Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by llama momma Today at 4:43 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by llama momma Today at 4:35 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:02 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by sanderson Today at 3:49 pm

» New England, December 2016
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:27 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 1:04 pm

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy Today at 12:17 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson Today at 12:08 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:26 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:24 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:21 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:06 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:03 pm

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:14 am

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 9:08 am

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals 12/4/2016, 2:04 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 12/4/2016, 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals 12/3/2016, 10:36 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:55 am

» Winter's Coming!
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:53 am

» Dry versus fresh spices to infuse vinegar
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:50 am

» Senseless Banter...
by MrBooker 12/2/2016, 5:17 pm

» Blanching and Freezing Vegetables
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:59 pm

» Your Christmas wish list?
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:29 pm

» SFG Adventure of a first time gardener in ND
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:14 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

I'm going Bananas

View previous topic View next topic Go down

I'm going Bananas

Post  Kelejan on 12/30/2014, 12:13 am

No, not growing them, dehydrating them
.
Early this evening I was given the gift of 16 pounds of bananas just perfect for dehydrating, with the promise of 40 pounds more tomorrow.

Apparently a supermarket in town had a double load delivered by accident at the wrong time of the year.  They were at the stage where the spots are just beginning to show, and they would have no way of selling them all before having to throw them out. You know how picky some customers can be if the bananas are not a perfect yellow.

Luckily the person who was given them knew that I was keen on dehydrating so offered me some.  When finished, I will keep some for myself, share some with friends, and donate some to the food bank.

So far tonight I have finished processing eight pounds, chopped up all the skins for the compost heap (to be mixed tomorrow with fall leaves that I have ready bagged and shredded), cleared the sink, and all in 45 minutes. Tomorrow morning I will do the second 8 pounds and hopefully have the dehydrator cleared by the next morning to start on the forty.  I have a feeling I will have to share unprocessed bananas with friends who can do their on hydrating.

Department of information; eight pounds of bananas produces three pounds of skins.

I am wondering if my friend is in over his head?

My friend with the bananas has ten boxes of 40 pounds coming. LOL

Kelejan

Female Posts : 4492
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 81
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm going Bananas

Post  sanderson on 12/30/2014, 1:15 am

Banana chips, banana pie, banana bread, fried bananas, worm bins, smoothies. I don't think one family could process 400 pounds in one batch!!

Lucky you!

sanderson

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 12266
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm going Bananas

Post  AtlantaMarie on 12/30/2014, 8:58 am

NICE score!  I'm very jealous!  hungry

AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 3774
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 53
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm going Bananas

Post  walshevak on 12/30/2014, 5:41 pm

Banana ice cream   drooling

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast

walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4310
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 73
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm going Bananas

Post  Kelejan on 12/31/2014, 1:19 am

The second 8 pounds is finished and I have started on the 40 pounds that arrived this evening.  I don't know how my friend and his wife are doing, but I am getting a teeny bit sick of the smell of bananas. Luckily I can keep the bedroom door shut tonight. Very Happy 
Jazz sleeps in the kitchen so he is stuck with it.

Kelejan

Female Posts : 4492
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 81
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm going Bananas

Post  Sponsored content Today at 4:50 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum