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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #270 on: July 11, 2018, 02:11:02 PM »
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #271 on: July 11, 2018, 02:38:23 PM »
excellent Dew2!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #272 on: July 12, 2018, 12:51:24 PM »
Caught red faced. I don't have a chance against crows and deer. :pouty:





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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #273 on: July 12, 2018, 01:17:11 PM »
those crows are something else for sure!!!
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #274 on: July 12, 2018, 02:02:34 PM »
I've watched the danged things get a garbage bin top up, and tear open the plastic garbage bags inside for a smorgasbord...
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #275 on: July 12, 2018, 09:53:47 PM »
Picked 2 mater's, 10 peppers and an ice cream and a half of Reb's favorite. GREEN BEANS!!! also cut some dill. Becks gardens called and had pickles for canning yesterday but was in red wing, so next week.

On a side note momma picked up a case of cherries. 18 lbs for turdy bucks.  :happy1: that's $1.67 per pound. And are dey good.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #276 on: July 13, 2018, 05:48:06 AM »
deadeye, you got a garden going on there or a game farm? Good luck!

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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #277 on: July 13, 2018, 08:22:42 AM »
It may be too late as most of the tomatoes have been eaten by the animals but I did put wildlife netting over the plants hoping to get some from the little green ones that are left.   :pouty:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #278 on: July 13, 2018, 08:50:50 AM »
I've heard of shooting corn fed deer as the way to go, but this is something new.

Maybe next time leave them a little mozzarella, basil and olive oil for a caprese salad.   :deer:

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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #279 on: July 14, 2018, 02:47:14 PM »
Them dang deer savaged our beets and sweet corn last nite. :angry2: :angry2:
Gawd they pizz me off.

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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #280 on: July 14, 2018, 03:00:13 PM »
Not a garden, but the damned things snipped off all the flowers and plants in my Dad's Planter at the ceme.  Next person that says "OH lookit the cute deer"...*BLAM*
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #281 on: July 29, 2018, 08:58:14 AM »
After being gone a week then having to go to the union picnic yesterday, when we got home I went thru and picked everything in the garden. Pulled the green beans. Today I'm pulling the onions.then it's making more pickled green beans and cukes. Needs more water to.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #282 on: July 29, 2018, 04:35:12 PM »
Done with beans,peas early lettuce,cauliflower.Started making pickles today. First ripe tomatoes yesterday. Lots of zuchinni and squash.First sweet corn today.Raspberries going strong.

Went to Ontario to pick blueberries.....best I have ever seen.....woods was blue.

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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #283 on: July 29, 2018, 07:14:34 PM »
just a got a nice batch of yellow beans from my neighbor!!  cooking now!!!  good eats!!
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #284 on: August 02, 2018, 09:37:30 PM »
How about this for an odd shaped cucumber.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #285 on: August 05, 2018, 08:31:18 AM »
Hmmm....dat make one funky lookin' pickle!  :rotflmao:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #286 on: August 05, 2018, 09:37:05 AM »
Ended up doing up several jars of dilly beans and pickles yesterday,  but I might have screwed up, ended up not using a tin pot for the mix, I'm guessing its painted aluminum.. any thoughts on how that will make a difference??

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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #287 on: August 05, 2018, 09:52:38 AM »
Is it safe to ask what dilly beans are?  :undecided:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #288 on: August 05, 2018, 09:59:47 AM »
Ended up doing up several jars of dilly beans and pickles yesterday,  but I might have screwed up, ended up not using a tin pot for the mix, I'm guessing its painted aluminum.. any thoughts on how that will make a difference??

I'll beat Del to the punch.....  :laugh:

Aluminium oxide is not very reactive and so protects the underlying metal from further damage. Aluminium acetate (the compound that forms when aluminium metal reacts with vinegar) is soluable so if you were to be scrubbing the surface of the aluminium while in contact with vinegar, it would slowly be eaten away.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #289 on: August 05, 2018, 10:12:36 AM »
The pickles and beans gonna be edible yet Hd?

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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #290 on: August 05, 2018, 10:55:38 AM »
The pickles and beans gonna be edible yet Hd?
Is the pan coated aluminum? Or bare aluminum? I know that all of the information I have, is not to use bare aluminum pans in the brine or in the liming process. ( Most likely from the "chemical" reaction)

If the pan is coated, the vinegar or lime wouldn't come in contact with the aluminum. I would believe, that would be fine.... I'll do some checking....
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #291 on: August 05, 2018, 11:14:48 AM »
This was pulled off the canning history website...

TYPES OF PICKLES

Fermented pickle vegetables below the surface of the brine. A glass jar filled with water makes a good weight.

