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How Gardening and Preserving Can Save You Money (Guest Post and a Giveaway)

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Guest Post by Laura from HeavenlyHomemakers.com

People often ask me how I am able to afford feeding my family of six such a wholesome diet of mostly organic foods on a limited budget. My answer: I make almost all of our food from scratch and I grow and preserve as much of our food as possible.

I don’t claim to be an expert at gardening; in fact, I often tell people that my garden grows in spite of me. I also don’t have the yard space to grow as much food as I need for my family.

How I Preserve As Much Organic Produce As Possible Each Year:

  • Grow what I can, making the best use of my garden space.
  • Utilize my farmer’s market and learn which vendors grow their produce organically and which ones are willing to “give me a deal” when I buy a large quantity.
  • Talk to people. Many people have more apples on their trees and strawberries in their patch than they know what to do with.  They are often happy to give me their excess for free.
  • Trade. If I have an abundance of potatoes, I’ll trade it for a bunch of green beans. Or, if I don’t have an abundance of any produce, most people are happy to accept a couple loaves of fresh bread in trade!

During the Summer and Fall seasons while fresh produce is readily available, we eat as much as possible. Any extra goes into the freezer or into my jars (and oh wow is there usually extra!).

By the middle of October, I have usually put away enough potatoes, corn, green beans, peaches, pears, applesauce, strawberries, tomato sauce and tomato soup to last us for the entire year.

Also by the middle of October, I am so sick of looking at tomatoes I don’t care if I ever see another one as long as I live!  I soon get over it and begin to realize the fruit of my labor as all throughout the coming months I am able to pull delicious organic foods out of my freezer and pantry for our meals.

How Gardening and Preserving Benefits Our Family:

  • Our family has saved hundreds of dollars on groceries.
  • I know exactly the kind of food going into our pantry and freezers and then into our bodies. I know what I put into my sauces. I know what soil my food came from. I know I can trust the food to be healthy for my family.
  • Our family gets to work hard together. Planting, weeding, and picking all becomes a family affair. We are a family with dirt under our fingernails!
  • The food is delicious! In my opinion, nothing is better than home grown organic produce!

Be on the lookout now for deals on garage sales on jars and other canning and preserving needs! Brand new jars can be pricey, but at yard sales, you can find them for almost nothing!

Gardening and preserving your own food is a wonderful way to help provide your family with great quality, delicious, inexpensive produce all year round!

Laura Coppinger and her husband have four sons ages 5-12.  She blogs at HeavenlyHomemakers.com encouraging women daily in the areas of healthy eating, gardening, parenting, homemaking, faith and fun.

Would you like some help getting started with gardening and preserving? Well, Laura has graciously offered to give away 10 copies of her ebook, Heavenly Homemaker’s Guide to Gardening and Preserving, here today. To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post in the next 24 hours. Winners will be chosen and posted on Monday.

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966 Comments

  • JoAnn C says:

    Would love this book. We are doing our first garden this year.

  • Jenny says:

    Expecting twins which will make us a family of 7. Doing some research on saving big time in groceries, and this is something we’re wanting to begin. We’d love to plant our own garden – just don’t have a clue how to start! 🙂 Looks like a helpful book!

  • Jeanni says:

    Beautiful, I love it. very inspiring. I want to garden more. I go to church with expert gardeners, Mennonites, so I am hoping to learn more this spring!

  • Kristin says:

    Would love to win, we actually built the start of our garden today!

  • Heather says:

    I would love to win this. We have just planted our first ‘real’ garden. By real I mean it has more than just one or two types of plants! I could use all the help I can get! I am hoping to have enough to can our surplus (once I learn how!). I have high hopes for my little garden!

  • Amanda says:

    We’ve gardened for a couple of years now, but have not yet ventured into the realm of canning. Although I’ve wanted to, I haven’t been brave enough yet. Would love a copy of this book!

  • Alex Hall says:

    I love Laura’s blog! I’ve gleaned a ton of valuable information from it. I’d also LOVE a copy of this book, as we are currently planning our 1st garden!

  • Heather D. says:

    I would love this book, just started some seeds inside for our first garden this year.

  • Kristin says:

    I love Laura’s site and would love this ebook!

  • Anna says:

    I’ve been working on getting the garden ready this week. Planted seeds indoors last week and most have already sprouted. I’m a beginner, though, and could definitely use this book!

  • Lisa Whitmore says:

    I need help to start my garden so I hope I win!!

  • Krystal says:

    I would love to have this book we are doing our first garden this year, and trying to learn to can and do my own preserving this would be a great tool for me.

  • Kathryne G. says:

    Would love to learn more about this!

  • Danielle B says:

    I’d love to do this! I only have enough space to do a container garden of tomatoes, and I’d love to know how to make the most of it!

  • Heather says:

    I already commented, but I wanted to ask where is the best place to buy jars for canning at the best price? Aside from a random one here and there at the thrift store I don’t know where to go besides lowes and pay full price. Any help is appreciated!

    • Mickie says:

      @Heather, I know Sam’s Club has them in a case. It is definitely cheaper than lowes or other smaller places. May be you can check online as well?

  • Kelley says:

    Would love to win!

  • Jessica says:

    Please enter me. Thanks!

  • julia says:

    I would love this book! I’ve had my eye on it for a while, but have put off buying it since baby #4 is due right at the beginning of gardening season, and I’ve decided I shouldn’t add one more thing to my already full plate this year. 🙂 But I’d love to have it just the same.

  • Holly says:

    I would LOVE a copy!!! We have been gardening for almost 6 years now. We always have an over abundance of food…but I never thought of canning.

  • Courtney W. says:

    Would LOVE this book! I love canning and could use a bit of help to go beyond greenbeans!

  • valarie says:

    I’d love this! I could use all the help I can get.

  • Joyce says:

    Would love this book. Our neighborhood is getting together and planting assorted fruits and vegetables. I currently make my own sausage and bread. I truly want to know what goes into our bodies.

  • Elizabeth Stewart says:

    I would absolutely love to win! We’re starting a garden this year, carrying on the legacy my dad left behind when he passed in March of 2009.

  • Leah says:

    How neat! I’m so excited about getting our garden started and preserving the harvest the Lord provides!

  • Sarah says:

    I would love to read this book. I’ve been out getting ready to put in our new garden while the weather’s been nice.

  • Liz says:

    Sounds like a great resource! Would love to have it!

  • Danielle says:

    Would love this book!! I have #1 son already and #2 baby on the way in May and would love to put together a garden this year!

  • Amber says:

    Oh I would love to win this book!!

  • Danielle Herrera says:

    Started my herb garden last year and am planning on planting veggies this year. I should really get started on that.

  • April F. says:

    I would love to win! Thanks!

  • Jennifer says:

    I would love to have this book~a neighbor volunteered to help us get a garden started, but I am sort of overwhelmed at that thought. I have a family of 6 as well and would LOVE to start eating more healthy.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Jennifer

  • Tara S. says:

    This will be our third year of gardening and second year of heavy preserving. I love that I know where our food came from; God, and the labor of our hands. This is a family-shared money saver and it gives us a lot of time together. I’m always looking for new ideas for canning, preserving, and finding deals on foods we can’t grow here (like berries). This book would be a great help!

  • brc says:

    How inspiring. I have recently been learning about couponing and have saved a lot of money, but I’m concerned about the quality of all of the pre-packaged foods. This would be a great way to get both good quality food and be economical. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Jenny says:

    I would love a copy of this ebook!

  • Jennifer Calabro says:

    I would love to win this book! We are starting our very first garden this year and I have no clue what I’m doing. LOL

  • JennyHaller says:

    Finished planting 3 pots of herbs, lettuces and beets. Love being outdoors and cant wait to feed my 3 month old her first home-grown tomato in August!

  • Tami says:

    Thanks for posting this! I saw her blog the other day and planned to go back to study it. We are trying our garden again this year for 3rd time and hoping that we will actually get more than a tomato or two! I have plants here in the house that we are waiting to transplant…hopefully within the next couple of weeks. I also am looking into how to do canning.

  • Rachel says:

    Oh, I would love this book! I’ve been expanding our little garden each year and could use all the advice I can get!

  • angie cisneros says:

    Great giveaway- We have done a garden the past 2 years but really do not know mush about canning at all BUT saying that I would love to know more about gardening and canning.

  • Julia says:

    We’ve done a small garden the last two years and are planning to continue this year. The book sounds wonderful!

  • Renee Hurff says:

    We are looking into planting our first garden since 2003 this year. We haven’t had one since my son was born, I think it’s time to get back to it. I can’t wait to preserve the fruits of my labors. We also dry tomatoes and peppers for later use.

  • Aleta says:

    I’m hoping to garden some vegetables and herbs this summer, and I need all the advice and motivation I can find!

  • alexis says:

    I would love to get my dirty little hands on this book!!!! We are a family of 6! Hubby myself and 4 kiddos 12, 3, 1 1/2 and 6 months old. I would love to learn how to feed my family more healthier than buying over priced and not so fresh fruits and veggies.

  • Tiffany says:

    I would love a copy! I am attempting my first veg. garden this year, with the help of a friend, and reeeeeeally want to preserve and freeze. I grew up doing both (not gardening though), and I dearly miss all that homemade goodness…

  • Sarah says:

    I would LOVE to get one of these books! Thanks!

  • Kate says:

    This sounds helpful! We’re doing our first p-patch garden since our yard will not fit a garden. Can’t wait to be more in control of what we put in our bodies!

  • Sasha says:

    I’m trying planting in containers this year since planting in our clay soil has not been successful thus far. I hope to have enough to preserve some this year.

  • Challice says:

    Oh this is one I am dying to win. I am in the mojave desert. Gardening is a lot of hot/hard work and with a beginners/black thumb I would love any help I can get. LOL!

  • Toni says:

    Thanks for the info and encouragement. The last couple of years the kids and I have grown strawberries and tomatoes. The fresh ones were great, but the tomato juice I canned had mold growing at the top even though it sealed. The kids want to expand and plant corn, beans, potatoes, and melons this year. I think your book would help me get it right. Thanks!!

  • jodelle says:

    I am hoping for a fun garden this year. This book would be great and full of ideas!

  • Asa says:

    I try to feed my family well, I am always incorporating more ways of doing so. Gardening is a huge theme for my husband and I this year. We live in the wood, and have had to clear trees to get some sun. With the trees were roots that are just impossible for us, so we are going to be doing large above ground boxes in an 8′ tall enclosure. (Deer come with the woods.) I preserved some foods last year, but not enough. this year we hope to do more. I think the book sounds wonderful for women like me.

  • Kathy says:

    My kids and I are starting one right now. This would be great to learn from.

  • Jennifer says:

    Just bought my seeds today!!

  • Meghan says:

    I would love to win this. This is the first year I am going to start my own garden and I could use all of the help I can get!

  • Megan says:

    We are just trying to start to get good at this – lettuce and onions are planted right now! I’d love to win a copy.

  • amber says:

    I’d love to learn more about how to feed my family from our land!

  • Michelle says:

    Please enter me. This sounds great. Thanks

  • Jennifer D says:

    I grow a small garden. Need help with the canning and preserving.

  • Chrys says:

    Would love to win; working on the courage to try my first garden!

  • Charity says:

    Would love to teach my children and incorporate canning and gardening into our school day!

  • Heather says:

    Freecycle is a good place to look for canning jars, too. Also, if you have old-fashioned farm (estate) auctions near you (you can find out at http://www.auctionzip.com ), they are the BEST source for kitchen and food preservation equipment. Usually, the other people there already HAVE all this stuff of their own, so it goes really cheap. At the last auction I went to, a couple of months ago, I brought home about 6 dozen quart & half-gallon canning jars, for $1–and, at that, they were thrown in with something else that I wanted–a couple of old kids’ chalkboard easels, IIRC. Wear old clothes, and plan to spend the day. Also, know in advance what you’re willing to spend on the items you’re interested in & don’t get “auction fever”. Prices are cheapest when the weather is cruddy, even if the auction is indoors. And yes, you can take kids. The last auction we went to, we just put our 2 year-old & our 16-month-old in the double stroller & packed some toys & snacks. By the end of the day, they were dirty from running around a muddy farm, but they had fun.

  • Mandy says:

    I would love this book! This will be our 3rd year gardening and I’ve hoping to start preserving some of our harvest this year.

  • Serenity says:

    we’re planning our garden right now! Can’t wait to get it planted and would love the e-book!

  • Maureen says:

    I would love to learn more and feel confident enough to try some things this year.

  • Angie Thier says:

    This is something I’ve dreamed of doing but have never dared. What a great idea!

  • Caroline says:

    I would love to win! Thanks

  • Laura says:

    Awesome! My husband and I have been eager to start canning our own produce and this is great information! Thanks!

  • Sean says:

    Please enter me to win. Thanks.

  • Bonnie says:

    I’m going to do some gardening this year. This would be helpful. Thanks!

  • Lonnie Faith says:

    Thanks so much, I just came from the garden, where I have planted radishes, onions, peas, lettuce and spinach. Gardening is great and I always need more information, so I hope I win your book.
    God Bless

  • Leah says:

    I would love to win this. I started gardening and canning last year, but don’t really know what I am doing!:)

  • Bonnie says:

    The e-book would be lovely to have thank you for the offer.

  • Shelly says:

    I love gardening and canning. I am always looking for new and better ideas. I would love to have a copy of her book.

  • Christy G says:

    I love Laura’s blog and would love to read her gardening wisdom!

  • Rochelle says:

    I love reading Laura’s blog! I’m a big fan! It’s always a goal at the beginning of the year to start a garden. By the end of the year, we have a huge weed patch. (We have commitment issues! lol)

    Rochelle

  • Bonnie says:

    Would love a copy!

  • Kristen H says:

    I’d love a copy of Heavenly Homemaker’s Guide to Gardening and Preserving – I just started a garden this year!

  • Laura says:

    I would love this book! We are moving towards growing enough food to our family for the winter but learning to can is something I’ve been putting off. livingourway at gmail dot com.

  • Brandy Orndorff says:

    We’re just starting our first garden!

  • paula ayojiak says:

    Would love to win… want to start a garden this summer.

  • amber says:

    I’d love a copy! This year we will be starting our 1st garden. I can’t wait t learn with our kids!

  • Ronni says:

    This would be great! I’m getting the garden itch already so this would be perfect!!

  • Courtney says:

    Would love to win! Thanks for bringing us such great articles, tips and tricks!

