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Canning 101

The process of canning has been around for centuries and is still widely used today. Canning is a method of preserving food that allows you to store food contents for long periods – even several years. Canning methods used today – i.e., the use of a two-part canning lid – dates to the early 20th … Continued

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Building a Cold Frame

For many people living in the Llano Estacado region, winters are slightly shorter and warmer than other parts of the country. That’s good news for folks who want to extend their garden growing season, and an excellent way to do that is with a cold frame. Easy to construct and maintain, cold frames are a … Continued

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Growing an Indoor Tea Garden (and Brewing Tea)

The health benefits of tea have been much-publicized in recent years, and with good reason. No matter how you prefer it – black, green, white – tea is packed with nutrients and antioxidants and even provides a small boost of caffeine. herbal-tea-herbs-tee-mint-159203.jpg But tea is hardly a new trend. People have been cultivating and brewing … Continued

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(Local) School Snacks

Let’s face it, snacks are important. To a kid, snacks are an irreplaceable delicacy. Unfortunately, a lot of the snack foods available today are packed with preservatives and lacking in basic nutrition. But don’t fret! We have some ideas for whipping up healthy, local (and not to mention delectable) snacks to send—or eat—with your kids! … Continued

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A Pest-Free Summer: Make Your Own Insect Repellant

Summer is the season of outdoor activities. Whether it’s a sporting event, barbeque, picnic, pool party, or just enjoying your patio, there is nothing that spoils outdoor fun more quickly than a swarm of pesky insects crashing the party.   We’ve got the perfect solution to keep those persistent little party crashers away from you … Continued

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Greenhouse Gardening

This week Local Llano decided to do some digging. We looked into advantages that come from building and maintaining a backyard greenhouse. Greenhouses can extend the season and lifespan of your plants. It is true that you have to put money into building and maintaining a greenhouse over the colder winter months. However if you … Continued

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DIY Gardening: Herbs

In the past Local Llano has detailed several recipes sure to impress even the pickiest of food critics with ingredients from our very own local producers. In this new blog series, DIY Gardening, Local Llano shares how easy it is to grow your own food. Start small with Local Llano in this installment as we … Continued

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