posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 01:38 AM
I have been gardening and canning for years and it is so rewarding in the end. We usually plant around 200 tomato plants ,different varieties, but the
best canning tomato is the roma. It produces the best juice. I myself like the beefsteak. Ummmm.....
Green beans, I can some and dry some. Old timers call them shuckbeans. They are wonderful. This year I am planting my own pinto beans.
I freeze my squash. I slice them and roll them in flour and place them on a cookie sheet or pizza pan and freeze them. Then I take them off the cookie
sheet and place them in a freezer bag. that way they dont freeze in a clunk and I can get out as many as I need instead of using the whole bag. The
first time I froze my squash, I would lay out a bag to thaw..Lord what a squashy mess. I now only take them out as I am getting ready to fry them.
Frozen. Much better. I do the same with green tomatoes.
My neigbor told me that you can freeze onions. Im going to try that this year. We also plant a variety of corn. My favorite is silver Queen.
But I found out you cant can corn to well. It turns dark. So I freeze it.
The first time I planted zucchini.................planted to many . Lawdy, I had enough squash for the county. Now I only plant about 4 hills.
Gosh, all this talk about food is making me hungry.