  • Lora says:

    This book would be such a blessing. I am trying to start a home garden, but keep getting stalled or discouraged.

  • Rebecca Lee says:

    Would love to get a copy of this book! I have just decided to try to grow as much of my family’s food as I can and really don’t know much about where to start. We live in the city as well, so yard space is limited.

  • Rebekah says:

    I would love this book! I’ve always wanted to have my own garden. Canning has been a little intimidating for me, but I would love to learn. =)

  • Anne says:

    I would love this book. Thanks for the information on gardening.

  • wow! i would love this!! great post!

  • Jenn says:

    This will be my 3rd year for our garden…I LOVE it! It’s really not hard and you learn each season what grows best in your area. I can’t wait to plant again this year. I usually spend less than $30 to plant it and save hundreds every year! I wish I had more room because we don’t usually have enough extras to last very far past the season (if any!). Well worth the effort!

  • Mickie says:

    We have had a vegetable garden for a few years now (except taking a break for a couple of seasons here and there when I was pregnant). I started with stuff that we eat a lot of such as tomatoes, peppers and squash. I have added other things since then. It has been so much fun and snacking on grape tomatoes right from the garden while playing outside is one of our favorite things to do 🙂 I have never canned though and would love to learn how! This past summer, I bought around 50lbs of tomatoes (I am just estimating here since I bought it at a farmer’s market) for $16.00 and froze most of it. I still have a couple of bags left in the freezer.

  • Beth says:

    That sounds like such a helpful book! I would love to win it. Thanks for the post and the giveaway! 🙂

  • Alisa says:

    We just bought our first house, and being a homeschooling family with 3 kids, I would live to learn and teach my kids the values of growing our own produce. Where do I start?!?

  • Amanda says:

    I love gardening. I always have much more than I can possibly eat. I may have to give canning a try this year.

  • Katie K says:

    I love this. My family has done a garden and canned vegetables for years. I’m finally starting my own in my small patch of land behind my townhouse!! I’d love a book.

  • Mandi says:

    Thanks for offering the giveaway! The book sounds like a good one! I really liked your article, too!

  • Michelle says:

    Love it! Just started growing and canning for my family of five. Sounds like a great book!

  • Monica Lavoie says:

    I would love this book one of the things on my list of things I want to do is start my own garden and learn canning.

    Thank you so much!

  • Stephanie says:

    Great giveaway!

  • Stephanie N. says:

    I would love a copy of the book!

  • Grace says:

    About to start our garden as we speak….and boy do I need some pointers! HaHa… Would love the book…

    🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    We have been gardening since we bought out first house and love canning!! Would love to learn more though!

  • Holly says:

    This will be my third garden this year. My first did pretty good, but last year my squash and zucchini were gone in a day. Rabbits ate all my beans and I just couldn’t get anything going except tomato and pepper plants. Would love the book!

  • I love gardening too. Square foot gardening works for my family. It’s simple, inexpensive, and nicely organized. What we can’t fit into our garden we pick at our local pick-your-own farms or at farmer’s markets.

  • Kelly says:

    I love to can. I would love to win!

  • Sheila says:

    Would love to win this book. I grew up that way and would love to recreate for my kids. Thanks

  • Would love this, me and my husband plant a garden every year bout an acre worth and can’t seem to find the right information on preservering/freezing/jarring what we grow, we’ve tried, but to no avail.

  • sarah h. says:

    would love to own this book!

  • kimberlee Stokes says:

    I really need this book. I have wanted to learn how to can for a couple of years now but have chickened out every time I have the opportunity. Thanks so much!

  • Misty says:

    I love Laura’s stuff!! We are hoping to get our first chance at growing anything after we move next month =) So excited for garden fresh tomatoes!

  • Tina says:

    Sounds like a great resource!

  • Betsy Durand says:

    Would love it! Thank you for the information in this post! Super helpful.

  • Wonderful. We’re planning to garden and hoping to can this year!

  • Alexis says:

    Looks like a great resource, I would love a copy of this book!

  • Mary says:

    What a wonderful post. I’m hoping to expand my little organic garden plot this year.

  • Sharon says:

    My husband and I are in the process of buying our first house – I can’t wait to have a yard where we can grow our own produce!

  • kelly says:

    I have always wanted to learn how to can and with hopefully having a garden – if we are able to move – this would be so helpful!

  • susan young says:

    We just moved and I would LOVE to have a garden!!!

  • Karen from CO says:

    This would be a great book to have! I started gardening last year and am learning the intricacies of gardening in the mountains. I’d love to learn how to preserve the foods we are able to grow! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • tiffany says:

    Oh I just went to her website the other day w the green challenge. I would love to learn more 🙂 please add me to contest!

  • Julie J says:

    I would love this book. I have a few square foot garden beds in our backyard.

  • T Anemaet says:

    We just purchased seeds yesterday to start a organic garden. I’m unable to work due to vision imparments so needless to say this mom of 2 has been looking for ways to penny pinch! You are right that you know what goes into your family’s mouth and I so desire that also. I don’t usually have a “green thumb” but I’m hopeful to get some produce to grow ;0)

    Thanks for your insight!

  • barb says:

    Ok, I’ll give it a shot. I keep commenting everywhere but I never win anything! Good offer!

  • Marla says:

    Love Laura’s blog! Would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks

  • Heather Manskar says:

    I would love a chance to learn more about gardening and canning.

  • Jennifer says:

    We garden, but have never canned anything. I would love to learn how. In fact, I’ve already bought the jars and the canner and am just waiting for the right season to learn how to use the stuff!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Darlene says:

    I attempted a garden last year and it was only an attempt. But I learned from my errors. My husband lost his job just as our first daughter was starting college, that was almost four years ago. I have learned alot in four years but am always willing to learn more. I would a copy of your book. Thank you for the advise.

  • Jennifer says:

    I would love to win this book. Canning is a huge goal for me this year! 🙂

  • alia says:

    I would love this!

  • Stacy B says:

    I am starting a garden this year, and have NO idea what I am doing (lol)! This would help ALOT! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Mandy W. says:

    I love preserving, and would love the ebook! I hope I win this!

    Thanks.

  • Jennifer says:

    I would love a copy of this book, new recipes for sauces made from garden ingredients would be wonderful. My family is already looking forward to our garden.

  • Barbara Carroll says:

    I am trying everything to eat things grown closer to home.

  • Andrea :) says:

    Wow! This is on my list of things to do…
    Any ideas would be great 🙂

  • Kristen Sigler says:

    I have always wanted to garden and can but didn’t know where to start!

  • Denise says:

    OK it is sunny and I am in the mood to start a garden – please help, I need her book! Thanks for all your advice. Denise

  • Tara says:

    Ooh I would love to win this!! I am planning to start my first garden this year as I now have my very own yard!!

  • Kayona says:

    I would love this e-book. We are starting our first garden this year and I am so excited.

  • marisa says:

    Oh how I would love this! We are a family of 7 with no gardening experience. I played around with the idea and didn’t know where to start! This is just in time!

  • Susan says:

    That looks awesome. I’m a bit of a maverick gardner and I think this would help me follow more of the rules and be more successful!

  • cat says:

    I would love to win.

  • Nancy says:

    Would love this book, thanks for the chance!

  • Michele says:

    Gardening is so great!!!

  • Deanna says:

    I’d love to win that book. We just bought a house and I’d like to turn a little bit of the yard into a garden.

  • Shelly says:

    I would love to win!

  • Dawn Boyd says:

    My husband love to Garden but is not very good at it and is open to help. He would also love to start canning to save us money.

  • Eran says:

    Simply wonderful.

  • Carrie Beth says:

    We just planted our first small garden today! Would love some extra pointers!

  • Becky says:

    I would LOVE to have a garden. I’m so afraid it’s going to flop! I haven’t yet found a place to get organic produce where I live! This book would be awesome!

  • Jodie Potter says:

    i NEED this…

  • Katie says:

    oooh, I want this!!

  • kim dimauro says:

    we have a garden every year. there is something very rewarding about picking produce that our family grew together. i would love to win this book.

  • Sara R. says:

    We are starting our first garden this year as well, my husband’s work offers plots to use so I am hoping for an abundance to reduce our grocery bills this summer and to have organic local food to eat throughout the winter! This book would be great!

  • Brooke says:

    Just what I need to help me start canning.

  • Meghan says:

    This would be awesome for a complete novice!

  • Kimberly says:

    This is something I’ve totally wanted to get into, but feel like I don’t know were to start. I love this giveaway!

  • Maggsie G. says:

    I have planted a herb garden in the past and grown tomatoes. I plan to extend my garden this year to include strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. I loved gardening with my Mom growing up, and now that I have four kids it is high time to return to our roots!!!

  • Amy says:

    I love Laura’s ebooks and hope I win this one!

  • Stephanie says:

    I love gardening and preserving! This giveaway is just what i need.

  • Jodi says:

    Have a small garden and would love to learn how to preserve!

  • Meredith says:

    Love this idea! I need some motivation. Would love to win to find my motivation!

  • Sarah says:

    this would be great, my husband is the main gardener in the family! but this would help!!!

  • Sarah says:

    would love this book!

  • Cindy says:

    Planted my indoor seeds just this week. Only my 2nd year and boy do I need the help!!!

  • Jasmine says:

    I could use all the advise you can give me. Our first attempt at a garden we started in Oct (it’s TX so it still feels like summer). We had a cold winter (rare) and it froze all of our stuff except our cilantro and rosemary and oregano.

  • Heather says:

    Would love to win. We garden and have had some success by trial and error, but would like to do more planting this year.

  • amanda lemanski says:

    I love laura web site. Nice to see a post here of hers!

  • Alicia says:

    This is perfect timing for me. Just starting to try and plan for our first garden. This is the first time we have lived somewhere that I can plant one. A little nervous about the outcome. Would love to learn about preserving too.

  • Dawn S says:

    I’ve always been interested in this subject! Thanks for the guest post!

  • anna powell says:

    I’d love to win this!

  • David says:

    Just a question if anyone has the chance to see it… what’s the best way to start?

    I tried last year spending almost $100 for vegetable plants. They were great quality but got destroyed in the Winter even though they were supposed to be hardy and last with little maintenance. Is there a way to get hardy plants that take up little space and provide decent fruit (not the meaty tomatoes cheap tomato plants harvest, for example) ? I know that may be asking a lot, it just seems like you’ve had much better luck than I can even imagine. Thanks. 🙂

  • Angela says:

    I love gardening, but haven’t figured out the preserving part. This book would be a HUGE help for me.

    thanks!

  • Kelly says:

    I tried to have a garden in pots last year, but my new dog got the best of the pots 🙁 I’d like to try again this year!

  • Jennifer says:

    I would LOVE this book! I am getting ready to move into my first house with my husband and we are wanting to grow a garden and preserve! It would be a wonderful housewarming gift! 🙂

  • heather harris says:

    would love to have this…need some new ideas!! thanks!

  • Mary says:

    I recently read the book, “On A Dollar A Day”, and am now reading, “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver. Both books have been enlightening regarding the current mass food production processes. I have a renewed interest in eating more organic, raw foods, and want to learn to can as I try to also eat more locally grown foods.

  • Paige says:

    I have wanted to garden since we moved on to our acre lot, but am clueless! This book would be AWESOME!

  • Cassie says:

    Omg you must be reading my mind. I decided to start doing this, this year. I am hoping that I can save money but I have no idea what in the world I am doing. So, now I worry that I will cost myself money because of my lack of knolage. I hope I do what I need to do to save most of it LOL.

  • nancy says:

    Great post – I am going to can for the first time this year!

  • Rachel Wyrick says:

    I just love this article. I taught a few of my friends to can this year and hope they will keep it up after the army moves us to new york. I hope to start a garden so I can grow our foods instead of buying every thing!

  • Michelle says:

    This would be a blessing to our family to have!

  • Amy says:

    I would love this book! I am planning our first garden this year!

  • Emily F says:

    I would love a copy of the book, it would help me preserve all the produce I work so hard to grow!

  • Betsy Getz says:

    I want to tackle starting a garden and would love to have this book.

  • Marie says:

    I would love this book! We started gardening last year to feed our family (and five others), but this year we plan on trying preserving as well so that we can have good food all year. I’ve never tried this before, so having a good to help would be great!

  • Amanda says:

    Oh, I love her blog, and I’d love a copy of her e-book. Thanks!

  • Melissa says:

    Oh how I need this book!

  • Ashley says:

    I would love this book, pick me! 🙂

  • Roberta says:

    would love to win this ebook! I’m interested in preserving for the first time this year.

  • Sarah says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post!! I’ve bought some seeds and am questioning if I shouldn’t have bought plants instead. I know NOTHING about gardening (I have a brown thumb!), but am antsy to plant a garden, now that I have a yard (just moved from a place that .09 acres). I’ll definitely be stopping by your site!

  • Angel says:

    We just bought seeds and supplies for our first garden today!!! I can’t keep a plant alive to save my life, but I really like the idea of growing and preserving our own food. I tried to start a flower garden a couple years ago and the plants molded before I could plant them out side. I would love a copy of a book that might help me fullfill my desired to grow and perserve by ourselves!!

  • Julie says:

    I would LOVE to learn how to tackle gardening. I have wanted to try a large family garden for a while.

  • Claudia says:

    I would love to learn more about gardening and canning.

  • Trisha says:

    Oh please let me win this one… we have always gardened and have a CSA and farmers’ market. My husband and I are both likely to lose our jobs and this would be such a great help to us!

  • Candace says:

    I would love this ebook! I’m trying to do more of this this year.

  • Demi says:

    I am always seeking more information on gardening since I am a novice. I’m a little scared of home preserving but want to try it!

  • FranS says:

    I’d love this ebook. I’ve been scouring books on how to start a garden, trying to prepare to give it a go this year. Sounds fantastic!

  • ashley payne says:

    would love this book!

  • Sara says:

    I would love to enter – thanks!

    charles and sara at hotmail dot com

  • Kelly says:

    This book would be a treasure! Thank you!

  • Sarah says:

    This is something that I’d love to learn more about!

  • Heather says:

    This would be a big help – we’re planting our first garden this year!

  • Em says:

    My parents had an AMAZING garden when I was growing up (they still do, actually). It’s mostly my dad’s domain, but my mom does the lion’s share of the canning. If you name it, it’s probably in their garden. My dad built an extra room in the basement just to store all the canned goods. Wow. I miss that. I don’t really have the space to have such a spread, but I do enjoy my few little tomato and pepper plants!!

