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Here are some recommendations for products that I use for gardening, preserving and foraging.


Fedco Seeds

Fedco has a great selection of non-genetically modified, Heirloom and organic seeds. You can order all your seeds online. They also send out a great catalog each year with helpful gardening tips.

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If you’re looking for a great place to buy seeds and garden supplies. Burpee is the place. They sell a large selection non-genetically modified seeds. Shop Burpee.com for Organic Gardening Supplies

Raised Beds

I plant all my vegetables in raised beds. Raised beds allow the soil to heat up faster so you can get a jump start on the growing season. They are also easy to work in and build. They make all kinds of sizes and styles for all your gardening needs.

Preserving and Canning

The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest: 150 Recipes for Freezing, Canning, Drying and Pickling Fruits and Vegetables

Great book on how to preserve your harvest. This is the book I use. It has great canning, freezing and storing methods.

Granite Ware 0707-1 Steel/Porcelain Water-Bath Canner

Great water bath canner. Works very well. I use this to do all my water bath canning.

Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker

I personally own this pressure canner and am very pleased with this one. Great for canning low acid food.

Norpro 6 Piece Canning Set

Nice canning utility set. I own this one as well.

FoodSaver V2244 Vacuum Sealing System

This device is awesome for freezing produce for the long term. I use it for storing all my wild edibles and garden produce. This system will eliminate freezer burn. It will keep your food fresh up to 5x longer. Highly recommend.


Check out my foraging page for books that I recommend.

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