Instant Garden Tips, Keeping Produce Fresh, and Rocks in the Soil Q&A | Pantry Chat
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Welcome to another episode of the Pantry Chat, this week we're answering YOUR questions!

All of the questions are time stamped and many of the links are listed here.

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Links Mentioned:
- Polyface Micro by Joel Salatin:
- Brandon Sheard w/ The Farmstead Meatsmith:

Time Stamps
0:00 - Chit Chat
15:27 - Q&A
15:36 - Fermenting in Bale Jars
17:41 - Instant Lasagna Garden Tips
19:51 - Frozen Fruit for Fruit Leather
21:41 - Keeping Produce Fresh
26:37 - Adding Herbs to Fresh Bread
27:32 - Rocks in the Soil
28:41 - How Long do Fermented Vegetables Last
30:53 - Safely topping off water in ferments
31:20 - Meat in Your Compost
32:22 - Air Pockets in Ferments
33:00 - Why Pasteurize Milk for Dairy
37:39 - Growing Enough for Preserving All At Once



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