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    Harvest time

    Our beans did well this year. These are called "Dragon Tongue" beans. They are bigger than the average green bean, and as you can see, not green. Picked 28 pounds yesterday and turned them into 61 pints of canned beans.

    What is best in life? The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.

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    I picked our first beans a couple days ago, about 3 weeks later than normal. It's been very dry here but lots of rain coming this weekend.

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      #3
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      Those make very nice dried beans and rehydrate nicely to cook as a "red" bean. I really like the taste with cornbread and butter and salt. Yuuuuum

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        Apples here, more than we can work. Best size and flavor we've had in a long time. Nothing the past two years? We were starting to run very low. The deer and neighbors really enjoying the over supply.

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          #5
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          Great stuff you got there!

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            #6
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            Originally posted by chard0710 View Post
            Great stuff you got there!
            That was last year. This year our bean crop is looking pretty poor. Good thing we still have a lot canned up from last year.
            What is best in life? The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.

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              #7
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              Pressure canner for beans im sure.
              I made a bunch of fig preserves, canned maters, pickled jalapenos, dill pickles, pepper jelly, okra i freeze to fry.

              no beans

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                #8
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                You've got our green thumb, Gyrkin. The Princess and I haven't got a big patch where we live but some years we had plentiful blueberries and the next year not really worth picking. We let the area growers do the hard work now and just give them some "green" for their efforts.
                Never give the devil a ride. He will always want to drive.

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                  #9
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                  Other than my jalapeno plants, my small garden played out in late June, but did had a good batch of cabbage, tomatoes, Sweet onions, and a modest turnout of bell peppers. With the exception of having to buy a couple of habanero peppers, I did make up several batches of pico de gallo throughout the spring and early summer. Planning for a slightly larger garden for this next year.
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                    #10
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                    What is it about this year & folks' gardens not doing well? My neighbor plowed his squash in because it wasn't doing any good. His tomatoes did fair, but not like normal.
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                      #11
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                      Originally posted by Hammer1270
                      They look Yummy! What liquid did you use when you jarred them? I actually like them raw.
                      Those were all just canned in water. I made some pickled grean beans later last fall. If I get enough to do anything with this year I will probably pickle them all, they were pretty good, and I still have lots of the regular ones left.
                      What is best in life? The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.

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                        Originally posted by mitchr View Post
                        What is it about this year & folks' gardens not doing well? My neighbor plowed his squash in because it wasn't doing any good. His tomatoes did fair, but not like normal.
                        My squash plants are big and look good, just no squash yet. Usually I have been eating them for a month by this time of year. Broccoli didn't produce much either.

                        My tomatoes are just starting to get ripe, which is normal for up here. Production looks like it will be about normal.

                        Hungarian hot wax peppers are doing good. So are my onions, carrots, beats, potatoes, kale, lettuce, and spinach.

                        It's hard to tell with the corn yet, it doesn't look great, but not terrible either.
                        What is best in life? The open steppe, fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.

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                          #13
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                          One round on canning Pickles then black mold hit them. Sprayed but it was to late.
                          Beans are just coming on.
                          Blight hit some variety of tomatoes but not the others so we have tomatoes constantly coming on to can.
                          Lots of squash and zucchini.
                          Jalapenos, pablenaros, cyanne and banna peppers are coming on too.
                          Egg plants slow but starting.

                          Too much rain this year.
                          You dont have to believe a train is coming to be run over by it.

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                            #14
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                            Originally posted by Hammer1270
                            Bro, You guys grow the best peanut butter fudge too
                            Lol. I think the wife is fixing to grow a batch to send north shortly lol.
                            You dont have to believe a train is coming to be run over by it.

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