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Rye cultivation and rye flour

From the Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery, which I cited here before and can warmly recommend to anyone: This makes about 5.5 sqm per kg of rye (grain or flour, doesn't really make a ...
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How should I store fruits and vegetables in the fridge?

As for saving energy in the fridge, vegetable storing does not make a difference.* If you want to prolong the life of your produce to reduce waste, it depends on the vegetable. Many veggies and ...
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How much of dropped fruit is wasted? How much could be consumed, ideally?

I have a small coffee farm, and I occasionally employ someone to pick the coffee. At commodity prices, it is hardly even economically sustainable to pick the coffee from the plant, much less get ...
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How much of dropped fruit is wasted? How much could be consumed, ideally?

Only in family. Dropped fruit. From the tree the goats or pigs will eat. Early fruit with worms or such. Picking time the fruit is picked with long poles With a small bucket & rake on it. It is ...
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Transplanting mature high bush blueberries

The reason for concern is that winter damage is usually via drying, and in newly transplanted shrubs, the roots (because of the transplanting) are structurally damaged and cannot hydrate the plant as ...
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How much of dropped fruit is wasted? How much could be consumed, ideally?

I live in an apple growing area. A viable farm has a lot of trees, so they use migrant labour to pick apples. You have to pay the labour more money than you get for the bruised fruit (it goes to the ...
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Transplanting mature high bush blueberries

I think your gardening friend has a point, because the longer the plant has had time to establish itself the better. I guess the problem with highbush blueberries is that they'll stick out of the ...
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How should I store fruits and vegetables in the fridge?

In order to sustain the vegetables as much as possible, I use vegetable bags and put them in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator. The veggies need to breathe. They last longer that way.
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How can we detect if a water melon contains artificial colouring?

Yes. Put a dime sized piece of watermelon pulp in a glass. Add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and stir. Wait 30 seconds. If the vinegar stays clear then there is no artificial coloring. If it changes ...
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How should I store fruits and vegetables in the fridge?

As sustainability is concerned, you might want to go all plastic free. Here is one of the many resources you can easily find online, may it be about avoiding plastic or best storing ways (there is a ...
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