  • Carrie says:

    I’d love to be entered for this!! We are going to try gardening again this year–we tried it last year with minimal success, but hopefully this year will be better. 🙂

  • Carmen says:

    We’re starting a garden for the first time this – I can’t wait to have lots of fresh produce. Two years ago we put up tomatoes, peaches and pears – but they were all purchased. Last year I think we just did black raspberry jam (=black gold!). I would like to have a pantry and root cellar full of goods to eat from all year.

  • Hope says:

    Sounds-like-a-great-ebook!

  • Laura says:

    We’re in a house with decent soil for the first time ever — this would be wonderful! I defintely need a little help!

  • Suzanne says:

    This would really come in handy…thanks for the chance to win!

  • LeoH says:

    Count me in!

  • Jenni says:

    We are blessed with the space to garden and will be canning and freezing lots this year! This sure would be nice.

  • Joy says:

    I am going to attempt to grow some veggies this summer and am planning to can some things so I’d love a book with good advice and tips!

  • Kristina says:

    I would love this! We are really wanting to have our own garden.

  • Jillian says:

    We did our first garden last year and am looking forward to improving on it this year. I would love to have this book to help us out.

  • Whitney says:

    Would love to win – thank you!

  • Daniel says:

    Great info!

  • Amy says:

    I’ve always wanted to plant a garden. Maybe your book will motivate me to actually do it! 🙂

  • Krystle says:

    This method works! Gardening and preserving your own food is a more economical, health, and tasty way to feed your family. Thanks for the post and giveaway!

  • Julia says:

    We just moved into our first house with a real yard and have been hoping to get our feet wet gardening! This book would be a great help!

  • Kim H says:

    Finally convinced my husband to dig up a chunk of the backyard for a garden this year. This book would really come in handy!

  • mf says:

    this looks like a great book!!!

  • Yolanda says:

    We are planting our first organic garden this year and this book would be a great help. I have wanted to grow our own vegetables and fruit for sometime. The garden will also be a great homeschool lesson for our kids.

  • Jaci says:

    My hubby is a horticulturist and love to garden all summer. I would love the help in knowing how to preserve the items we grow! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Paula says:

    I would love a chance to get this book! Thanks so much.

  • brook says:

    Just getting into preserving my food. Looks like a great source of information!

  • Jessica says:

    I would love to win!

  • Kathryn says:

    I would love this book…I’ve always liked the idea of having my own garden but haven’t known where to start!

  • Julie Stewart says:

    I LOVE her site! I have learned so many new things. So awesome, would love to win!!

  • Lisa says:

    My 13 year old daughter is working on gardening and home environment as her 4-H projects. Having less than a green thumb myself, we would love to win this book.

  • Char says:

    I would love to have this book! I canned apples last year and have frozen tomatoes from our garden. This would be a great inspiration to do more and the tips would be beneficial too!

  • Stacey says:

    Would love to read your book!!

  • Michelle says:

    Would love to learn more about gardening:)

  • Micki Risner says:

    I recently found Heavenly Homemaker and loved what I found. Then a friend just sent me this link today because on the 27th I will be teaching a Gardening Workshop (here is our flyer – http://www.box.net/shared/cnqn4cnypy ) and this would be such a blessing to have a copy to keep for myself or give away. How much are these if I don’t win?

  • shannon says:

    my thumb is less than green, so i would LOVE the extra tips!

  • Heather says:

    I am going to have my husband read your article. This will be the first time we plant a garden. Now there’s even more convincing evidence as to why we should make it organic. Thanks!

  • We just moved to a new home and today I was scouting out where our new garden will go – this book would be a great help! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Courtney
    http://www.womenlivingwell-courtney.blogspot.com

  • Adrianne says:

    What a wonderful family activity! Our family is very similar to yours, six of us, with three boys and one girl ages 11-3. We are always looking for ways to conserve and preserve. This book looks like it could really help us.
    Thanks!

  • Amanda says:

    We’re just starting our first garden. I’m a big fan of Laura’s site and would love to win!

  • Faye says:

    I’ve gardened and canned but never tried going organic. Would love to learn how to do that successfully!

  • Lisa says:

    My family and I would be interested in your ebook. We have had our own organic garden for the past few years and have trouble finding canning recipes for our vegetables. I think your book could really help us out. Thanks for considering us.

  • Connie says:

    Would love to give it a try!

  • Jenny says:

    Would love more info on gardening & preserving!

  • Christa says:

    This would be wonderful! We have 3 growing boys of our own who continue to eat more and more as the years go by. Thanks!

  • gateskeeper says:

    I would love to have one of these books. And I have a bit of a library here in my rural corner of the world that I share with my neighbors, so several people would benefit. You know, if my luck runs this way. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Rachel says:

    Oh man! Considering I’m starting to make plans on gardening, this is the book for me! I’ll probably buy it even if I don’t win!

  • Melinda says:

    LOVE Heavenly Homemakers and would LOVE her book!! Thanks so much!!

  • Laura B. says:

    I would love to win this book! It would be so helpful to me as I start growing and preserving some of our own food this summer – I need all the help I can get!

  • Brandi says:

    I was JUST telling my husband we needed to start gardening but we don’t know how!!! This is awesome!

  • Tracy Hall says:

    My inlaws have a garden and I loved picking the squash and tomatoes to eat. Now that we have our own house I would love to be able to start my own garden and cut back on the grocery bills.

  • Anne says:

    Would love this! Last year was our experiment year and am really looking forward to a more productive garden and getting more of it preserved this time around.

  • Erin says:

    I would love this book. I always plant a garden, and do some canning. Last year I started visiting the local farmer’s market. I would love to learn how to really make the most of these great resources.

  • Melissa says:

    I have had a garden for the past 2 years, but I continue to struggle with preserving what I grow. I would love to read her book. It would help me tremendously.

  • Sarah says:

    I want this book sooo bad!! Pick me, please?!?

  • Carole says:

    wow- thanks!

  • Sarah D says:

    This is our second year gardening and I am hoping to have a huge yield this time around. I would love to know what to do with all those veges!

  • Kara Wise says:

    I do a small garden, but would love to know how to put some more produce in the freezer or can it!

  • Carly says:

    I would love to win this book! Thank you

  • Hannah Locklear says:

    Love to learn more!

  • Angie says:

    We are planting our first garden this year so your ebook would be a valuable resource. Thanks for your post.

  • Amanda says:

    I’ve never gardened before, we bought our first place this fall, and I really want to give it a try this summer. I have NO clue where to start!

  • Mary says:

    would love it! thanks.

  • Laurie says:

    Trying to figure out the gardening – would love this!

  • jennifer says:

    LOVE a copy of this! Thanks 🙂

  • Megan says:

    I want to try my hand at some gardening this spring. Bring on the e-book!

  • Leslie says:

    oooh pick me, pick me!!!!

  • Carly Pruch says:

    Living in an apartment doesn’t really lend itself to gardening and preserving, but this is great info for the future, unless you have advice for how to grow a garden from a small, 2nd floor deck. 🙂

  • Lindsay says:

    We are moving soon out to some acerage partly for this reason. We would love as much help as possible as we learn!

  • Beth says:

    I would love a copy of this book! My family has a couple of gardens each year!

  • Ashley says:

    I would love to win. I can’t wait to garden this year.

  • Amy Lloyd says:

    I would love to win! We have been gardening as organically as possible for the last few years, however I could definitely use some advice on preserving, specifically canning. I would love to make my own tomato sauce and can green beans. Thanks!

  • Stephanie says:

    This looks like such a great book! I’ve tried my hand at gardening the past few years with my preschooler, and it’s so gratifying to be able to “harvest” our little crop. I definitely want to get into canning and such – esp. now that our family has expanded. Thanks so much for this great offer!

  • Edie says:

    I’ve been thinking about doing some container gardening this year so this ebook would be a great resource.

  • Tara says:

    This is my first year for a garden. I am very excited.

  • amy says:

    I have been thinking of a garden for years! It seems like such a daunting task, would love to know more for my home environment.

  • Laura says:

    I would love to learn how to grow my own veggies. This book sounds great! I am always looking for fresh fruit and veggies.

  • lori says:

    Last year we lived on a busy intersection right outside of Atlanta. This year, we live in a rural area. So, I plan on doing a much bigger garden instead of just a few tomatoes and cucumbers. This would be such a welcome to gift to help me get started.

    Thanks for your site, I love it!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I would love to get this book and learn more about gardening and canning – something I’m really wanting to learn!

  • amy says:

    I have been wanting to do a home garden for years! The task seems like such a daunting one, for my home environment.

  • LeAnn Randolph says:

    Wow, could I use this!!! I was born from a long line of women with brown thumbs 🙂 I am attempting a container garden to start with so ANY help would be great. I am a huge fan of Laura’s blog (using Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil in dinner tonight, as a matter of fact) and would love to get some in depth instructions on how to garden and preserve all the yummy results.

  • Stacy Isbell says:

    My gardens never quite seem to work out 🙁 Zuccini is the only thing I seem to be able to grow. I can’t even keep a tree alive in my yard.

  • christine says:

    Thank you for this post!

  • Jessica says:

    We are a family of 8 and we garden every year. Last year we put in 3 apple trees and 2 peach trees and 3 blueberry bushes and a whole strawberry patch. Lots of hard work, and it can be so disappointing when the deer just come and snack in my garden whenever they want to!

    But the Lord is faithful and other’s who had a bountiful crop are always willing to share and I am always here with my arms open! I do a lot of freezing, but I’d love to try and can some jam or pack some peaches this year and this would be a great help!

    Great article! Springs almost here and I’m ready to get out there!

  • Briana says:

    Oh, I so wanna win this. I’m hoping to start a “canning club” with some other women who can get together this summer, some to can and some to watch all our crazy kids. It’s the first year I will have tried something like this; I’m hoping it’ll work out and benefit those involved. Thanks for the post and contest. I’m planning to pass it onto my “canning ladies”. 😉

  • Brigitte says:

    I would love to win!

  • heather says:

    Looks like a cool book 🙂

  • melissa says:

    I would love to be entered into the drawing. We recently moved to our new house that includes just under one acre of land. I am so excited about putting in my first garden this year, but nervous too.

  • Angie says:

    We are doubling the size of our garden this year and I couldn’t be more excited. I already bought my seeds and started a few. It’s also a great learning experience for the kids.

  • Susan says:

    Awesome post. I’ve been wanting to learn how to can. I live in a condo with no yard, so I’m limited to what can grow in a pot indoors and what I can buy when its super cheap in season. Thanks for posting!

  • Kellie says:

    I would love to win! This is our 2nd year of gardening, and I’d love to learn how to save some of our veggies for the winter months! We’re also expecting our apple and peach trees to start producing this year, too.

  • carolyn says:

    I’ve always wanted to have my own garden. I bet this book would be great to get me started!!!

  • Charity says:

    I would love to have this book. We have grown gardens (quite small ones) for a few years now, and I still have lots and lots to learn. I have always wanted to learn how to can 🙂

  • Mary Ellen Ash says:

    I would love this book! We are planting our 1st garden this year and don’t know much about how to do it!

  • Shannon says:

    I wouls love that book. I’m thinking about doing a small garden this year.

  • Kandice says:

    I’m greatly expanding our garden and my canning efforts this year. This would be a great resource!

  • hannah says:

    I love to garden and would enjoy learning from this experienced mother.

  • Karen says:

    My garden is just a tiny patch, but I love it. My mom used to can all sorts of stuff, but I never picked it up. I would love to learn now!

  • Erica says:

    This would be ever so helpful! ;o)

  • lisa says:

    i need to get reading about what to do with a garden. i’ve got seedlings coming april 1 and no idea what to do with them! i would love a copy of the ebook. seems it might fit my needs better than the gardening for dummies book i was going to get.

  • Donna says:

    Hi. I would like this resource!

  • jennifer says:

    This sounds great! Please sign me up!

  • Kris Mays says:

    This is our first year gardening with my folks, so our garden plans are big. In spite of a natural black thumb, I still plant a garden every year, and I learn a lot every time and we get some food out of it, too.

    I would love a peek at Laura’s ebook.

    Thanks!

    Kris

  • Erin says:

    Our garden gets a little bigger each year and last year I did a decent amount of canning. I’d love to read the tips in Laura’s book!

  • Colleen says:

    I would love to win this book as I have been wanting to plant a garden and the timing would be perfect. I read Laura’s blog daily. I really enjoy all of her recipes.

  • Kim A. says:

    We would really love and need this book lol. We are planning our first “real” garden this year and need all the help we can get!!Thanks for a chance!

  • Carrie says:

    I would LOVE to know how to garden and can better. My grandparents always have an overabundance from their organic garden every summer, and I hate it when food goes to waste!

  • Kama says:

    I would love to win this. We have a garden and I have a lot of cans, but we have yet to plant anything because we don’t know what we’re doing! Hopefully we can get it started this year!!

  • Beth says:

    We’ve had a big garden for the past three years and I want to have an even bigger garden this year. I would love to read the bood to get some pointers.

  • Amy in SC says:

    Would LOVE this! I have planted mostly tomatoes in the past, but don’t get a very good yield. I definitely need some good advice, and this book sounds like just the right thing I need! 🙂 Thank you so much!

  • Becky S. says:

    What a great giveaway!

  • Alicia says:

    Very cool! I want to learn how to garden and can. 🙂

  • Kdolan says:

    This is right up my alley! I love to garden and hope to start canning and preserving this year as our family begins to grow. Thanks for this offer/contest!!

  • Lynette Clark says:

    I am a new gardener this year, have canned before but bought my new pressure cooker, so I am already for the book!
    Thanks

  • Jennifer Laney says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book. I had a garden a year before last with help and didn’t do one last year. I’m ready to start anew and learn as I go so I can teach my children!!!

  • anoo says:

    i would love to win.. 🙂 i don’t know how to ‘can foods’ but would love to try.

  • Marcie says:

    I am making all our own baked goods and trying to buy the best produce possible. We are getting ready to start a larger garden this summer although we are unsure how to keep the deer away.

  • I would so enjoy winning this book! I had a ton of tomato plants last year, but due to all the excess rain we had they picked up a fungus that rotten them from the inside out. Would love your tips on doing organic successfully.

  • Julia says:

    OH this would be great! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • Merry Jo says:

    I’d love this! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  • I would love this! We’re starting our first garden this year.

  • Kimberly D says:

    We are in the process of planting our spring garden. This book would be great!

  • rachaelp says:

    I would love this book! We’re putting in our 2nd garden and I’d really love to learn how to can.

