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Posted July 07, 2011 - 10:12 AM

That's a lot of green beans.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 10:16 AM

That's a lot of green beans.


Yep it is! With what we pick today & the 21 qts already canned, this picking should make about 50qts total. Might be all we want to can. We will be gone 3 days next week, so many beans will get too large, plus I'll have work backed up on me. The 1st 2 true pickings are the best of the beans anyway.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 10:31 AM

Daniel thats a nice crop of green beans. We always plant them and yellow as well. I like the first crop of small tender beans the best. We have had bad luck with corn. Planted a small crop to try it and a storm flattened it. The next year we had nice ears just about ready and ratcoons got over the fence and took a bite out of almost every ear. We haven't tryed it again. I may have to do an electric fence. The deer here are eating everything in sight as well.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 01:48 PM

That is a nice mess of beans! One row of ours are just blooming and the second row was planted a week or so later.
But the wife is expecting a good crop too.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 03:32 PM

Well, the blazing sun went under some clouds, so I jumped back in the garden & finished the green bean picking. Got another 5 gallons, plus some squash.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 05:52 PM

I know what will on the menu this winter, green beans with a side of green beans.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 07:44 PM

Thats great looking produce Daniel. My spring garden is about done, will pull the tomato plants in the next week. Start the fall garden in late August. Last year we picked fresh Tomatoes on Christmas morning for dinner.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 08:22 PM

15 gallons just finished picking this afternoon, and every one of them are snapped & 14 qts already in jars! And I am tired!!!!!! Teresa had them in the pressure cooker soon as we had enough snapped, and we just kept on snappin! There will be more beans, but that is likely all we'll can. We're out of empty jars & a lot of other things coming up. If nobody wants what's gonna yet grow, then I'll pull them up or mow them down. The first sets are the highest quality though.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 08:22 PM

Thats great looking produce Daniel. My spring garden is about done, will pull the tomato plants in the next week. Start the fall garden in late August. Last year we picked fresh Tomatoes on Christmas morning for dinner.


We're just getting some 2" green maters! Christmas garden maters....who'da thunk that!

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 05:21 PM

Well, the blazing sun went under some clouds, so I jumped back in the garden & finished the green bean picking. Got another 5 gallons, plus some squash.

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What variety of green beans do you like to grow, Dan?

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 06:03 PM

What variety of green beans do you like to grow, Dan?


Usually Kentucky Wonder bush, but couldn't find this year. I forget the name of these...maybe "Blue Lake"? Next year I may go back to pole, as I have like 50' of welded wire 5' tall. Lots easier to pick! All depends on how much we eat. If out completely, I don't have enough wire!

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 08:33 AM

Here's the year's canning of green beans. There's enough to do almost this much more, but work is overwhelming us, and about out of jars too. All quaerts wxceot those few pints & half-pints front left.

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 08:46 AM

Nice stockpile.

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 08:49 AM

Dan
You will be eating good this winter.

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 09:40 AM

That looks real good, Dan. Happiness is a fully-stocked cupboard!




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