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Backyard vegetables for winter storage

  1. 1. Backyard Vegetables for Winter Storage …and then some…
  2. 2. Backyard Vegetables for Winter Storage
 …and then some… Planting - Varieties Keeping the Harvest Season Extenders
  3. 3. Planting How much do I want to eat seasonally?
  4. 4. Winter Squash – October to May – 8 months Potatoes – August to April/May – 9-10 months Onions, Green – June to November – 7 months Storage – August to May – 10 months Carrots Parsnips Pickles Dried Fruit
  5. 5. What the description says (or doesn’t say) Early crop Main season Storage crop Seed count per package Yield pH requirements Temperature for germinating and growing How to plant, harvest, and store Time from seeding to eating Seed Selection: How to read a catalogue
  6. 6. Direct Seeding ●Shorter maturing time ● Chard, greens, peas, beans, radishes ●Tiny tap roots ● Carrots, beets, fennel Transplants • Get a jump on the growing season • Lettuce, spinach, scallions, beans, brassicas for larger heads • Varieties needing a longer time to mature • Onions, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, artichokes • To fool the crows • Corn, beans
  7. 7. Round Pod Flat Pod Fillet Drying
  8. 8. Costata Romanesco Portofino Cocozelle
  9. 9. How to Keep the Harvest Short term • Fridge and cool spaces Long term • Cold room / root cellar • Freezing • Drying • Pickling / jamming / canning • Juicing • Vinegars • Oil curing • Salting • Leave it in the ground
  10. 10. Cold Room/Root Cellar *Harvest, clean, cure, edit, store, check frequently for signs of spoilage* *Apples, pears, melons and other fruits produce ethylene gas, which causes carrots, potatoes and other roots to turn bitter and sprout early. Do Not Store Together!*
  11. 11. Cool Storage
 -Winter Squash 10 - 18°C 50 -75% humidity 3 - 9 months
  12. 12. Drying
  13. 13. Freezing
  14. 14. Pickling, jamming and canning
  15. 15. Vinegars
  16. 16. Salting Herbes salées
  17. 17. Juicing
 
 Oil Curing
 
 Leave it in the ground
  18. 18. Herbs
 Wash and Dry your herbs first! • Dry • Freeze • Vinegar • Salt • Oil
  19. 19. Extending the growing season • Cold Frames • Unheated Hoop Houses • Windowsills • Pots
  20. 20. Plant Choices Harvesting
  21. 21. Windowsills and Pots

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