Had enough of the extremes brought about by this year’s polar vortex?  I sure have!  Soon enough, the seasons will turn and a new growing season will be upon us.  To help you plan and get ready for growing a garden perfect for home canning and food preservation needs, today I am joined by Chelsey Fields, a horticultural expert from Burpee.

In a wide-ranging and fun discussion, Chelsey gives us great tips for planning your garden, starting seeds indoors, and things to think about as you lay-out what you plant.  She also gives us a great recommendation on a tomato she says is ideal for our home canning needs.

Products and Links Mentioned in Today’s Show —

Burpee.com - Tomato HP Logo

Click here or on the icon above to go to the Burpee home page (affiliate links).  To get 15% off you Burpee order, use this discount code offered exclusively to my listeners:  CAN14.   This code expires May 15, 2014.

IMPORTANT:  Want additional discount codes?  Sign up for the Canning Season newsletter.  My subscribers were sent additional Burpee discount codes to choose from.

Burpee products recommended for home canners by Chelsey in today’s interview –

  • Tomato, SuperSauce Hybrid
  • XL Ultimate Growing System
  • Corn, On Deck Hybrid

In response to a listener question, I recommended calling Presto®, the people who made the canner I use.  Here’s the phone numbers to use as well as an Amazon link if you want to buy a new canner.

Presto Phone Numbers:

  • Customer Service – For Parts, troubleshooting, help with the canner itself:  800-877-0441
  • Test Kitchen – For questions with processing, recipes, etc.:  800-368-2194

Click to see the Presto 16-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker/Canner from Amazon (affiliate link).  This is the canner I use!

TimeShare Users Group.  In today’s show I talked briefly about renting a timeshare for my winter vacation.  This is the site I used to originally research and find my rental.  While I’ve found the site to be reputable, I can’t vouch in any way for anyone you might try to rent from.  Proceed with appropriate caution.

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