  • Angela Bailey says:

    I love Laura’s blog, too. Thanks for giving away her ebook.

  • Tracy says:

    This would be a life saver for me. I want to start my own garden this year but I don’t really know where to begin.

  • M@ says:

    win win!

  • Jenny says:

    This is a long term goal of mine and honestly I don’t yet know where to begin!

  • Kary says:

    I would love this book! We are clearing off the back of our property tomorrow so that we can start our first garden. I am so excited. I am also very interested in preserving.

  • gina says:

    Oh man…I am soo into this! I would love some help and motivation!!

  • Lydia Graves says:

    Count me in! I’ll (hopefully!) be needing this info in a few months.

  • Lorelei says:

    This looks like a great opportunity to learn how to make the most of my yard and my budget!

  • Crystal says:

    I would LOVE to win this! This is our 2nd year of gardening, but I have no clue when it comes to preserving! I’m off to check out her blog, thanks!!!

  • diane says:

    I have 72 plants sitting in my living room popping up through the dirt and hoping for ideas to do with the produce…winning this would help tremendously!

  • cindy says:

    I’m a wannabe gardener who has yet to find success with my own garden. this book may be just what i need!

  • Beth Eklund says:

    We started our first garden last year and we definitely need to learn how to make the best use of our space and canning is something that we would really like to learn about! Plus we are trying to eat foods that are organic, but that gets expensive, so we want to be good stewards of our money and grow our own food. So this book looks very useful and informative. Hopefully we’ll get one today. 🙂 Thanks for all the helpful posts. I’ve really enjoyed the shopping help, the heads up on coupons and deals. Already this month, I’ve reduced my grocery bill by 33%. Hopefully I’ll do even better next month!

  • Robin Eggen says:

    I’d really like to try this although it may be too late for this year? Thanks so much for the chance!

  • Katie says:

    I would love to learn more about preserving the foods we grow in our garden!

  • Krystal B says:

    Me and my husband have been planting our own garden for 3 yrs. now and last year started canning and freezing some of our produce, but I would love to do more this year and I could use some help. Hope to win this helpful ebook.

  • Lynette says:

    Would love to have this book!

  • Michelle says:

    I live in the city, so my space is limited but would love to know the best way to get started. Thanks

  • Diane D says:

    Would love to win this book!! Thank-you!

  • Kathy Davis says:

    This is my dream, to grow our own food in our own garden! Would love to win a copy!

    Kathy D.

  • melissa says:

    sounds like great info, would love a copy!

  • Anna P says:

    I just ordered seeds and plants for what might turn out to be a very ambitious garden. With a three and a half year old and one year old twins, I’ll need all the help I can get!

  • Jennifer says:

    I am very excited about this giveaway as I have just checked out tons of books on canning and preserving from my local library and to own my own personal copy would be wonderful. I have aspirations to be a homesteader so perhaps one day. I thought canning would be a good starter.

  • sheryl says:

    Would love to learn more on gardening.

  • Aimee B says:

    What a great post and giveaway. I can’t wait to plant my garden this spring.

  • andrea s says:

    loved her info and would love to know more…scared of canning myself truth be told!

  • delilah says:

    I would love to win, we are starting our first garden in a few weeks and I have no idea where to begin!!!! Thanks

  • Virginia says:

    Thanks! I could definitely use some extra help in this area. 🙂

  • Brianne Y. says:

    What a help this would be to our family!

  • Doreen says:

    I would love this book! My boyfriend and I are determined not to go into debt. That means when we get married (and before we get married!)we’ll have to cut all the extra expenses off our budget AND the garden will have to be big and the canning and preserving top priority!

  • Tonya says:

    this will be my first year gardening on our own property, in the past we’ve gardened with/for other people. I’m a little nervous about staying on top of things, but am excited to do even more canning this year.

  • Andrea says:

    We had our first garden last year and had a great year with tomatoes so I quickly had to start figuring out how to can and freeze them! This year we are expanding to more veggies and I am trying to plan ahead to know what to do with the excess so that it will last through the winter.

  • Alycia McAlpine says:

    Very interested in this e-book. This is my second year gardening and I am always looking for new ideas.
    Alycia

  • Tracy N. says:

    WOW! I can’t believe all the comments! We are starting our first garden this year also. I have been saving jars and planning. There is so much information out there that it can get overwhelming. I KNOW Laura has simplified it so I would love to win her E-book.

  • Cristina says:

    I’ll take any help I can get when it comes to gardening and preserving. We’ll be planting a garden for the first time this year.

  • Kathryn P. says:

    We just built garden beds this week and I’d love more tips for saving our extra veggies!

  • Jennifer Hill says:

    I love to read Laura’s blog. I would love to win this. We just purchased raised garden boxes to start a garden this year. Laura’s book would sure come in handy.

  • Kindra says:

    Wow… this is great! Thanks so much!

  • Darcy says:

    Although in an apartment, I do have a decent-sized deck….you’ve gotta start somewhere!

  • Anna Whiteside says:

    I love her blog AND I’m starting my first garden this year! This book would be great!

  • Casey says:

    I am new to gardening and would LOVE a copy of this book! I have never canned anything before and my budget definitely needs it. Any help I can get would be a blessing from the Lord!

  • Alissabeth says:

    I would love a copy! My mom and I are really wanting to garden and we would have to start at the very beginning. We haven’t done it before and can use any help we can get!

  • Liz says:

    Count me in…I am starting a SMALL garden this year and could use some help!

  • rebecca hess says:

    I’d love this! thanks 🙂

  • Oh, I LOVE Laura!! Love her blog, her frugal and healthy ideas, her recipes!

    Our family moved onto a 5-acre “farm” last Spring, so this is our first year to really have a garden at our new home Would be thrilled to win a copy of Laura’s ebook on gardening and preserving!

  • Joy says:

    I just started canning last summer and I love it! I’m so excited to learn and do more.

  • Amy P says:

    I just started canning and would love to learn more!! Great giveaway!

  • Heather says:

    My husband discovered canning when we found a local apple farm that had an early frost and apples were 28 cents a pound. He canned 25 jars of applesauce in one weekend. MMMMM. We are also doing our first garden this year. Love that I know exactly what in the food we sever our family. Thanks for the great article.

  • angela cole says:

    Cant wait to build my own garden this year w/ the little ones! 🙂 Thank you!

  • momondealz says:

    We plant a garden every year and always have so many tomatoes! We would LOVE this book!

  • tricia says:

    I grow some tomatoes and a few other things. I need to learn to better organize using the things I grow…

  • Staci says:

    OH I would love to win. I am very interested in this topic and could use some tips. PICK ME! Staci

  • Janelle Stevens says:

    This would totally help me with my gardening/canning goals. Thanks.

  • Teale says:

    I’ve always wanted to have a garden. We just bought a house and I don’t know the first thing about getting started!

  • Becky G says:

    We built a vegetable garden last fall and are looking forward to planting in it soon. This book would be very helpful to us!

  • Kristy says:

    Would love this! Last year we preserved lots of peaches, even more pears along with 2 kinds of pickles, relish, cranberry sauce, salsa and tomatoes, but not nearly enough! We would love to preserve more this year, and with peaches being the first thing available I am already making plans as we are almost out of canned peaches and peach chips even after rationing them!

  • Kristy says:

    You are such an inspiration! I’ve love to win!

  • Kandice says:

    For those who have limited gardening space, (and even those who don’t!) you should check out the Square-Foot Gardening concept. There’s a book out about it, but you can also learn about it online. It’s a really great way to maximize your production in a small area. We’ve been doing it on our small city lot for three years now, and we get enough food to share with the neighbors!

  • Sandy Treece says:

    We would love to have this book to give us the know how…we are inspired!

  • Lori says:

    Would love to see her jam ideas, as well as a good spaghetti sauce!

  • Karen says:

    Books would be great to use this year. Thank you.

  • Jenn V. says:

    Great post! I’m also looking forward to gardening this year, but my tomatoes were hit with a blight last year that is going to limit what I can plant this year. I enjoyed being able to cut up the tomatoes, stew them and then freeze them for later use. Guess I need to get inventive this year…

  • Libbi says:

    Strongly considering a garden…need all the help I can get! Thank you!

  • Misty says:

    Ahhh!! I want to have a garden w/ more than my dying tomatoes this year!!

  • Samantha says:

    I’ve started growing tomatoes inside already! Along with peppers and herbs! I’m planning a large garden and am hoping to be able to can a ton (will be my first time)! I’d appriciate any help!!

    Sam

  • Jennie says:

    I would love to read this book! What a neat thing to do!

  • April says:

    Love it! Please enter me for this great info!

  • Can’t wait to get my garden in this year.

  • Steph says:

    I would love this! Thanks for the chance.

  • A vegetable garden and canning food completely intimidates me. I would LOVE a how to guide that tells it to me in baby steps!

  • Not sure we get enough sunlight for gardening now, but someday when we get a bigger place…. 🙂

  • Erin says:

    Can’t wait to get my garden started, this would be a helpful book.

  • Erin says:

    I would love Laura’s book! I only have a small space to garden but love to cram it as full as I can.

  • Katherine says:

    This book would be a great help. Thanks.

  • Julie says:

    great post…very inspiring! 🙂

  • Holly says:

    I’ve learned on my own, but would love some tried and true tips!

  • Emily says:

    I want to garden but I dont know how!

  • Amber Courreges says:

    This would be so great I would love to be apart of the drawing! Amber Courreges

  • kia says:

    would love to have this!!!!

  • Mrs. R. says:

    I SO wish I had paid attention when we lived with our grandparents as children…..they did all this with such ease and grace!

    Thank you for entering our family. 🙂

  • Allie Z says:

    I’d love to win this! Laura is fabulous!!

  • Kim says:

    I would love to learn more about gardening

  • Mamosa says:

    Love to eat organic, but it is wreaking havoc with our food budget. I’d love to have this e-book to help me preserve our own!

  • Vincent says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Sandra B says:

    I would so love to learn more about this! My parents had a really large garden when I was little and as a result I have always loved veggies. Unfortunately I was very young and didn’t retain much of the information or inherit the green thumb.

  • Laura says:

    I gave gardening a try last year and didn’t do so well. I could use some guidance……

  • Lacy Brupbacher says:

    Been thinking of starting a garden this year since we’re moving from our apartment into a house with a back yard! Would love a copy of this book!

  • Brooke says:

    Would love to win this! We love to garden!

  • Danielle says:

    Would love a copy of this. Love all of Laura’s blog! Really am trying to move my family toward more healthy eating.

  • Wendy says:

    I think we must be two peas in a pod! 🙂 Would love to read your book and learn more about providing for our family.

  • Paula says:

    desperately need to win this book!

  • Diana says:

    Oh please, please!!! I am planning on starting a garden this summer and know absolutely nothing about it. I need this book!!!

  • tammy says:

    i really need to read this ebook! i am in the process of planning our garden right now! we’ve had gardens in the past but not much planning ever went into the amount of plants and seeds, or location of it…not this year, I’m determined to make it GREAT!

  • Angela says:

    I’d love a copy of this book! I’ve done gardening in the past, but haven’t found it to be very cost efficient. Hopefully this book will help with that.

  • Joanna says:

    I am so excited to be finished with apartment living someday so I can start growing my own food!

  • Jennifer Corcoran says:

    I’m eager to learn canning. Thank you for this great post.

  • Carol says:

    Would love this. We just moved from a location where we had 15 farms in a 5 mile radius, and we would get leftovers not sold at the end of the day. It was wonderful! But I have no idea how to grow anything myself, now that I need to, or how to preserve anything.

  • Glenda says:

    This book is just what I need. I finally have gardening down, but I definitely need help with the canning!

  • TJ says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Hope I win!

  • Joy says:

    I have not had a garden since I was a child until this year, our first in a house since. Each day I am amazed at the progress. It feels great to get your hands dirty. I would love to can something from the garden.

  • Jessica says:

    Just bought my first canning jars, this would help us out a lot!

  • Angel says:

    Gardening is the shiznit!

  • Susan J says:

    I’d love this! Thank you!

  • Would LOVE a copy of this book 🙂
    Thanks!

  • Rhonda says:

    Gardening is a wonderful family project. This e-book sounds great. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  • rachelc says:

    Would love this book… I am planning to do a garden with my son this summer!

  • I would love this book to get me started!

  • Amy says:

    What a great giveaway! We just started our first garden last summer, and we’d love to get some ideas about how to preserve our extras. Thanks!

  • I would love this book to get me started.

  • Mona says:

    Missionaries to Mexico. Would love to put in a garden and can. Would really enjoy this book.

  • Jodi says:

    I would love to get a book. I’m trying hard. This is my second year of gardening. I need that extra oomff to get me going to the preserving section. This book would be that! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Amy says:

    Would love this book-can use all of the help I can get!

  • Lindy says:

    I am a beginner at canning, applesauce making, and sweet corn freezing. It is a lot of work, but I love pulling it out in the middle of winter to get a reminder of the summer sunshine!

  • Jenn says:

    Just planted my first garden last summer…..so need this book!!!

  • Katie says:

    would love to start gardening this year.

  • Amy T. says:

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this! I’ve been following the Heavenly Homemakers blog and absolutely love it. I also started gardening last year, but want to do way more this year.

  • Jennifer says:

    Sounds amazing! I’d love to win!!

  • amber says:

    So this post has impecable timing!!! Just yesterday I asked my husband if he wanted to start a garden this year and of course he does!!! So off to the library I went….only to find a slim selection on gardening:-( am I the only 1st time gardener with no idea where to start? I need a starting point & some help:-))

  • andrea_m. says:

    would love to win a copy of this book! thanks =)

  • Sara Pascale says:

    Oh man this is super cool – we are just beginning our first attempt at gardening…seriously my seeds are germinating in the pantry LOL! We would love the advice and help from the e-book!

  • Randee Snyder says:

    The garden is in, and would really like to learn more about canning the fruits of my labor.

  • Kristina says:

    Awesome giveaway… i’d love to win!

  • Jori says:

    I would love this book!

  • Char~ says:

    We would LOVE to win your ebook, Heavenly Homemaker’s Guide to Gardening and Preserving! We just purchased all the wood to make raised beds for gardening. Due to my health issues we have chosen to use raised beds that are 12 feet long and 4 feet wide that we will rub with linseed oil which is much more natural and safer than pressure treated wood. We have chosen this method of gardening so I have a place to “perch” while working in the dirt during planting and weeding. I am desiring to get back into using the natural resources we have. We desire to make a difference in our health AND our pocketbook! We will be writing about our adventures on our website http://www.thetravelingtwosome.com hoping to help others learn from our trials and errors all while enjoying the process. Hopefully with much success! It will also showcase how one can have a natural garden even while living in the city. We will also link to other info that might be helpful to our readers!

