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Post  sanderson on June 23rd 2017, 1:07 am

Yolos, I didn't check if there is a baby food thread, but this should definitely be posted. One of the best ideas I have seen recently.

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Post  yolos on June 28th 2017, 12:11 pm

Last couple of days harvest.  Yikes, I let some of the cucumbers get tooooo big.  I am skinning and coring the tomatoes and then freezing them.  At the end of the season I will make different types of sauce and freeze it.  Using the squash and zucchini for baby food.  Not sure about the cucs.  Freeze some for smoothies and then maybe try some refrigerator pickles.  
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Post  CapeCoddess on June 28th 2017, 12:45 pm

yolos wrote: Not sure about the cucs...  

Mail them to ME!!! Wink
Beautiful harvest. Do you dehydrate? I was eating last years dehydrated cherry toms in my salad last night. Superb!!!
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Post  yolos on June 28th 2017, 1:37 pm

CapeCoddess wrote:
yolos wrote: Not sure about the cucs...  

Mail them to ME!!! Wink
Beautiful harvest.  Do you dehydrate?  I was eating last years dehydrated cherry toms in my salad last night.  Superb!!!
Next year I am going to mail you some of the seeds.  These things produce prolifically.  Baby Persian Cucumber.
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Post  CapeCoddess on June 28th 2017, 3:52 pm

What a Face

They look much bigger than babies in your photo. Do you pickle? I was reading a book called "The Healthy Probiotic Diet : more than 50 recipes for improved digestion, immunity, and skin health" and they said that you can start with some other pickles brine as a starter to pickle a new batch. But it has to be REAL pickles, not the ones with vinegar. Like you could use the juice from a jar of Clausens.
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Post  yolos on June 28th 2017, 10:48 pm

CapeCoddess wrote:What a Face

They look much bigger than babies in your photo.  Do you pickle?  I was reading a book called "The Healthy Probiotic Diet : more than 50 recipes for improved digestion, immunity, and skin health" and they said that you can start with some other pickles brine as a starter to pickle a new batch.  But it has to be REAL pickles, not the ones with vinegar.  Like you could use the juice from a jar of Clausens.
You are right CC, about 75% of them are too big.  Oops.  Raining for a few days and I got behind in my harvest.  I am going to try a refrigerator pickle.  Also, I have been saving my empty jars and pickle juice from store bought pickles so along with some refrigerator pickles I may just stick some slicked cucs in the remaining pickle juice from some store bought pickles.
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Post  sanderson on June 29th 2017, 2:01 pm

Yolos, Nice haul!

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Post  yolos on July 1st 2017, 12:53 pm

I think I better get busy processing some of these tomatoes.
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Post  trolleydriver on July 1st 2017, 2:08 pm

yolos wrote:I think I better get busy processing some of these tomatoes.

Wow yolos, what a fantastic haul ! ! !

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Re: 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga

Post  yolos on July 1st 2017, 3:01 pm

Thanks TD.  Just to be clear, these were not all harvested on the same day.  Maybe within the last two weeks.  I harvest before fully ripe and let them ripen inside.  Because of the heat, variety of tomato, and lots of rain, the big ones (Brandy Boy) will start cracking when they start getting ripe if I leave them on the vine.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on July 1st 2017, 6:41 pm

It's still an impressive, delicious looking haul!
I can hardly wait for my northerly tomato plants to start yielding!
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Re: 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga

Post  yolos on July 2nd 2017, 4:48 pm

Harvested my first bunch of Rattlesnake Pole Beans.  1/2 Bushel.  A 2 x 8 bed with cattle panel on each side of the bed.  Planted 5/7.


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Post  sanderson on July 3rd 2017, 8:05 pm

Yolos, again another banner harvest. Are you going to can any of the tomatoes?

