Canning lime juice
I was given a whole box of limes which I juiced and wanted to can. But our extension office could not find info on how to do it — like time. Can you help?
Pour simmering hot lime juice into hot jars then process 15 minutes in a boiling water bath canner. This is the same time required for all citrus juices.
Lucky you! I’d also save some of the lime zest to use in baking. It’s very good. — Jackie
Do you have any experience with Codling Moth and Apple Maggot traps? Do they work?
Yes, they do work. But they mostly catch male moths, giving you notice that you need to get busy and spray. There are organic sprays available such as Surround (Gardens Alive! and many other mail order companies) that do a good job in controlling these pests. If you choose traps, be sure to use enough — a mature standard apple tree needs five to be effective. Also, pick up all dropped fruit as this is a prime place for these insects to continue their life cycle. — Jackie