a few veggie plants, not sure what yet. We also have a local farmers market in the summer that makes produce at least half of the grocery stores. I ordered a dehydrator. But then what? Vacum seal it? freeze it? both? :confused:
03-14-2009, 03:53 AM
Store in an AirTight Container but make sure it is "DRY". I usually leave it on the Counter a Few days to make sure. I never Freeze Dry Food but it can be done for Longer Life. When you Freeze you also get Water.
Eatable Landscape is the ONLLY way to go. I said if I am going to Water it...I am going to eat it. I have a Peach Tree in My Front Yard, My Neighbor asked me Why didn't I get a Flowering Peach Tree like another Neighbor has. I told him Mine Flowered and It has another Step.......Fruit.
03-14-2009, 07:59 AM
So if I vacum seal it, will it last through the winter? Last year we went to a u-pick place for blueberries and apples, and brought home 10# of blueberries and 2 bushels of apples. I canned all the apples into pie filling and froze all the blueberries. Now that I know I shouldn't can my food, I still want to preserve my food for the winter, but I don't have the frezer space for 2 bushel apples, let alone all the other fruit when it starts to come in, in a few years.
We live in the city, so edible landscaping is really my only option. I don't have room for a garden, just beds around the buildings. I'm lucky that my neighbor has an apple and a cherry tree to cross pollenate. ;)
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