Containers and Weights for Fermentation:
Pickles and sauerkraut can be fermented in large stoneware crocks, large glass jars or food-grade plastic containers. If you're not sure whether a plastic container is safe for food, read its label or contact its manufacturer. Another option is to line the questionable container with several thicknesses of food-grade plastic bags. Do not use aluminum, copper, brass, galvanized or iron containers for fermenting pickles or sauerkraut.
The container needs to be large enough to allow several inches of space between the top of the food and the top of the container. Usually a 1-gallon container is needed for each 5 pounds of fresh vegetables. Sauerkraut may be fermented in quart or half-gallon canning jars, but there is a greater chance of spoilage.
After the vegetables are placed in the container and covered with brine, they must be completely submerged in the brine. A heavy plate or glass lid that fit down inside the container can be used. If extra weight is needed, a glass jar(s) filled with water and sealed can be set on top of the plate or lid. The vegetables should be covered by 1 to 2 inches of brine.
Another option for submerging the vegetables in brine is to place on food-grade plastic bag inside another and fill the inside bag with some of the pickling brine. Freezer bags sold for packaging turkeys are the right size for 5-gallon containers. Close the end securely. Then use this filled bag as the weight on top of the vegetables. Filling the bag with brine is a precaution, in case of accidental puncture
 

Equipment for Fresh-Pack Pickles:
Pickling liquids should be heated in stainless steel, aluminum, glass or unchipped enamelware saucepan. Do not use copper, brass, galvanized or iron utensils. These metals can react with acids or salts and cause undesirable color changes and/or form toxic compounds in the pickles.
For short-term brining or soaking, use crocks, saucepans or bowls made from stoneware, glass, stainless steel, aluminum or unchipped enamelware. Except for the aluminum, the same containers can be used for soaking vegetables in lime. Lime pits the aluminum and can cause an increased level of aluminum in the pickles.

 

Boiling Water Bath Canner for Processing Pickles:
Use a boiling water bath canner or any deep pot that has a rack on the bottom and a lid. You will need to be able to have 2 inches of boiling water above your jars when you process them.

Canning Jars and Lids: Use pint or quart canning jars specially designed for home canning. Commercial jars such as mayonnaise jars break more easily than standard jars and may not seal. Check all jars carefully for cracks or chips. Wash the jars in hot soapy water and rinse well.
Jars that will be filled with food and then processed for less than 10 minutes need to be sterilized first. To do this, cover the jars with hot water and boil for 10 minutes. Keep the jars hot until filled. Jars that will be filled with food and processed for 10 minutes or longer do not need to be sterilized.
Two-piece metal lids should be treated according to the manufacturer's instructions before use. These lids can be used only once.

PROCESSING AND CANNING
Processing is necessary for all pickles and relishes to destroy yeasts, molds and bacteria that may cause the products to spoil and also to
inactivate enzymes that could affect the color, flavor and texture of the pickled product. As in all canning, a seal is necessary on the jar to prevent other microorganisms from getting in.
Pickles and relishes are high acid products because of the large amount of vinegar added or because of the acid produced during the fermentation. Since they are high acid products, pickles and relishes are processed in a boiling water bath canner.
To Pack the Jars: Follow the directions in the recipe and pack the pickled product into the jar, leaving the appropriate head space (usually -inch). Remove any trapped air bubbles by sliding a non-metal spatula around the edge of the jar. Wipe the jar rim clean with a damp cloth. Place the lid (treated according to the manufacturer's instructions) on the jar and screw the screw band down fingertip tight.

For All Pickled Products: Place each jar as it is filled onto a rack in the canner containing simmering water. When canner is filled with jars, add more hot water if necessary to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Cover canner and bring water to a boil. Start counting the processing time when water reaches a boil. Process for the time specified in the recipe.

As an Option: Sometimes processing cucumber pickles in simmering water (180 F) for 30 minutes results in crisper products. To do so, pack the room temperature product into hot sterilized jars. Fill jars with 165 F to 180 F liquid, leaving -inch head space. Seal jars and process at 180 F for 30 minutes. Be sure to use a thermometer. This temperature is hard to maintain without one.
Caution! Altitude Adjustments: The processing times given for the pickle products in this publication are for altitudes of 0-1000 feet. If you are processing at an altitude over 1000 feet, see the chart for the correct processing time.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #292 on: August 05, 2018, 11:33:17 AM »
Thanks Hd. Looks like we'll be ok, since they mention aluminum under the equipment section. Although I'm gonna look up Mrs wages pickle mix (menards) to see if it has any lime in it..

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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #293 on: August 05, 2018, 01:23:45 PM »
Is it safe to ask what dilly beans are?  :undecided:

Rebs, they're your favorite! Yellow or Green beans pickled, usually with some sort of heat (pepper flakes, chillies, or peppers)
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #294 on: August 05, 2018, 05:17:59 PM »
Is it safe to ask what dilly beans are?  :undecided:

Rebs, they're your favorite! Yellow or Green beans pickled, usually with some sort of heat (pepper flakes, chillies, or peppers)

EWWWW! Why wreck a chile?!  :doah:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #295 on: August 05, 2018, 07:21:46 PM »
I pulled a mater plant today that wasn't cutting the mustard, also pulled 2 peppers I think we're habenero, kept 4 . They weren't jalapeno or green pepper so they had to go.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #296 on: August 06, 2018, 12:36:58 PM »
We both love green beans.  May have to plant some next year.  I have had dilly beans that were pretty hot and they were great!  Would like to try to make some of them too.

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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #297 on: August 07, 2018, 05:08:47 PM »
What to do with all of these green tomatoes?  :confused:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #298 on: August 07, 2018, 05:24:46 PM »
What to do with all of these green tomatoes?  :confused:

Fry!   :happy1:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #299 on: August 07, 2018, 05:26:46 PM »
What to do with all of these green tomatoes?  :confused:

Psssst....they DO turn red... it's only August....;)
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