    Happy Gardening!
    Char~
    http://www.thetravelingtwosome.com

  • carla says:

    Would love a copy of this book!
    I just started going organic. 😉

  • Mrs. G says:

    I’m a newbie when it comes to gardening. I only have herbs right now, but would love to branch out!

  • stefanie says:

    Oh man, would I LOVE to win this one!! I am planning on taking my first stab at gardening in containers (since we live in a townhouse) to try to save money for my family of 7. Any help from Laura would be awesome! Thanks girls!

  • Alison B says:

    can’t wait to see the outcome, and if I’m a winner 🙂

  • Elsa says:

    Would love to have the book!

  • Katherine says:

    I’d like to learn about gardening and preserving. Looks like a great resource. Thank you.

  • Renee says:

    I’d love to enter! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  • Wendi says:

    Great article. I cannot wait to check out her site. I would love to do more gardening. Never been my strong point, but would love to make it one. Better food, better bonding time and saving money are all good things. Maybe her book could help me on this journey. Thanks.

  • Lucy dufendach says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. I garden GALORE.

  • Sandy says:

    Winning this would be such a Godsend! Taking care of my 89 year old mother has really helped me to pack on the weight and limited my activity level that I desparately need to loose what I can. I totally believe eating healthily will aide greatly. I need to learn to how to grow more veggies than I know how now and I definitely need help in learning how to preserve. Fingers crossed!!!

  • maura says:

    Oh, I would love to win this. We hope to start a garden this year, and I don’t know where to begin.

  • Becky says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks!

  • Kristina says:

    Would love this! We are really wanting to start a garden this year. I tried to comment earlier and my 17mo turned the computer off right as I was clicking on submit. So, sorry for 2 entries if the first one went through. I wasn’t trying to enter twice! 🙂

  • Lisa says:

    I’m planning my first garden now and would love to add this book to my gardening and preserving library.

  • Chantielle says:

    I would love to win this book. I started my garden last year and it was great for the summer, but once gardening season was over I didn’t have anything left, because I have no idea how to preserve any of it, help!

  • Julia says:

    I rarely leave giveaway comments, but this seems like such a neat idea. I would love to have a garden grow in spit of my black thumb.

  • Robert Smith says:

    im really tring to get in a organic state of mind need some help i think my family would love reading that book together

  • Jen K says:

    This sounds awesome! I am new at all of this and your book would be a great tool for my family’s future!

  • Need A Nap2 says:

    Would love this book and learn more about trying to grow a garden! 🙂

  • Ashley A. says:

    We are starting up our square foot garden, year 2, this would be a great help! Thanks!

  • Teresa says:

    I would love to learn how to do this!

  • Lenaya says:

    I am just starting my second garden and really want to get enough to learn to can and preserve. I am so new at this and would love a copy of your book!

  • Jessica Wilhite says:

    This is our first year trying to start our garden. I would love to learn more about it!

  • ashley says:

    I would be so appreciative if I had a chance to win this book. What a great idea.

  • Oh I would love this prize! I started growing simple things like tomatoes and bell peppers a few years ago and my husband has since gotten a green thumb and grows all kinds of things, I need to get better at preserving our fresh produce!!

  • Laura says:

    I have always wanted to learn how to preserve. We are struggling financially and would love another way to eat better and save money at the same time. Thanks for offering up your ideas!

  • emily hood says:

    did my first garden last year…my trials and errors year. I also did my first attempt at canning and freezing and dehydrating, more trials and errors. I would love this book!

  • sue chibana says:

    I want to start gardening to save money and also eat organic. I love your site.

    sue

  • I would love to win a copy of her book. I’m a relatively amateur gardener and canner. We’ve just moved to an area where gardening is supposed to be a lot easier (i.e. things will grow =) ) than the Oregon coast where we last lived, so I’m starting to plan things like what can grow in containers in our rental home’s yard and hoping to find a great deal on a pressure cooker to put up more food. I put up a few jars of applesauce 2 seasons ago and about 16 pounds of peaches last year (though most were given away when we moved due to being put up in the freezer… I still have 2 jars!).

    Sorry… I got carried away – I LOVE talking gardening and canning =)

  • Jessica says:

    I love Laura’s blog & didn’t even know she had this guide! Please count me in! Thanks!!

  • Amber Barnum says:

    I would love this book! We just moved into a house with a large yard, and I was planning on planting our first garden this year. 🙂

  • Beth Crace says:

    I would love to learn the art of canning. My grandmother always did & my dd just asked today if we get to grow our own food again this year.

  • Lara says:

    We do a garden every year, I would love to be able to can some of our delicious produce!

  • Celia says:

    I would love this book. We garden and I grew up gardening BUT preserving is new to me!!! I made jam last year but I’d love to learn more!

  • MtQPonNana says:

    Love to garden and put up the extra we have…Would love to get the book as there is always something new to learn.

  • Gwen says:

    If you have any older relatives or friends they can be a great source of canning supplies as well. When my world turned upside down and I became a country boy’s wife many years ago several of his aunts and great-aunts were old enough they no longer wanted or cared to can any longer.
    That being said (and as those turns and twists in life take us) I went into the corporate world for a decade or so and didn’t have a garden, can or anything of the sort.
    Now I’m back to the farm, putting in our first garden in a dozen years, couponing, canning and frugal living as well :). There are many things to re-learn along the journey and I’m looking forward to a fresh start!

  • Kristen says:

    I would love to learn how to have a garden of veggies!
    i don’t have a green thumb at all lol 😉

  • Mari says:

    I love this bl0g and I would love to win her ebook

  • Tina says:

    I would love this book, I have already wanted to try canning but have been too scared to try. This would give me the information I need to do it right!

  • Marj M. says:

    I would love to have a copy of this ebook. I would also like to know how you make your tomato soup and can it………Hubs does not care for my recipie, let alone trying to can it.

  • Jessica says:

    This is just what I need! I am hoping to do this for the first time this summer and need all the help I can get!!!! Thank you for this post!

  • Michelle Murphy says:

    I’m starting my garden soon and would love a copy of this book!

  • fawn says:

    wow!!! I would love to learn and get this E book.
    thanks for the chance

  • C Young says:

    I would love to learn how to can produce.
    I am a little afraid to do it because my Grandma always said to be careful of botulism when canning. Well that stuck in my head so the
    fear is there.
    Now I need help on overcoming that so that I can use everything I grow this season.
    Thanks for any help

  • Tammy D. says:

    Nice giveaway, thanks for the chance. I so want to learn to garden and preserve.

  • Sara Jane says:

    Great guest post! I am taking my garden to a new level this year and would love to win this book. Thanks!

  • Nancy Rice says:

    I’d love this book. Anyone who wins will be blessed by it:)

    ~Nancy

  • melinda s says:

    I would love this book!!!
    I’ve got all the equipment…..just need some help on what to do with it!!

  • Marla Rigas says:

    Would love to have this book!

  • Merrilee says:

    would love to win this! I need as much help as I can get when it comes to gardening! 🙂

  • WilliamB says:

    This sounds like a great book.

  • blessed-with-3 says:

    I would love to receive a copy of this book! Thanks. 🙂

  • bevb says:

    sounds like a great book!

  • Darcy says:

    We are a family of 10. I am self taught when it comes to garden preservation so I could use any help I can get! I definitely didn’t preserve enough food last summer to make it through the winter.

  • Dawn Olsen says:

    I have been canning for many years and now help my daughter by “putting up” for them in exchange for produce! The book looks like it would be very good and helpful! Thank you!

  • Mary says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book!

  • Margaret says:

    Would LOVE this book – I am a wannabe gardener at best and would enjoy getting more from the ground. Thanks!

  • Debbie says:

    Hope to start a garden this year. Book would be helpful.

  • Terrie says:

    Would love to have this book and learn about organic gardening.

  • stephanie laubach says:

    Would love to win & get some new ideas!

  • Serena says:

    I would love to win a copy of the e book. I have wanted to try canning for a long time 🙂

  • Lori says:

    I would love to learn more about preserving food!

  • Kelly Heil says:

    Hi! I look forward to planning, planting & preserving for my family! Thanks for the great website.
    Kelly H.

  • Jessica Riggins says:

    This is our family’s focus this year. This would be an awesome help, and what a great resource!
    Thanks!

  • Samantha Mohlenhoff says:

    We are planning to start a garden this spring and have already started composting for it! We could us all of the help that we can get! thank you!

  • Kristie Agee says:

    This is something I plan on getting into, because I’m going to start being a stay-at-home mom and want to save as much money as I can.

  • Heather says:

    We grew a garden last year and loved it. I would love to learn more about saving and preserving our foods!

  • RuthS says:

    Sounds like a great giveaway! I love gardening!

  • GREAT post! We garden too, and the benefits are wonderful. My son and my husband have enjoyed spending time together lately getting everything ready for planting.
    Thanks for sharing! I LOVE Laura’s blog and am a frequent reader there too.
    I’d love to be entered into the drawing.
    Blessings,
    Amy O/picketfencemom

  • Natalie says:

    Looks like a great and informative book, I’d love to win it! I started gardening last year, and love the rewards of growing my own fresh veggies!

  • Tiffany Ninemire says:

    This will be our second year to garden.. whith nine kids we eat just a lot of everything..
    This would be a wonderful rescource

  • Marie says:

    I would love to have a chance to win this ebook! I would love to have a garden by next year. My kids love fruits and veggies, so it would be very beneficial as they get older to grow as much as I can.

  • Susan says:

    I have a brown thumb, so to even think that I could grow veggies and do anything remotely close to what’s in this post is amazing to me. I’d love to be entered in the drawing!

  • Jennifer H. says:

    I would love the book! I’m planning my first full garden (not container) right now. 🙂

  • shawnna says:

    I would love this book. So far I am only canning tomatoes, applesauce and jam. I’m a little scared to attempt anything eles.

  • Dawn says:

    This book sounds fantastic! I have been wanting to start a garden but have no idea how. My kids would love to do this project with me as well. Love your sight also msm!

  • gina says:

    I would love to win this!

  • Mandy says:

    We are planning our first garden this year and I would love to use the tips from this book!

  • Tara Solomon says:

    We just moved and now have the space in our yard for a garden. I love cooking and feeding my family fresh nutritious meals but don’t know how to get started. This would be very helpful!

  • Diane P. says:

    I love to garden and remember helping my grandmother can jars of fruit from her many fruit trees in the backyard. Homegrown produce, there is nothing like it.

  • Anna says:

    I have been researching for months now in preparation for my first garden. I am planning on using the Square Foot Garden method and can’t wait. Keep your fingers crossed that my awesome luck/ability to kill plants before I even make it home from Lowe’s with them isn’t in full force! Would love this book! 🙂

  • Carrie S. says:

    I would love this book! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Terri says:

    I used to can fruits and veggies years ago with my mother and have gotten away from it. I do hot pepper jam and strawberry jam, and that’s about it. When I read this article and saw that she made her own tomato soup, that got me thinking…..We started the “square foot garden” method last year and LOVE it! It saves on space and weed pulling! We have never had such beautiful green peppers. I would enjoy reading this book for sure!

  • Sara Z. says:

    I’ve been wanting to plant a garden for several years now. I am hoping that this will be the year!

  • Emily says:

    This is going to be my third year for a garden. I’d love this book.

  • Sarah says:

    We started a garden last year, and the only thing that grew really well were the zucchini. I’m hoping we have better luck this year.

  • Kimberly Marsh says:

    We’re planning on starting a garden this year to help offset grocery costs. I’m definitely not a green-thumb so it should be interesting.

  • Jules says:

    I’m breaking ground for my first garden next week. I’m excited (and a little nervous). I think this book would be a terrific resource for me!!

  • Sherry B says:

    My son is doing a large garden this year and I would love to give him this book and read it myself. I know he’s going to have lots of extras and I can’t wait for fresh vegies! 🙂

  • Tanya says:

    I’m a light gardener and canner. Would love some guidance on making both more a part of my family’s routine. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • alison says:

    thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • Anne says:

    I would love this as our family needs all the help we can get! I would like to try canning this year so this would be a great resource!

  • jennifer says:

    My husband is the country boy and I am the city girl. We live in the city but we have created a yard that we can garden! I still am learning and would love to read your book so that I can keep up with my husband!!! Thank you 🙂

  • Nancy says:

    I canned hundreds of jars of mixed vegetables, fruits, jellies, pickled beets, etc. for years thanks to my granddad who had a 1+ acre garden. Now, that my children are older, they want to get back to basics too! By canning our food, I knew exactly what was going into each jar – God’s Produce & My Love! Any size garden will save you money, I would love to have a copy of your book to pass on to my daughter who just got married 5 months ago.

  • Katy says:

    We just started “planning” our area for organic gardening.
    This is a great post and now I know what is in store for us!

  • Andrea says:

    I have tried to garden last year and I was not very sucessful. I have a problem with ground hogs and they ate everything except the potatoes. I would love to learn how to preserve and can vegs. I do buy local corn and freeze it but that is all I know how to do.

    • Tricia says:

      @Andrea, groundhogs are a pain we have had the same problem the only solution I have found is eliminating them. However if you put a fence around the garden (I use chicken wire) and stake it into the ground it seems to help they don’t usually dig under it but prefer to lift the edge and squirm under. They seem to like seedlings and sweeter stuff like cantilope more than other stuff. Rabbits will also eat your seedlings.

  • Naomi says:

    We’re are trying to get a garden going this year, but are a bit overwhelmed, since we don’t know much at all about it. I’m sure the book would be very helpful!

  • betsi says:

    This book would be a fantastic way to start off my gardening and preserving endeavors! Recently purchased home on 5 1/2 acres and ready to grow lots to feed my husband, myself and our 3 sons!!!

  • Ellie says:

    What a great resource! This is our family’s (of five) first year to garden and with a very small house and virtually no freezer space, we are VERY interested in learning more on canning. This book sounds like a great place to start!

  • Lisa says:

    Every year we have a large garden, and we’ve started to do more and more canning. I would love to learn more from this book. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  • Jennifer says:

    I plan on starting my first garden this year so this book would be a great help!

