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Re: September 2012, New England

Post  CindiLou on 9/30/2012, 6:40 pm

Off to check my machine.........


YES rock on It has a jam setting!
Darn thinking No new appliance that way!

Anyway thank you for the info! I am printing it and gonna put it in my file! I would love to make some for the grandkids. Oh heck! I am sooo making it for ME!

OH, and yes I have the Blue Ball Book. I always try to can by their recommendations.
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Re: September 2012, New England

Post  CapeCoddess on 9/30/2012, 7:33 pm

Wow, jam in the bread machine??? How cool is that?! I'll go check mine when I head down to the basement for the laundry.

Still have tomatoes here also. Lots of cherries, Big Boys & Supersonics left. They continue to ripen.

I'm about done with the rain. We ended up with almost 2 inches once all is said and done. Sun tomorrow and hi 60's should make the fall garden and everything else grow like crazy.

Heading to the basement...

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Re: September 2012, New England

Post  NHGardener on 9/30/2012, 8:10 pm

Wow - a jam setting. Now that's super cool. Mine makes delicious bread, but that's about it.
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Re: September 2012, New England

Post  CapeCoddess on 9/30/2012, 8:16 pm

No jam setting here either.
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Ah ha...my new pressure cooker/canner can do it! rahrah

Still checking out all the hoops & covers for fall/winter gardening. I think when push comes to shove, as in first frost, I'll finally spring into action.

Tired now...nite nite, all.
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Re: September 2012, New England

Post  quiltbea on 9/30/2012, 11:23 pm

NHGardener.....My plan for the lettuce and spinach to overwinter is NEXT year's plan which means early crops in 2014. This year I'm not able to get a hoop house built in time and prepped.

Next fall I'm sure you'll see my posts and pics of my trials and errors with summer sowing for fall-winter harvests and plus my separate overwintering program. The latter bed will do double duty as my overwintering bed and then after harvest, sowing my summer crops of 2014.


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Re: September 2012, New England

Post  NHGardener on 10/1/2012, 7:38 am

Ah, I see - so you're thinking of planting in the fall (of next year) and growing thru (or right after) the winter.

Have you ever read Helen & Scott Nearings' books? They homesteaded in VT and Maine back in the early to mid 1900s and lived on what they grew. I can't remember if they grew the entire year, but if not, it was close.
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Re: September 2012, New England

Post  camprn on 10/1/2012, 11:54 am

NHGardener wrote:Ah, I see - so you're thinking of planting in the fall (of next year) and growing thru (or right after) the winter.

Have you ever read Helen & Scott Nearings' books? They homesteaded in VT and Maine back in the early to mid 1900s and lived on what they grew. I can't remember if they grew the entire year, but if not, it was close.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Good-Life-Nearings-Self-Sufficient/dp/0805209700


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Re: September 2012, New England

Post  NHGardener on 10/1/2012, 12:17 pm

Yup, I borrowed it thru interlibrary loan.
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Re: September 2012, New England

Post  quiltbea on 10/1/2012, 12:52 pm

I, too, read the Nearing books years ago. I do not think they grew crops beyond fall. They lived on their canning and root storage crops thru the winter as I recall.
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