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Old 08-16-2014, 07:43 PM   #181
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Started canning winter pickles today. I put up several quarts of baby dills, and a couple of jars of beets (I'm the only one in the house who eats them). Next weekend: giardiniera and pickled jalapeno slices.

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Old 08-16-2014, 08:29 PM   #182
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No canning today--TaxLady and I split packages of meat from the side of the grass-fed, free-range 6 mo. old Highland bull calf we snagged a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:26 AM   #183
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No canning today, but planing on pickling some cucumbers, providing I can get dome decent ones st the farmer's market.

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Old 08-17-2014, 08:29 AM   #184
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No canning this year, the garden was the worst ever! No peppers, no tomatoes, few cukes, and the dogs ate all the green & yellow beams. The only thing doing well are my flowers and cherry tomatoes. Hmmm pickled zinnias anyone?
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:00 AM   #185
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That's frustrating, Dave. Happened to my brother, rabbits and squirrels got everything. He replanted some tomatoes, big plants this time, and resowed some carrot seeds.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:05 AM   #186
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Steve Kroll, those look amazing! What's your secret? :)

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Old 08-17-2014, 11:36 AM   #187
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No canning this year, the garden was the worst ever! No peppers, no tomatoes, few cukes, and the dogs ate all the green & yellow beams. The only thing doing well are my flowers and cherry tomatoes. Hmmm pickled zinnias anyone?
I hear you, Dave. Our tomato plants (some 300) have produced 7 ripe tomatoes. We have enough green tomatoes on the vines to float a boat and only about 5-6 weeks before frost. A few peppers, no eggplant, and the cukes are also not producing well. On the other hand, the winter squash and pumpkins look great. For the size of gardens we have, what we've been able to harvest is very disappointing and very behind this year. We did not get the summer heat we usually get and we've have more cloudy/rainy days than sunny. The tomatoes are no closer to being ripe today than they were 2 weeks ago.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:58 AM   #188
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My two little rosemary plants are still under 3 inches tall...
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:52 PM   #189
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We picked some bell peppers today which I will pickle soon as I get time.

And I have about 4 more pounds of my sauce 'maters too.
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:03 PM   #190
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My basil plants are doing great, so I'm going to make more pesto and frozen basil cubes today. I will also roast and freeze some Roma tomatoes.
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