Preserve if Fresh, Preserve if Safe
“Quality for Keeps” has been replaced with “Preserve it Fresh, Preserve it Safe”. The new newsletter will provide helpful and interesting information on preserving food, just as the previous version did. “Preserve it Fresh, Preserve it Safe” will be issued bi-monthly throughout the entire year.
Featured in the May/June 2015 (PDF) issue:
Rhubarb-Strawberry Jam Recipe
Is it Safe to Pressure Can in Popular Electric Multi-Cookers?
Selecting Freezer Containers
The New Ball Blue Cookbook
Journal Your Garden
The most challenging aspect of successful gardening just might be the difficulty recalling what worked and what didn't from year to year. Many gardeners believe the keys to successful gardening are getting your plans on paper first and keeping records. MU Extension's new publicatoin, MP928, From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to record your garden plans, observations and ideas.
This publication also includes year-round resources to guide gardeners at all experience levels. Written by MU Extension horticulture specialists who teach Master Gardeners, this publication brings you reliable and relevant information.
Order today at http://extension.missouri.edu/mp928
Soil Testing Available
At Montgomery County Extension Office
Getting your soil tested is an important part of gardening and farming. Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. Bring your soil samples to the Montgomery County Extension Office, 310 Salisbury St., Ste. E., Montgomery City, MO 63361. Results are typically provided within two weeks.
2014 Annual Report
The 2014 Montgomery County Annual Report is now available in the extension office as well as on-line. The report is located on the left hand side of the this site under plans and reports. This report highlights 2014 extension programming and how it improves peoples' lives through research-based information. If you have any questions or comments, please call the Montgomery County Extension Office at 573-564-3733.