Have you used rootstock from Bradford pear? They are considered a pest in north Georgia. I have them coming all around my property. Two years ago I grafted an Orient pear into a three inch diameter Bradford seedling one year after it grew six feet and it grew eleven big pears. The second year it was eight feet and produced two bushels.
Unfortunately Bradford pears are not hardy in our Zone 3. We have to use Siberian Ure pears. Good tip for southern homesteaders, though. Grafting is definitely a useful homesteading skill. — Jackie
I am going to do freezer corn again this year. Where I work I can get quart-size bags very cheap. Not food grade. I do not cook in the bags they are just for freezing. Do you think this may be a problem because they don’t say food bags?
Forest Grove, Oregon
I’d stick with food-grade plastic. Some plastics are toxic and leach fumes into food during storage. Others just leach odors. I try to save every nickel I can, but I try to be safe too. — Jackie