Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Amaranth
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:25 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:24 am

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:21 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 3:54 am

» garden ready need better weather
by sanderson Today at 2:43 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by llama momma Today at 1:31 am

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by llama momma Today at 1:18 am

» Store Bought Compost
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:00 pm

» Japanese Beetle Grub Insecticide
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:36 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:05 pm

» New England April 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:55 pm

» who has chickens
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:45 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by yolos Yesterday at 6:38 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:51 pm

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by newbeone Yesterday at 2:27 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:48 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:34 pm

» Geezer's 17
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:25 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 10:12 am

» Hullo from SW Ohio
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 10:05 am

» Hello from SE Michigan
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:30 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:21 am

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by greenthumbtobe 4/26/2017, 9:01 pm

» Sprouting seeds
by trolleydriver 4/26/2017, 8:44 pm

» My "Old Deck" Table Top Garden today
by nrstooge 4/26/2017, 7:15 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by MBroman 4/26/2017, 5:50 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 4/26/2017, 11:52 am

» Ants.
by AtlantaMarie 4/26/2017, 7:37 am

» to solarize, or not...I'm torn
by AtlantaMarie 4/26/2017, 7:27 am

» Old roots
by Scorpio Rising 4/25/2017, 9:10 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Pressure canner is at the ready

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Pressure canner is at the ready

Post  happycamper on 6/15/2011, 3:41 am

It is almost canning time for spring peas in the PNW. The cool and cloudy weather has been especially kind to the peas this spring. There seems to be an abundance of Alaska peas and the Progress #9's. The Oregon Sugar pod's were planted late so they will not be ready until mid to late July this year.

The pressure canner and jars have been moved from the basement and are ready to do their duty. I am hoping for a few pints (a case would be nice, Dream BIG!)
avatar
happycamper

Female Posts : 304
Join date : 2010-05-26
Location : East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure canner is at the ready

Post  Furbalsmom on 6/15/2011, 5:04 am

Wow, that is one big mess of peas (in the kindest growing and harvesting sense) There must be a bunch almost ready.

I just started getting flowers on my sugar snaps this week, but the Childrens Garden at the community garden has had blossoms for a week and a half and the first little sugar snaps are coming on. I Love peas.
avatar
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 70
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure canner is at the ready

Post  Lavender Debs on 6/15/2011, 9:58 am

@Furbalsmom wrote:snip.... I Love peas.
I love them too, the only survivor this year was the snow pea in two different boxes. I did see little yellow pea babies yesterday. Woot!
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Pressure canner is at the ready

Post  happycamper on 7/2/2011, 5:29 am

I am sure that many of you (like myself) have not had to buy spinach, lettuce, arugula, herbs and a few other items the past 2-3 months but the SFG has just showed me its true colors as far as great production in a small space.

Between yesterday and today I harvested approx. 20 squares of peas. I am very happy to report that I have 6 pints of canned garden peas and 5 pints of pickled pea pods. Plants have been removed, compost blend added, watered well and more parsnips, kale and german giant radishes (Yum) have been planted.

I have 18 squares of peas remaining which may yield one or two more pints as well as several more meals and grandson snacks.

The parsley has yielded 1 1/4 cups of dehydrated parsley that has been vacuumed sealed in a pint jar for future use. Oregano is almost ready to meet the dehydrator.

The golden globe turnips are nearly ready and I will be planting a fall crop when the remainder of the peas are cleared.

Square foot gardening is not only saving me money now but also saving me grocery dollars in the future!
avatar
happycamper

Female Posts : 304
Join date : 2010-05-26
Location : East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure canner is at the ready

Post  FamilyGardening on 7/2/2011, 6:12 pm

how wonderful!!

i need to get busy....i have a few herbs growing....some have thier labels still and some dont....LOL....i need to learn how to dry and store them....they grow so nice thru the summer and i havent really used them that much Embarassed .....i have given a treat to the birds each morning....they love them!!....the parsley is their favorite!

hugs
rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure canner is at the ready

Post  herblover on 7/3/2011, 2:14 pm

@FamilyGardening wrote:how wonderful!!

i need to get busy....i have a few herbs growing....some have thier labels still and some dont....LOL....i need to learn how to dry and store them....they grow so nice thru the summer and i havent really used them that much Embarassed .....i have given a treat to the birds each morning....they love them!!....the parsley is their favorite!

hugs
rose

I don't have a dehydrator but use a very simple method for drying herbs. I cut them, strip them off the stems and let them dry on paper towels until crispy. I package them in ziploc bags in a cupboard. That is all there is to it; especially for the "woody" herbs like oregano, thyme, and rosemary. Basil can be dreid as well but will change color; I am going to try freezing pesto this year for the first time.
avatar
herblover

Female Posts : 556
Join date : 2010-03-27
Age : 54
Location : Central OH

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure canner is at the ready

Post  Denese on 7/3/2011, 3:02 pm

Pickled Pea Pods? Sounds delish! Recipe? Very Happy
avatar
Denese

Female Posts : 324
Join date : 2011-05-31
Age : 62
Location : Southeast Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure canner is at the ready

Post  happycamper on 7/24/2011, 4:19 am

Denese, my apologies I didn't see your request. I use a dilly bean recipe for the peas. Do you have a Ball canning book by chance? If not, I would be happy to type the recipe up. I have to admit that I use a slightly different brine recipe as I do like to add extra garlic (garlic scapes if I have some) and hot peppers for a little more heat.
avatar
happycamper

Female Posts : 304
Join date : 2010-05-26
Location : East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure canner is at the ready

Post  Denese on 7/24/2011, 2:20 pm

No problem, HappyCamper. Smile Yes, I have the Ball canning book. I'll look it up. Thanks! And, I'm sure I'll probably add the garlic and peppers, too. Very Happy
avatar
Denese

Female Posts : 324
Join date : 2011-05-31
Age : 62
Location : Southeast Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure canner is at the ready

Post  Sponsored content


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