[gardeners] Putting it by

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 09 Jul 2002 13:47:23 -0500

Well, the old spring garden is about played out. We're still getting tomatoes and various sweet and
hot chiles and the limas haven't matured yet. Okra is coming along at about the rate we can eat it
up so haven't put any by as yet. Same with figs, production has slowed way down.

So far production has been disappointing. Pressure canned 14 pints of green beans and ate probably
half that many fresh. Usually can put up 40 pints by now, too hot, too early, 14 pints of bread and
butter pickles, 7 quarts of sour pickles (grandkids like
them), 7 pints of fig preserves (pain in the you-know-what to do but tasty and pretty), and 9 pints
hamburger dills.

Scored two more cases of widemouth pints at Big Lots last week at $5.29 the case, they run over
$8.00 a case at the local market and Walmart. Being a compulsive food preserver I try to keep lots
of jars handy. <VBG>

About the middle of August we will plant the fall garden, broccoli, cauliflower, more green beans,
fall tomatoes, radishes, lettuce, cabbage, etc. Gotta go back and get more jars. So much to do and
so little time.

Life is good.