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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

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Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Sep 27 2016 :  11:46:22 AM  Show Profile
I canned some zucchini pineapple and tomatoes today. I didn't have enough jars to fill two canners so I looked up how to can water. I read it is a great way to stock up on water for electrical outages which happen in Ks in the winter. I am determined to have something in every jar I own this fall. So far I have canned tons of jelly, tomatoes, apple sauce, pears, stewed apples, zucchini pineapple, dried cabbage, dried celery, dried apples, and froze peppers. Seems like I have more things, but don't think so. I want to try to do the cake in a jar and ?????? Anyone want to share what they like to can, dry can, dehydrate, etc? I still want to dehydrate carrots and potatoes. Maybe even can some potatoes and meat.


MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2016 :  12:32:36 PM  Show Profile
I love to help my mom do salsa! I am not a big fan of hot salsa so we make me some sweet salsa. It's delicious!
Keep up the amazing work!

Krista
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13370 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13370 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2016 :  2:22:59 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message
Green beans, like them best canned.
Tomatoes, dried.
CJ

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HealingTouch
True Blue Farmgirl

3380 Posts

Darlene
Kunkletown Pa
USA
3380 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2016 :  8:44:06 PM  Show Profile  Send HealingTouch a Yahoo! Message
I'm going to can applesauce and whatever else I see that is still available.

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Darlene
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kesinmn
Farmgirl in Training

18 Posts

kris
St Cloud Minnesota
USA
18 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2017 :  05:03:56 AM  Show Profile
Cake in a jar sounds like a health risk and that was before I quickly researched it. I thought this was on point:

Elizabeth Andress, project director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP), reminds us that just because we may see recipes or blogs encouraging people to do this does not mean it is safe
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farmgirl68
True Blue Farmgirl

369 Posts

Katie
Bangor Pennsylvania
USA
369 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2017 :  05:23:01 AM  Show Profile
I'm freezing a ton of green beans today.

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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

958 Posts

Nancy
Texas
USA
958 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2017 :  8:37:09 PM  Show Profile
Katie... You grow your own beans? I have a small victory garden in the backyard. I having been trying to grow green beans for a couple of seasons now. First year it was great. Fresh beans off the vine are so yummy. Second and third attempt...nuttin'. They just aren't growing. I asked around my area and others are having the same problem. I'll keep trying.

TW

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farmgirl68
True Blue Farmgirl

369 Posts

Katie
Bangor Pennsylvania
USA
369 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2017 :  08:10:56 AM  Show Profile
Hi Nancy, yes, my garden does well with green beans. I'm trying drying beans for the first time this year. More on that in a month or so. I'm having a terrible time with blight. I had it my first year and it just gets worse each year. My tomatoes look pathetic. They're covered in tomatoes which I should be happy about but they have hardly any stems. What is happening to your beans Nancy? Bugs or fungus?

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Cissik
True Blue Farmgirl

512 Posts

Sylvia
Kent WA
USA
512 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2017 :  10:15:18 AM  Show Profile
My tomato leaves are turning yellow. Tried different watering, no improvement. Lots of tomatoes though. :)

Sylvia
Kent, WA
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3602 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3602 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2017 :  10:20:02 AM  Show Profile
9 jars of peach jam! First time for Peach. I used MJ's Chill-Over powder, and followed another sister's advice to let the jam sit for a few minutes to keep fruit from floating. I think it helped a little. The jam tastes great. I am really enjoying using the Chill-Over powder.

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farmgirl68
True Blue Farmgirl

369 Posts

Katie
Bangor Pennsylvania
USA
369 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2017 :  10:22:08 AM  Show Profile
Sounds like blight. If you pull the stems do they break right off? Are there dead and brown leaves/stems at the base of the plant? It's a nasty fungus and the bad thing is once you have it its very hard to get rid of. It seems to live in the soil forever. I'm going to try to things to amend the soil over the fall. Wait and see, that's all I can do. Enjoy your tomatoes though. There is nothing like a homegrown fresh tomato, especially that first one!

Katie #7422
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farmgirl68
True Blue Farmgirl

369 Posts

Katie
Bangor Pennsylvania
USA
369 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2017 :  10:24:01 AM  Show Profile
Oh wow Judith. Please let me know how it sets. I've never had success with peach jam, it always gets runny.

Katie #7422
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3602 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3602 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2017 :  10:54:46 AM  Show Profile
Katie, the little bit I had left and just put into the fridge set up perfectly. Last year I used Chill-Over for several jellies: violet, wild black raspberry, dandelion and honeysuckle. They all ended up perfect. I hope you give it a try. I used MJ's and Allie's Strawberry Jam recipe. Next time I will maybe be sure to have just a little of the peach juice in each jar. Peaches still floated just a little. But they are already set.

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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3602 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3602 Posts

Posted - Aug 01 2017 :  9:08:13 PM  Show Profile
11 qts. Of tomatoes today. Daughter a day dgd came to help. So, we all shared. Fun.

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farmgirl68
True Blue Farmgirl

369 Posts

Katie
Bangor Pennsylvania
USA
369 Posts

Posted - Aug 02 2017 :  05:36:39 AM  Show Profile
Wow, Judith! We just had enough to have our first tomato sandwiches for dinner last night, LOL. But with the little bit of rain we had yesterday and a nice hot sunny day today, they'll be sure to ripen quicker than I can, I'm sure. Great job!!!

Katie #7422
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