  • Angela says:

    Would love to read it. We’re getting ready to start our garden this year!

  • Diane says:

    I’m wanting to increase our garden and start using more homegrown foods. Would love to learn more about preserving what we grow.

  • Laura says:

    Looks like a great book! 🙂

  • We have talked about this each year and hope to make it reality this time! I did have a few pepper plants and some basil last year and I loved that. Would love this book!

  • Sarah says:

    I’d love to read this book!

  • Sandra Hutson says:

    Gardening and canning–wonderful!

  • Chris says:

    We have had a small garden for a few years but plan to really expand it this year. I would love to start canning as well. I have wonderful memories of all the delicious canned fruits and vegetables from my grandmother’s garden.

  • Karin Alvarado says:

    I have not had a garden before (other than my grandparent’s) and I plan to start one this year. I’m a little scared of canning but hope to learn it soon after. Wonderful post. Can’t wait to read the book!

  • Sara Cart says:

    This is a great offer and I can’t wait to start growing and canning.

  • The Rat says:

    There’s something peaceful about having a garden. My mother-and-law has one and it’s always pleasant to go and pick out some fresh greens and herbs to prepare for supper.

    For a family, not only can this save a lot on money (I also like the mason jar idea for preserving), as you mention, you know what’s going in your family’s bodies. There is a lot of produce being ‘juiced’ up these days and I find it weird how you buy basic items at your local store that should be available locally but comes from the other end of our planet.

    Bartering or trading with friends is also a good thing to get into. My wife loves going to farmers’ markets because of all the fresh produce and wholesome foods.

    Nice pos!

  • pat greene says:

    New to gardening and canning and would love to win a book!

    thank you,
    pat

  • Anjie says:

    Would love to win! I have only canned tomatoes and green beans from the garden and would love the help of learning how to do more.

  • Rachel says:

    I love my garden!! Can’t wait to get out there!

  • Tricia says:

    Gardening is a great stress reliever for me until something goes wrong like all the rain last year and tomato blight uggghh. I have been gardening for a couple of years now and find the benefits of eating organic wondeful. When I stopped eating organic due to working in a diner I felt terrible so I am ready to get back on track and would love any extra help teaching me more about gardening.

  • Lisa says:

    I have been intimidated by canning for years! This book sounds like a great confidence builder!

  • Jennifer Kaiser says:

    Please enter me!

  • Erika says:

    This book looks really interesting! I am getting married and buying a house this book I think would be great, I am interested in canning the stuff from my garden this year, to help out with our small budget this year. I might have to get this book either way! Thanks for the info!

  • susan says:

    i would love more information!! blessings!!

  • Amanda Senentz says:

    I would LOVE any help I can get. We planted for the first time last year, just tomato plants and we loved it. We want to expand this year but I have no idea where to start! I’m betting this book would help immensely.

  • Leigh says:

    I could use some help getting started.

  • Shelby says:

    Would love a copy of this =)

  • Bonnie Gullett says:

    Perfect timing, we just picked up our CSA box!

  • Lori says:

    I love gardening! Last year I started square foot gardening and plan to do it again this year. I haven’t taken time to learn much about preserving, but I’d love to! 🙂 Thanks!

  • Mitzi Halverson says:

    Would love to know more about canning!

  • I would enjoy this book! It has been a couple years since we canned or had a garden. We have recently moved and are working on simplifying our life and saving money. Looking forward to getting back to gardening and preserving. Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Anne says:

    Would love to win a copy! We started our seeds for the garden two days ago, we’ll definitely need to can this year.

  • Christina Main says:

    Would love to have this to read!!

  • Kristena says:

    My husband and I started a garden this year and I’ll be doing my first attempts at canning/preserving. At this point I’m expecting to freeze most of the veges for the ease as we both work full time and go to school. Thanks for the great posts to encourage us the worth of it all.

  • Annie-Michele says:

    Would sure love this book for our family and help me with gardening as i will start and continue to freeze and can my produce; right now I am going by ear with my grandma but need extra help!

  • I’ve been eyeing Laura’s ebook since it came out! Thanks for the chance!

  • tahsha says:

    What a great give-away! I’d love to learn to garden!

  • mom cruser says:

    Would love the book. Thanks.

  • Susan Wright says:

    Would love to read her ebook. Thanks!

  • Jen says:

    Come on warm weather!

  • marybeth says:

    I LOVE to garden and would appreciate any insight! THANKS!

  • Julie Orr says:

    These words made me confident that we made the right decision to start our own garden this year! We have been ‘googling’ how to start a garden and trying to take notes the past 2 weeks. This book would be SO helpful! We have two young sons (3 and 1). Our 3 year old won’t touch vegetables and I really hoping that by involving him and letting him see what he can grow that he will want to eat the ‘veges’ of our labor! Thanks for this post!

  • Amy V. says:

    I’ve been gardening for many years, but would love to learn how to preserve our abundance!

  • rebecca says:

    I always wanted to start canning but just didnt know where to begin. I hope this will be a good resource for that

  • Anne says:

    Hello Spring! Catching the garden fever! 😉 I would love to win this book.

  • Rachelle says:

    Would love the book!

  • Laura says:

    I would love to win a copy of this e-book as preserving will be a new venture for me this summer!

  • vicki says:

    I’d love to win. I have grown tomatoes every year for several years, but I still don’t know how to can them. 🙂

  • Amy K says:

    I would love this book. Last year was our first real garden year that we started really perserving. Before that we just gave away the extras.

  • Jessica says:

    Enter me! 🙂

  • Bethanie says:

    This book sounds really good!

  • Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the opportunity, would love to win your book!

  • Mrs. K Hewett says:

    I would LOVE to have a copy of this book! It sounds like just what I need for where our family is right now. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!
    Blessings,
    Mrs. H

  • Jean says:

    Would love a copy. Our first garden didn’t turn out so good. Thanks for the chance.

  • Jami says:

    Oh please, pick me! Pick me! 🙂

  • rebecca says:

    We are planning to start our seeds tomorrow! I can’t wait to garden!

  • Emily says:

    We just bought a house in July with a huge yard. I’m starting a large garden just so I can grow my own veggies and was going to learn how to preserve so we can have fresh veggies all year. Winning this book would be a great help!

  • Carrie says:

    I’d love to win this ebook. We’ve just bought a dehydrator and love it. I want to get into canning but have never had any experience with it – it seems a bit daunting to me! I’m sure this book would help. Thanks!

  • Ginger says:

    I love to garden! It’s a great activity to share with my family.

  • Jenn Cherry says:

    I love reading Laura’s site and would love to win this ebook as we’re trying to grow more of our own food! Thanks!

  • Amanda says:

    I’m so ready to do this!! would love to know how 🙂

  • Megan says:

    I would LOVE to learn how to preserve.

  • Emily says:

    My husband and I have moved 4 times in the past three years, and I can’t wait for us to settle down in a place with a little bit of yard so that I can finaly start the garden I have always wanted. I grow basil, parsley and some other herbs in a planter on our porch, but it will be wonderful when I can finally grow vegetables. The book would be a wonderful way to get me excited about planning for my future garden!

  • Tracey says:

    This would be a great win. My husband expanded our garden this year (it’s HUGE now) and I know nothing about preserving and canning!

    Thanks!

  • Gretchen says:

    would love to get this as i’m hoping to attempt canning this year.

    thanks!

  • Keri says:

    Understand completely about the safety issues, I want to know what we are eating is safe! Sign me up, I need all the help I can get!

  • Abby says:

    AH! This is awesome! I just started planning my organic garden this week and I would love a copy 🙂

  • Mandy says:

    Thank you MSM for great deals and wonderful guest posts! We’re planning our first garden this year…any advice on growing and preserving would be very helpful. Thank you 🙂

  • Bridget says:

    I grew up gardening, but always feel like veggies end up going to waste if we can’t eat them right away or freeze them. I would love to find out how to can and preserve my veggies!

  • Michelle says:

    I would love to learn more!!

  • Johna says:

    We put out a big garden and do our best with putting up tomatoes and corn but I would love to know how to put up a variety of foods for the winter!! We would LOVE this book.

  • We don’t have land, but I’ve just ordered some “Earth Boxes” to try and get on that road. I’d really enjoy your book!

  • Jen says:

    Would love to win a copy!

  • Cherlene says:

    I would love to win a copy. I’ve been thinking of doing a container garden for a while. Thanks!

  • Holly Kalton says:

    I am a big fan of both Crystal and Laura’s blogs. I would really appreciate this e-book, because I would like to start a garden, but have absolutely no idea how. Thank you for considering me.

  • Kellyn says:

    We are just starting to plan our garden, and pot-plant some tomatoes. We can our own, but I would love to be able to do some fruits and other things as well. Thanks@

  • Heather Nothnagel says:

    Oh, I hope I win! I’ve gardened a little bit, but really have no idea what I’m doing! Would love to have a great tutorial to guide me more.

  • Ginger M. says:

    We would love this book! We are trying to begin a garden this yr for the first time for the health benefits, family time and especially for the expected financial benefit!

  • Amber C says:

    This would be a wonderful resource as I’m planning to syart a garden this year!

  • P. Prayt says:

    Would love to have this resource to cook more organically

  • Jennifer says:

    We have been growing herbs, peppers, and tomatoes for several years. This year I’m thinking about joining a CSA since we don’t have a lot of room for a big garden. I would love to learn more about gardening and canning.

  • AJ says:

    Would love to can!

  • Sarah G says:

    Would love to read more about this. I get excited about the smell of fresh dirt in the spring. Love flowers, but would really love veggies in my pantry/freezer!

  • amymezzell says:

    I would LOVE a copy. I am trying to do my first garden this year, and I’m worried I’ll give up before I even start. The book would help a ton!

  • Charity says:

    What a great post and nice website! We don’t have a yard fit for growing, but we run a CSA group (COmmunity Supported Agriculture) for our city, partnering with an Amish farm near here. I get so much satisfaction out of opening my pantry (and freezer!) and seeing all those jars in there of food I have preserved for the winter months!!!!

  • Dawn says:

    This would be a great asset and an awesome book!

  • bethany says:

    What a great thing this would be to win~

  • Claire says:

    Wonderful! I’d love a copy. Also, If anyone has suggestions on how to do gardening with little space, that would be great. I have very few places in my yard that get sun. I do pots of berries and herbs, but are there other ideas? Thanks! This is great!

  • Amy says:

    Crossing my fingers that I win!!! 🙂

  • Julie says:

    We have had a struggling garden for the past couple of years, but I would love to have a better harvest so we can eat healthy and save money! Please enter me! Thanks!

  • Annette says:

    I really want to start a garden this year, but have NO IDEA where to start! This book would be an awesome resource.

  • Amanda says:

    Have large family and we need to save the money. Last year’s garden was fruitful but it doesn’t give glory to God when we waste it 🙁 Would love this book!!
    Amanda

  • Danni says:

    This book could be such an amazing help. I would love to win it

  • Kirsten says:

    Count me in! This is definitely something I need to learn more about as we come into planting season here in the south!

  • Nina T. says:

    I would love this book! My father’s garden is always over abundant in food….last year I made applesauce and apple butter that I froze..for the first time! So yummy!!!!

  • Alexis says:

    I am looking at starting a garden this yr with my kids and possibly start canning things. You are a great inspiration! I would love to read your book.

  • Stephanie says:

    Our vegetable garden was pitiful last year. Regardless we are trying again and this book would be fantastic!

  • Michelle says:

    We just planted our raised bed garden yesterday! Tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, zucchini, beans, strawberries and herbs. I’d love to learn to can and preserve to captures some of the summertime goodness.

  • Stacy says:

    We skipped a garden last year and boy do I regret it. Looking to do a big one this year so this book would be AWESOME!

  • Ellyn says:

    ooh! I could totally use this! I’m starting my very first garden this year. I’ve got seeds, and have my peppers, tomatoes, & stevia started already 🙂

  • Dee says:

    This is our first full gardening season at our “new” home, and we already have the area picked out for our gardening adventure. This book would definitely be a great help! I can taste the homegrown veggies already….

  • Maureen says:

    I’m trying to convince my husband that we need a fruit tree in the yard–I would love to be able grow apples

  • Mary Ann says:

    Thanks for the opportunity. Feeding our family good food is getting harder and harder. I would love to know how to garden and preserve!

  • Martha says:

    I have gardened and preserved since I was a kid.

  • Marie says:

    My husband and I are joining a CSA this summer for the first time and are excited/nervous about getting all the great produce preserved for the winter!!

  • Karen K says:

    We rent, and I just started my organic garden in containers. would love some direction. This book would be handy.

  • Becky Cox says:

    I think a book like that would be super helpful!

  • Chantelle says:

    We’ve been doing a small garden for a few years but would like to increase the size and improve the productivity! Also, my mom got me a canner for Christmas so I need to learn all the things I can use it for! Would love this book!

  • LaceyLady says:

    This would be fun to win.

  • danielle says:

    I would love to win!

  • Natasha says:

    I just started canning last year and would love some great recipes and how-to. I enjoyed it, but made some mistakes along the way. Please enter me into this drawing. It would be great to learn this skill from someone!

  • Christie B says:

    Would really love this book. Eating healthy is so important to my family and it would be great to be able to do it for cheaper!

  • Cindy says:

    How kind of both of you. I just made strawberry jam and failed miserably. Too much foam. I would love to learn how to freeze vegetables.

  • amy says:

    would absolutely love a book on having a garden and preserving produce for future use!

  • Zhan says:

    I want tips on how to do this in Florida. I love my basil plant and my two baby strawberry plants. Bring on the knowledge!

  • Andrea says:

    I would LOVE to learn more about growing my own garden. I promise I’m going to do it every year and then I talk myself out of it!

  • Mrs Team S says:

    I have had my eye on this eBoook by Laura for a long time! Her blog is such a delight!

  • Sharona says:

    Sure would love to learn to can!! Just freeze my surplus, which doesn’t last long in limited freezer space.

  • Alice says:

    Would love to have some help to start my own gardening.

  • Marnie says:

    Thanks for entering me!

  • Sandy says:

    I would love to win! My husband and I have been gardening for many years but have not done much canning. I have been learning from my mother-in-law and plan on doing more this year. I will be unemployed in a couple of months and we need to do whatever we can to save on our groceries.

  • becka says:

    We moved to the country back in September and were unable to produce a garden. We are hoping this year will be an extra special year with our new space and our new home.

  • Coby says:

    I am just learning to garden, this is my 3rd summer at it. I would love to win a book with some tips and tricks to preserving.

