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Freeze Drying the Harvest

Hard to believe, but it's harvest time once again. This is actually one of our favorite times of the year. The heat is starting to break, the garden is going crazy with a finale of more vegetables than we can eat in a week, and we get to share that bounty with friends and neighbors.

By | August 19th, 2016|1 Comment

Freeze-Dried Garden Seeds

Recently, the head engineer at Harvest Right wondered what would happen if he freeze-dried seeds. Would they germinate? He freeze dried 10 different types of vegetable seeds, started them under grow lights inside his home, then transplanted them in a Garden Right geodesic dome greenhouse. It worked! Every single one of the seeds germinated – but

By | May 16th, 2016|2 Comments

Growing Fruits in Your Garden Year Round

Adding fruits to your diet is essential to keeping yourself healthy, and growing fruit in your backyard comes with added benefits. You’ll enjoy fresh, chemical-free food and more physical activity when you grow your own. Even if you live in the city, you can grow your own fruit. It just takes some basic knowledge and a little homework. The infographic below will help you get started with your own fruit garden, no matter where you live. And, a freeze dryer is the PERFECT way to preserve all your beautiful fruits and veggies to last another 25 years.   Continue reading “Growing Fruits in Your Garden Year Round” »

By | May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Go Ahead, Plant a Big Garden

Garden planning usually starts in the darkest days of winter when you can't wait for sunshine, warm air and a chance to spend a morning or afternoon outside. There's something particularly optimistic about January and February garden planning. The plant list begins to grow, you order a few extra interesting seed packets and start eyeballing

By | May 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Freeze-Dried Flavorings

Freeze-dried flavorings are one of the best kept secrets in the home freeze drying world. The concept is simple: Freeze dry the natural source of any flavor (such as fruits, herbs or even your favorite coconut-flavored yogurt), grind the freeze-dried chunks into a powder, then use the powders to flavor frostings, fillings, batters, dressings or

By | December 21st, 2015|10 Comments

Stray Vegetables Welcome Here

My neighbor's tomato plants are having one last hurrah before retiring for the winter. Tomatoes aren't known for their long shelf life so she put out an S.O.S., which I was glad to respond to. Yes, you can freeze dry tomatoes and they are amazing in soups and salads, or tossed with fresh mozzarella and

By | September 18th, 2015|2 Comments

Check Out Our New Website

This week we launched our new website and we're pretty excited to share it with you. We've added tons of new photos, downloadable content and tips, as well as the science of freeze drying. For example, check out our Why it's Better page and learn how and why freeze drying trumps every other food preservation

By | September 4th, 2015|2 Comments

Thanks A Lot, Old Farmer’s Almanac

This week the Old Farmer’s Almanac ruined the last days of summer vacation for thousands of people by publishing their prediction that this winter will be cold, snowy and generally miserable. The media picked up the story and generously added their own photos of bundled up people angrily shoveling driveways. At the risk of alienating

By | August 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Saving Heirloom Seeds

Saving heirloom tomato seeds Heirloom vegetables are hardier and have more flavor than hybrid varieties. They’re also more expensive. When you can save seeds from your own garden, you’ll save money and become even more self sufficient. The first thing to remember is that you must be sure you’re saving heirloom seeds. If you save

By | August 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Better Gardening with a Geodesic Greenhouse

The wild weather of the last few years has gardeners frustrated. It seems like something is always happening in the extreme: Too hot, too wet, too dry, too cold…way too cold – we’ve experienced it all. Geodesic dome greenhouses take some of the frustration out of gardening because they give you more control. They also

By | May 5th, 2015|2 Comments