Preserving fruit and vegetables for the winter

Fruit and vegetables are preserved by proper storage, canning, juicing or drying. Preserving one’s own fruit is once again in vogue among many garden owners. Self-preservation does not only spoil our daily routine. They can also be made into beautiful gifts. Such little souvenirs are always a sign of creativity and a good attitude toward the environment. They are therefore particularly popular in our fast-moving world. Today, the preservation of food is not only intended for bad times in winter. What pays is also the special like z.B. Certain types of fruit or your own individual composition of the spices. Above all, you know where the products come from and how they were grown. That’s what makes them so valuable.

Early ears are harvested during the summer as needed and eaten fresh. It is not suitable for storage. Storage ears, on the other hand, should be left on the bed as long as possible. Unripe fruit harvested too early tends to wilt and rot in storage. Wait for a few sunny days to start harvesting. Plants and soil should be dry.

If you prune your fruit trees too much in the spring, you have created young shoots without end. For the tree it is difficult to feed them also well. There is not much left for the fruits, which are now falling down in masses prematurely. So the apples on the heavily pruned trees also become stippled more easily, as they suffer from a lack of calcium.

Many garden owners have blood plums in their garden. But most people do not know that the round, dark red fruits that are now ripening are actually tasty fruit. The same is true for the cherry plums, which are often overgrown in hedges. Year after year, many valuable fruits go to waste, while plums of often inferior quality are bought in supermarkets. By the way, the blood plum is an offshoot to the cherry plum. It is also available in a dwarf form with a height of 1.50 meters.

Tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, are grown by the grocery stores today for the most part in nahrlosung. The roots no longer see soil. The taste of the products is then also correspondingly bland. Many people no longer know the aroma of their own fruits from the garden or from gardeners who still cultivate their plants in soil and use compost or horse manure for dunging. If one has such purchase sources, one should use and also support them. Above all, such products are good for your own health.

In the garden, not everything always has to be in line and in line. If you plant or sow again and again after harvesting, a mixed culture results automatically. This means that the soil is not depleted on one side and pests are also repelled. An uncovered ground should be avoided in the gemus garden if possible. There is nothing like this in nature. Here, free areas are immediately closed again with pioneer plants (weeds). Later, the tree can be planted. Also flowers between gemusepflanzen animate and are an enrichment.