  • pam says:

    We would so enjoy this book! We have some property we can better utilize and I’m always looking for ways to save money and provide healthier living for my family!
    Thanks for the article!

  • Karen G says:

    I would love to win this – and start a garden.

  • Lisa Marie says:

    This sounds like a great resource. I would like to win!

  • Jen G. says:

    I would love to learn how to do some of this.

  • Dana from Alabama says:

    I’ve been thinking I should start gardening and canning now that we have a big yard. This book would be a great start!

  • Brooklynn Gaus says:

    My grandma always had a huge garden and would can everything at the end of summer; green beans, stewed tomatoes,pears, you name it she probably canned it. She made fabulous freezer jelly too!

  • Leigh says:

    I would love this book. I need to start canning and freezing my summer goods because the winter ones from the store taste horrible and are so overpriced!!

  • kris says:

    My husband’s work has been so slow and we really would love to start organic gardening.
    Thank you & God bless you!

  • Hi, Im the mother of 6 boys and a dinasaur sized husband… I would love to get this book ~ or Im going to have to buy stock in Giant Eagle(our local market) lol.. I would truly use this and we would truly benefit from this.

    Thank You

  • Kristina says:

    I have been learning and trying to grow a garden and perserve the past two years. Last year wasn’t as prosperous as I wanted, because I had my third boy in August. I am so excited for this year. Tomorrow I plan to get out in my garden and till the compost and soil. This book would be helpful in my continued process of learning! Thanks for your inspiration!

  • Kim Sementa says:

    I would love to win this ebook!

  • Aubrey says:

    Oh, what an awesome sounding book. I would love to win one. We are planning on having our first garden this year. I’m so excited!

  • Shelli W says:

    I don’t have black thumbs…I have black HANDS! I SOOOO want to learn how to garden and tend to it properly as well as start doing my own canning. this would be an EXCELLENT way to start! Thanks both for the offer!

  • Sonjia says:

    Hello, please enter me!

  • Faith says:

    This will be the first year we will be able to do a small garden and I REALLY want to, but I don’t want to wait too long! I have been looking for advice and so excited to find this:) Thanks!

  • Rachelle Pardue says:

    We are a family of 6 with one on the way. Yesterday the first plantings went into our garden and I’m really excited to learn how to can and preserve. A little scared of the process to tell the truth…Thanks for the post

  • Fatin Burley says:

    I am looking forward to learning more about gardening and preseving and would love a copy of the book.We are a one income family of eight. Having a healthy way to feed them and saving money at the same time would be great. My son’s would love to dig in the dirt also:)

  • lachelle says:

    I would love this! I am working on my 2nd garden ever and so ready to make lots of goodies!

  • Deborah Cooper says:

    This would be sooo helpful, my daughter and I want to try gardening but really have no know-how.

  • Ashley says:

    This would be oh, so wonderful!

  • Jami says:

    I’d love to win a copy of this book! We are a family of four, soon to be 5 by adopting a 7-year old girl. We are planting a new garden and need the tips on preserving! Thank you!

  • Ann B says:

    I’d love to be entered in this contest. I try gardening every year. But the profits of my labor are never much.
    I’ve never tried canning, but I would love to learn how.

  • Diane says:

    I’m planting my first garden this year. I can’t wait to see what God creates!

  • Amy says:

    I want to learn how to can!!! I would love to win this!!

  • Nicole says:

    We love to garden and would really enjoy this book. Thanks!

  • Michelle Fincher says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book! I am very interested in learning about gardening and canning. I used to help my parents and grandparents when I was a child and would like to know how to do it now.

  • Steph says:

    Heavenly Homemakers is a great blog! She’s such an encouragement and I’ve found tons of useful info on her site. Sounds like a great book as well, and I’d love to put to utelize the knowledge she shares.

  • DragerMOM says:

    Gardening is my passion, preserving the bounty is a on-going learning process. I would this book for just that reason. Love your pictures of your bounty!

  • Karen E. says:

    I would love to enter!

  • Deb says:

    I would love to win this book. I have gardened in the past. It is just my dh and I now, but I am urged by God to grow a garden again this year (and I miss it also). With working 2 jobs this will be a challenge, but this is what we need to do at this time. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Karen says:

    We just purchased a home and are starting a garden this year. I am excited, but sure could use her helpful tips. Thanks!

  • I used to do a lot of gardening & I loved it! Hoping to get back into it.

  • Belinda says:

    We are working on building a garden and need some help. I do can peahes and salsa every year and it makes a huge difference. Thanks.

  • Paige says:

    Great article…gets me motivated to can even more! Thanks!

  • Lisa says:

    I totally need this book! 🙂

  • Zena says:

    This is my first garden this year. We’ll see how we do. Thanks for all the info.

  • mary says:

    My family and I love to garden and can not wait until the time comes to turn the garden over and get ready to plant.

  • Sahannan says:

    I would love to win this give-away! I love gardening. 🙂

  • Kerry says:

    I would LOVE to win this book

  • Trish says:

    Great encouragement for getting a garden going!

  • Leah says:

    I’m a newlywed and am looking to start my first real garden this year! (aside from small containers of herbs) I would love to learn about canning and preserving along the way =)

  • Rhoda says:

    I am moving to Alaska and looking for a way to save on groceries in a higher cost of living economy.

  • YAY! great guest blogger article….we have a fam of 6 and started gardening..lol it was a good start but i cant wait for the day where i can have an abundant garden and cans of food.

  • Rachel says:

    This was a great post. Thank you so much. I love to garden but don´t know much about how to store it. Would love to win this book to read and learn more so that I can take better care of my family and budget.

  • PolishMom says:

    Would LOVE to win this book. Used to can and preserve all summer long with my mom and grandmother and I’m just starting to get back into it.

  • Beth M says:

    I would love this book! I started doing this last year and could use some tips!

  • janet says:

    I would love to start making everything from scratch. I have never canned anything but I do put things in the freezer would love to learn how to can.

  • trisha says:

    I definitely need this! For the first time, we’re attempting to grow our garden. Indoor seeds are going, almost ready to plant potatoes. I’ll also need to learn about canning/preserving. Lots to learn this summer!

  • Shelley says:

    We have a garden every year too. I love the freshness & the convenience. I usually jar salsa, but would like to expand that this year. Thanks!

  • Emily D. says:

    I garden every year and it seems like so much goes to waste when I don’t can or freeze. I would love some news tips and how-tos from a different source.

  • Mary says:

    It would really help my family out to win this book!! Even though my parents grew up farming through the depression, i am struggling to learn how to apply what they taught me with todays world. Please keep posting the gardening & canning tips.

  • Carly says:

    This book would save our butts!

    Last year was our first garden season, and it was NOT pretty! We need an intervention 🙂

  • Tami says:

    Newbie gardener and preserver…. 😉 Any help would be great!

  • Tami says:

    I follow Heavenly homemakers blog

  • Sarah says:

    I’m so glad you are doing this! I’ve been wanting to garden but don’t know where to start. Thanks!

  • Anne says:

    I have wanted to garden, but don’t know where to start! Help!

  • Elizabeth says:

    yes please 🙂

  • Trisha says:

    We are planning our garden and what we want to preserve for ourselves this year. This book would be great!

  • Kate says:

    Would love a copy of this book!

  • Sarah A. says:

    I would love a really good book on preserving. I inherited over 6 dozen canning jars and am ready to put them to good use from the the bounty in my garden. Thanks!

  • Katherine says:

    I would love this book, I am so interested in growing our own food. My dad did it when I was a kid and it was very good bonding for the family and the fruits and veggies of our labor were always delicious.

  • lyn says:

    Thanks for the chance!!!

  • Teressa says:

    I would LOVE a copy of this book!

  • Cathie says:

    We are planning our first garden this year and this would be such a big help.

  • Jeanette says:

    Wow I would love this! Great giveaway! Thanks!!

  • Jenn says:

    I’d love a copy of this book! I am a beginning canner/gardener so I need all the help I can get 🙂

  • Martha says:

    This would be so helpful to me! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Suzane says:

    My boyfriend’s mother passed away last year and his fathr gave me BOXES and BOXES of old canning jars because I told him I wanted to start canning stuff like his wife did. My boyfriend grew up on a dairy farm and they lived on the frozen and preserved crops all winter. With his mom gone, we’re on the last jar of green beans and I can see how sad it makes him. I would like to bring back those happy memories by recreating that for him. And I need help to do it! This book would help me do that. Thanks for all you do!

  • Rose P says:

    I have always wanted to start canning. This post is inspiring.

  • Suzanne says:

    Whoops! Mistyped my name and email address above! Too much hurrying!

  • Lee Jacobs says:

    THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! I LOVE TO CAN AND WE DO PLANT A GARDEN. Thanks

  • Faith says:

    I would SO love to win this!! I really want to start doing this and a guide would be awesome!

  • Sandra says:

    We are planning our first garden this summer. I would love to win!

  • Carmen says:

    Would love to garden and preserve like this. Sounds awesome!

  • Moira says:

    This makes me so excited! I am trying to do this for my family right now, learning as I go!

  • Stefanie says:

    I would love this book! I have been reading about square foot gardening and was hoping to get a garden going this year

  • Meghan says:

    Am I too late? I hope not! I aspire to be a wonderful gardner one day…

  • sally says:

    I would love this. We try to can as much as possible from our garden

  • Jackie says:

    I would love a copy of your book! I attempted to grow some stuff last year with no success! Believe me, it was pitiful!!!

  • Jeana says:

    I am so excited about this book. This is going to be my first summer learning to garden, can and preserve our food!! Looking forward to a new adventure!

  • Anna E says:

    I would love to win this book!
    Thanks!

  • We bought our first house last April. With the house came a small garden, but I have no clue what to do with it. We were so busy last year with moving, that we did no planting, just weeding the flower beds and harvesting raspberries. This year I am planning to do quite a bit more, but need help figuring it all out. This book would be a great help.

    The Happy Wife/Danielle
    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

  • chrissyb says:

    I’d love a to win a copy! we’ll start to garden this summer!

  • michele says:

    I would love to have her tomato soup recipe & the book of course! I love to can!

  • Pam Jones says:

    Thanks for sharing, we garden and can….would love the book !!

  • Amy Davidson says:

    I can’t wait to have my own garden someday (I currently live in an apartment and I can’t use my yard to plant a garden) and I would love to learn how to preserve fruits and vegetables!

  • Kristie says:

    I have 4 young daughters and am so excited to be starting our first garden with them this year. My biggest concerns are knowing where to begin and what to do once its started 🙂 I would love a copy of your book to help answer my questions and help us grow the healthy foods God intended for us to have. And, when I am finished, I will pass it on to a friend to help them as they begin their own! Thanks for your generosity!

  • Ellen says:

    I would love some help in making my thumb a little greener 😉 Great giveaway, thankyou!

  • Amy O. says:

    Over the last couple years I have become more and more interested in growing our own food. I would love to buy all organic but can’t afford it so growing our own sounds fabulous. I would love a book like this. Thanks!

  • Teresa says:

    Oh this would be such a help! Thanks for the chance!

  • Mary Catherine says:

    I am growing my first garden this year! This would be awesome and might cut down on 100’s of phone calls to my master gardening father 😉

  • Mandy says:

    I would of copy of this! Thank you for all you hard work!!

  • Sue N says:

    I would love to winr this book! I would love to stock up for winter!

  • Peggy S says:

    I would love to win! Nothing better than home grown produce!

  • Lori says:

    Would love to read this ebook! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Lydia says:

    This would be PERFECT! I’m starting my own herb and veggie garden this year. And, today is my birthday to boot! 🙂

  • Erin says:

    Would love to win this book as I have been doing much research on this subject and would love more wisdom!

  • We started gardening last year, and I am trying to learn more about it. I would love to take a look at that ebook.

  • Tara says:

    Would love to win a copy! Thanks for sharing these.

  • Tawna says:

    I would love to win! Thanks, Tawna

  • Alyson says:

    Now that we own a house, I’d really like to start a garden. I hope I win.

  • Nicole S says:

    I would love a copy of this book! We are just planting our starts in the house now-I have done some tomato sauce canning and pickles before-but would love to get more info.

  • Samantha R says:

    Sounds like a great book! We are doing our first “real” garden this year since we are in a house now and I am so excited! (previously, we have done our garden in pots)

  • Kim W. says:

    We finally were able to buy a house last October and I have so been looking forward to planting a garden! Believe me I need all the help I can get, I’m clueless when it comes to gardening, but I can’t wait to eat what I plant & can some of it too!

  • judyyy says:

    Oh! I so want to win this!

  • mandy says:

    We just bought our first house and finally have space for a garden. I have started some seeds inside and would just absolutely love this book to help me make the most of my garden!!!

  • Heather says:

    I have wanted to start a garden for a few years and thought it too daunting. This would be really motivating!! Great giveaway!

  • Leslie says:

    I’ve been doing a garden for the last two years, but I sure could use a little guidance! Sounds like a great book!

  • Meagan says:

    I would love to learn more about preserving. I am pregnant with our first child and I am really looking for ways to save and eat healthy. Thanks!

  • Sherri says:

    Thanks for sharing your insight and wisdom with us!

  • sarah heredia says:

    I love your blog!

  • Jess says:

    Thank you for the guest post! This book would really help us to use all of the food we receive from our new CSA membership this Summer!

  • Shannon says:

    I am getting ready to plan our garden. What a great help this would be! Thanks!

  • lisa cassano says:

    Hello! I really could use that e-book! Last year my husband and I dug out a 12 by 12 garden (digging through Carolina clay was quite a job!). We amended the soil, followed the directions on the seed packages, and did not do very well. We are trying so hard to lower our food bills, we could really use the gardening tips! Thank-you for your consideration!

  • Erin says:

    Just starting our garden for the first time, this book would be wonderful!

  • Katy says:

    I love organic produce and really want to learn how to grow and preserve them!! PLEASE!!!

  • Lindsey says:

    I would love a copy of this book! We are expecting our first child so I am really wanting to find an inexpensive way to eat healthy!

  • DeAna says:

    We started our first garden last year, and canned a couple things–tomatoes and pickles. We are tripling the size of our garden this year, so I’m sure there will be a LOT more canning things needs done. I could use all the help I can get! lol

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Dessia says:

    i am very interested!

  • My first garden completely flopped and I think I’m ready to try again! I’d love the help from such a knowledgeable mom!!

  • Lori says:

    I have started gardening 3 years now and try to learn something new each time. I have 5 kids and try to get them in the garden as much as possible and it has become even more fun than flower gardening.
    One of my goals is to try to learn about the art of canning and preserving my produce for our family the whole year. This book sounds great, thank you for offering this.

  • jen says:

    i would love to start growing my own produce to save on grocery bills. i plan on a garden project this spring/summer and have my daughter pitch in. this book would help tremendously as i don’t know where to start. thanks!

  • Denise A says:

    I tried my hand at gardening last year, and my flowers survived but veggies did not. I’d love this book to help me along the way and keep us eating veggies/fruits throughout the winter!

  • Colleen Y says:

    Would love to win this book! Just getting my seeds started….

  • Kim Van Patten says:

    I cannot wait to read more of the website, it is wonderful to see how you can save money, involve the family and eat healthy. I am looking forward to learning all about it!

  • krista says:

    Third year at gardening, still working out the kinks. Would love to grow enough to can and freeze the leftovers!

  • Rozzierozburn says:

    I love Laura’s site and would love this ebook!

  • Li says:

    I would love to win a copy! We finally have some space for a garden for the first time ever and I have no idea what I’m doing! LOL

  • Beth T. says:

    I’d love to be able to win. I am starting a garden this summer and could use as much information as possible. Thanks.

  • Amber Howard-McGinnis says:

    We just bought a new house on 8 acres (after living in tiny apartments with no sun, for 7 years) and we can finally have a garden……now if only I can stop my “brown thumb” from killing the plants……. : )

  • Diane Mills says:

    I would love this! We’ll be moving into our first home soon and I’ll finally have a yard to start growing a garden in! I definitely have a lot to learn though.

  • Trish Y. says:

    I’m a big fan of gardening… Would love the book…
    Trish

  • Kelly D says:

    With the unpredictable growing season in Colorado I need to be ready to pick and preserve anything that does grow. I need to learn how to do more than peaches, apples, and zucchini.

  • Holly Oliva says:

    wow! this is so inspiring! i have tomato seedlings started right now…canning would be a great idea!

  • Crystal G. says:

    We’ll finally have a house with a yard this year, so I would love to win a copy of this book!

  • edith center says:

    would love a copy of this book. laura always has such great tips and suggestions.

  • Nikki says:

    We just started our pantry – a book for help with preserving would be fantastic!

  • Whitney says:

    Now that our daughter is eating table food we’re really watching what we put on our table. I’m so excited that we’re starting our first garden this year!! This book would be perfect :)!

  • Corissa says:

    I’d like to garden and preserve food, but it is awfully intimidating. Maybe this book would help!

  • Debby says:

    My husband and I had a great garden last year, but didn’t know what to do with all the leftovers. I froze onions, peppers, and what not, but need to learn about the canning!!!!

  • Roxanne says:

    This looks like a great book!

  • ksenia says:

    We just bought a house with a little bit of land and I would LOVE to get started with a vegetable garden. This book would be most helpful as I am totally on par with Laura’s philosophy.

  • Jessi says:

    I finally have a garden space but need help! This would be perfect!

  • Kari Hamilton says:

    As a newlywed and soon to be mom, I am very excited to learn about canning and preserving fresh fruits and veggies. It seems to be a lost art in my generation and I look forward to the opportunity to bless my family with delicious foods year round!

  • Janelle says:

    I’d love to win!

  • Barb says:

    We only have a small square in the front yard. Back yard is cement! Yuk. Don’t ask. Tomatoes were a bust last year. Would love to have room to do potatoes. I keep asking God. Perhaps some day. Would love the book to help me do what I can.

  • Mary says:

    I would love to win this! I love the Heavenly Homemaker blog! Thanks Laura and Crystal!

  • jrobertson says:

    Thanks for the chance….I need all the help I can get.

  • melissa martinez says:

    Ive started a strawberry plant in a pot. I live in a apartment with little sun on patio. I hope it grows. I am looking for a house and would like to have a garden patch.This would be a great book.

  • Sarah Abbott says:

    I would love to win this!

  • Kelly says:

    I would love to have a garden to grow fruits and vegetables! This would be a great help in starting that. 🙂

  • alicia goolsby says:

    I would love the canning portion but in Las Vegas, gardening is not cost effective- too much water needed.

  • Davonne says:

    I really want to start a garden this summer. I’d love to win!

  • Lisa says:

    This year is my second try at a garden, so I would love this book!

  • Amanda says:

    Oh, I would just love this;)

  • Anna Freeland says:

    I would love this! I’m really trying to learn more about gardening.

  • Shanade says:

    I would love this book. I started my first garden last year and I’m hoping to go bigger this year. I would love to can more of my own harvest.

  • Kathy KLuis says:

    What a great gift to win!

  • Jodie says:

    A friend sent this post to me and I can’t wait to read more from you! We garden but I have never canned and would love to try. The book looks like a great resource!

  • Becky E. says:

    I am brand new to gardening and would love to get some advice! Thanks!

  • Micah says:

    I raise a garden every year. I would love to learn more about preserving my harvest.

  • Erin says:

    I used to help my mom in the garden while I was growing up and we’d can lots of the vegetables. We’ve put in a small garden the last couple of years and I’d really like to start canning some of it this summer so this would definitely come in handy!

  • Jill Winkelman says:

    We want to start a garden this year! Winning this book would be helpful.

  • Christy says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

  • Brooke says:

    I would love this book. I have only dabbled in gardening, a few tomato plants each year.

  • Brittany says:

    I was just looking for information on this topic today. Perfect timing. Hope I win! Thanks!

  • Megan Presley says:

    I would love to learn how to do that! I canned some jam and applesauce last year, but that’s it. I’d love to learn how to grow my own food and can it as well!

  • Lisa says:

    We’re finally going to plant a garden this summer and we’d like to preserve as much as we can. This book sounds like it has lots of great tips.

  • Kelly Williams says:

    My husband and I have been married for just over 3.5 years, and we don’t have any children…yet. :o) After moving cross-country from California to Ohio in March of 2009 without my husband having a job upon our arrival, we began our journey toward what it looks like to be obedient to the Lord in the area of our finances. I would love to continue this journey with a copy of Laura’s book. What a wonderful way to utilize the resources God’s given us to lead healthy and full (pun intended) lives! :o)

  • Mary says:

    Our family decided last summer that we would start a garden this spring. We have never done this but the kids are anxious to get started. We would love to learn any tips you could give us. Thank you for sharing what you have learned.

  • Nikki says:

    I would love to win!

  • Katie D says:

    I have been wanting to start a garden and have no clue how. This book would be great to get me started!

  • Kristin Youngblood says:

    I am starting my first garden this year! I would love a copy of this book!
    🙂

  • Jessie Tanner says:

    I’ve been wanting/trying to break into gardening for the last couple of years and I really want to make it happen! I am so interested in the savings aspect, the nutrition aspect, and the cultivating (pun intended! 🙂 of a new skill and hobby. 🙂

  • Cheri says:

    I would love this book! I’m such a canning novice.

  • Antoinette says:

    how do you preserve potatoes??? we’ve done stew before but just not potatoes! Would love to have the ebook to point out for to preserve vegetables – we do great with fruits (jam, jelly, syrup, lemonade, etc.). Help! 🙂

  • Colleen says:

    We just started a square foot garden this year and I am so excited to have our own veggies and fruit (strawberries)! It is such a fun process but I have so much to learn.

  • Gail says:

    I would love a copy of your book. I don’t have a very green thumb and could use some help.

    Gail

  • Priscilla says:

    I’ve heard about ‘square foot gardening’ and just borrowed a book from our public library. I’d like to start teaching my children about gardening and the benefits of having home grown produce.

  • Kristy Rosenberger says:

    My hubby gardens for us each year and I have really wanted to start canning. This would be a great help!

  • Katie Preisser says:

    I would love to win this book, too! We already can and freeze, but I’m always looking for new resources and new ideas. Great article!

  • I would love a copy of her book! I have been saving jars since last fall from various items so I can start canning this summer 🙂 I’m a total newbie at canning though.

  • Margaret says:

    Hopefully # 831 is lucky. We garden regularly but don’t can. This looks like a good way to learn how.

  • Katie says:

    Would love to learn how to do this!

  • Amanda Sikes says:

    I am an avid gardener, but I am always looking to learn more ways to preserve. This book would be so helpful. I love Heavenly Homemakers!!!

  • Alexa Skelding says:

    Hi! My husband is all into the square foot gardening and wanting me to cook organic; I haven’t done much – I’d love to learn from you. Sounds like an amazing book. Thanks!

  • Kasey says:

    I am a beginner gardener. Last year was my 1st year and I loved it. This year I am going to learn how to can and freeze all my hard work! I love knowing where our food comes from.

  • Tina says:

    Sounds like a good book!

  • Susan says:

    To help my veggie adverse boys, we are planting a garden full of vegetables and starting a small strawberry patch. I hope by them seeing how stuff grows and participating in it, that they will take more pleasure in eating it too. My youngest has a severe gag reflex as well as food sensitivities and continues to eat some baby type food at age 7. I hope by learning how to can and preserve sauces made from our fresh veggies and fruits to help him be more successful with eating as well as try new foods. Thanks for the chance to win the free book.

  • Paula says:

    I loved her segment on gardening and would love her book!

  • Sakura says:

    I would love a copy of this book. I am learning this year to make the most of our small garden. I’ve been buying jars at garage sales all winter long!

  • Jodi Meder says:

    My son has been begging me to plant a garden and I would love to do that with him, but I have been afraid to start and wondered what we’d do with all the *extras*. Canning seems so hard, but you make it sound easy. I think this book may be just what I am looking for.

  • Debbie says:

    I’d love this book. I’ve been gardening for a couple of years and I’m really hoping to get into canning this year. I’ve been nervous to start and I think this book would be so helpful!

  • my MIL got me into preserving, can’t wait to start!

  • Monica says:

    I would love to win this book.

  • Michele Johnston says:

    I would love to learn more about preserving our fresh fruits throughout the year.

  • Kelli says:

    Sounds like it would be a great book. I am hoping to preserve more of our organic garden this year.

  • How wonderful I love to garden but am new to preserving!

  • Clare C. says:

    I could really use some good gardening advice.

  • Susan H. says:

    I would love to start doing this!

  • Heather says:

    I would love to read your book! I’ve really enjoyed following your blog for many months now. We’ve gotten a Burkey water filter and now we have a grain mill on the ‘wish list.’ I started canning (first time as an adult) last year and got a pressure canner for Christmas…yeah for doing veggies now! We are getting so much better about eating local, organic, real food, not that we were ever terrible, but our baby steps are making things better and better all the time! If only Azure delivered in our area.

    Heather

  • Jennifer H. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Christina Koedijk says:

    This would be a wonderful book to have! Thank you for offering it!

  • mary says:

    I’d love to learn more about home canning!

  • Naomi H says:

    I have a garden every year but I’ve never tried to preserve anything. I am usually just sad once the MN fall moves in and we have to mulch over our garden until next may. This year I would love to try preserving some of our wonderful produce!

  • Adela says:

    We are starting our organic garden, I would love to learn about canning.
    Count me in!

  • TwoBloggers says:

    I’ve got the garden thing down. Now I just need some advice on canning!

  • Debbie says:

    I am always on the lookout for gardening advice! I would love to win!

  • Amanda Y. says:

    We tried our hand at gardening for the first time last year and we were pretty successful, but we didn’t know how to preserve, so I would love this ebook for more tips! Also, does anyone else wonder if it’s worth buying local/farmer’s market if it’s not organic? Doesn’t seem like it’s any good then…

  • Beth says:

    I can use help in the area of gardening! This is all new territory for me.

  • Melissa Jean says:

    I would love to have a copy! I had an ok garden last year, but hope to have a much better one this year!

  • Jen says:

    We tried gardening last year and failed miserably. We are in a large city with a tiny yard so we are trying to think of how to be creative with our space.

  • Kathryn says:

    I’d love a copy of the book. We started a garden last year, but it needs a lot of improvement.

  • Stacie D. says:

    This book would be a great resource for me!

  • Sherie Christensen says:

    We’re just learning how to eat a healthy, plant based diet without any preservatives or processed foods. It’s been a challenge and I still feel like I’m far behind where my family needs to be. My 5 month old is really sensitive to processed food/preservatives so I need help so she can sleep through the night and so my other kids can get off their addictions to it. They love the idea of a garden and I think if I can do it, they will learn to love the good food because we worked for it. My attempts at plant growing have not been very successful and I’m in desperate need of help!

  • julie says:

    Wow! would love to know how to garden and can!

  • Janet says:

    I need help with my preserving. I would love the book to see if I could get food preserved that my family would actually eat!

  • Sarah says:

    I am plotting out my new garden and would love to have this book as a guide. I have checked out dozens of books on nutrition and gardening from the library but haven’t read anything on preserving what I grow or farmer’s markets. My yard, like the author’s is to small to grow everything and I’d love to see how she gets around it.
    Thanks for your post!

  • Alissa says:

    my garden always fails. i need help!

  • Kimmie S says:

    I would love this ebook as I am working on my garden plan!

  • Laura_in_TX says:

    Laura’s efforts and book sound great.

    Laura_in_TX
    123yes456@gmail.com

  • Sarah DJ says:

    I am a huge fan of Laura’s site and would LOVE to win this book! We are gardening for the first time this summer – DH has already started sprouting things in our guest bedroom window. 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    I will give this book to a friend if I win, because she struggles with her garden every year, and I would love to help her out this way!

  • michelle says:

    My goal is to start a garden this year. We just moved and have a huge yard, so I’ve become inspired. I would love the book.

  • Natalie says:

    I can use any help possible to overcome my black thumb!

  • Amy says:

    Enter me, please!

  • Wendy says:

    I absolutely love to can, especially tomatoes. there is nothing like the taste of home grown tomatoes in december!

  • Lisa says:

    Love gardening. It’s such a good feeling to know you’re providing the best for your family. A neighbor was just asking me questions about gardens the other day; my philosophy-if it’s something you’d like to try to grow-try it. If it comes up, great, if not find something else to try.

  • Melanie Brownsberger says:

    I can green beans and tomato sause. I would love to learn how to can and freeze more to save more money!

  • Anna says:

    We are tilling the garden this weekend. Yeah Spring!

  • Christi says:

    This year will be the first year that I will plant a garden; and try to put up all the veggies that I grow. So I could really use this book to teach me how not only how to plant the garden, but what to do with it when it’s ready to harvest!! 🙂 🙂