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Post  yolos on July 3rd 2017, 9:34 pm

sanderson wrote:Yolos, again another banner harvest.  Are you going to can any of the tomatoes?
No I won't be canning.  I will be freezing.  Right now I am skinning and decoring the tomatoes.  Some tomatoes I have just quartered and then sealed in food saver bags and then froze.  Other tomatoes I have skinned, decored, put them in the blender and then into large plastic containers and then into the freezer.  After the end of the season, I will cook it all down and make spaghetti sauce, marinara sauce,  etc and then refreeze in dinner size portions.
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Post  llama momma on July 3rd 2017, 9:45 pm

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Re: 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga

Post  yolos on July 4th 2017, 10:51 am

yolos wrote:I harvested one Coke flat of potatoes last weekend.  I have approximately one Coke flat left to harvest.  Yesterday, I harvested 4 Coke flats.  All Russet Norkotah.  All different sizes. 
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I harvested two more flats of potatoes yesterday.  Total number of flats harvested this year is 7.  I planted them all at different times in differing type beds.  The largest potatoes and the ones that died down last were the potatoes planted earliest and they were also planted in deeper beds with top hat.  I believe the success of this bed was due to the depth of soil that kept the soil cooler than a shallower bed..
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Post  yolos on July 6th 2017, 8:17 pm

Harvested my second batch of Rattlesnake Beans this evening.  Last harvest on 7/2 was approx 9-1/2 lbs (converted to 8 side dishes of beans fully cooked and then frozen) and tonights harvest was 11-1/2 lbs (yet to be processed and frozen).  The total so far is about 2/3 Bushel.  This years Rattlesnake Bean harvest has been good so far.  

I picked some very young and tender beans to make some baby food for the soon to be second grandson.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on July 7th 2017, 8:18 am

WOW, Yolos! This looks terrific!

What are you going to do with all those potatoes?
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Post  yolos on July 7th 2017, 9:40 am

AtlantaMarie wrote:WOW, Yolos!  This looks terrific!

What are you going to do with all those potatoes?
Any suggestions. 

Baked potatoes for the larger ones.   I can blanch and freeze some smaller ones to use in stews and soups this winter or cut up into smaller pieces for hash browns or home fries, etc.  I have read that I can store them in a refrigerator (I have two spare refrigerators that I could use.  One refrig is in the garage holding drinks and the other one is upstairs in my dad's old apartment).  But someone said it changes the taste if put in the refrig.  But I think I could raise the temp on one of the refrigerators so it would be just the ideal temperature.  

How about making mashed potatoes and freezing the potatoes.  Or maybe some baby food for the soon to be grandson.

No canning.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on July 7th 2017, 3:40 pm

How about dehydrating? That's what I do...
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Post  CapeCoddess on July 7th 2017, 4:06 pm

Oh yeah! Chippies!!!
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Post  sanderson on July 7th 2017, 10:41 pm

AtlantaMarie wrote:WOW, Yolos!  This looks terrific!

What are you going to do with all those potatoes?
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Post  yolos on July 21st 2017, 5:01 pm

Sun of a gun - I guess I forgot to hit send.  I typed out a nice little post but must have forgotten to hit the send button.  So here is a short version.

Harvested my first batch of Contender Bush beans today.  Boy do I hate harvesting bush beans.  I have been planting pole beans the last few years and forgot how much I hate harvesting the bush beans.  These appear to have spider mites but they don't appear to have affected production.


Harvested a boat load of tomatoes.  Skinned and cored them and put in a large bowl.  Then divided them into 5 different Tupperware containers that hold 4 cups each.  Then froze the containers and then will remove the frozen tomato blocks and seal it in food saver bags.  I will use these for stews and vegetable soups.
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Post  sanderson on July 22nd 2017, 2:10 pm

Yolos, I may have asked this before Embarassed but do you can any tomatoes?

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Post  yolos on July 22nd 2017, 6:37 pm

sanderson wrote:Yolos, I may have asked this before Embarassed  but do you can any tomatoes?
Yes you did ask this before, but I do not mind answering it again.  Way back a few years ago, I canned some tomatoes.  But I have been afraid to eat them so they have been sitting on the kitchen counter for at least 4 years.  I found I prefer to freeze them.  No worrying about all the little things needed to can.  Also, I just skin and core them and freeze them.  Then later after the season, I unfreeze them, then cook them down and make various sauces and then refreeze the prepared sauces.

Sometimes I will puree the tomatoes and sometimes I will freeze them whole.  This particular batch I froze after slightly breaking up each tomato.  I have already frozen about 2 gallons of tomatoes that have been pureed but not cooked down to eliminate some of the water/juice.
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