Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2003
Regional Report

In the Garden


Make the Fruits of Your Labor into Jam

My mother and grandmother always made jam. I grew up in the South where freestone peaches and wild plums were abundant. One could only eat so much fresh peach ice cream and plum pie, so logically, the rest went into jelly or preserves. To this day, I'm...
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Web Finds

National Plant Diagnostic Network Great news for agriculture and horticulture alike: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has...


Winter Jam Ingredients 3 cups cranberries 2 apples, quartered 1-1/2 cup water grated rind and juice of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Your Bird Feeders Even in Winter
  • Pick the Freshest Christmas Tree
  • Push the Raspberry Harvest Season
  • Order Disease-Resistant Varieties
  • Vacuum Up Those Nuisance Pests

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