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Offline mountainmoma

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #240 on: August 24, 2018, 09:14:01 PM »
first 2 cukes, just the right size for pickling, but not enough, so will be eaten fresh, and the first 2 zuchinni.  I also ate right off the plant a few cherry tomatoes, a few blackberries, a couple grapes and one wild plum, that was a surprise, I thought the late frost got all plums. 

Past couple days I have harvested greens like chard and collards to give to the chickens and finished digging up, washing and finding a few boxes for potatoes.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #241 on: August 24, 2018, 09:19:20 PM »
Tomatoes.
Ear corn, too far past eating. Darn. Guess I'll let it dry then grind into corn flour.
New seed to me. Bloody Butcher. Anyone use it before?

ok, you would know this, I havent grown sweet corn in decades.  Bu we have some this year -- so here is the silly question, how do you know when it is the correct stage to pick ? I is an early sweet corn, good thing as it was planted late, but I havent grown it before and the bed was just regained back from weeds, so who knows what is the proper size it will get to ?

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #242 on: August 24, 2018, 10:55:21 PM »
Size can be all over the map.
Silk will start loosing the green color.
Peel husk back enough to expose the corn.
If you can jam your thumb nail into it easily, I pick that one, husk it, and take a bite.
If sweet and very juicy, it's ready

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #243 on: August 28, 2018, 08:55:59 AM »
Yesterday. Taters and peppers

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #244 on: August 28, 2018, 05:49:59 PM »
Dug the last of the taters.
Picked the last of the corn.
Picked the last of the maters.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #245 on: August 31, 2018, 07:10:12 AM »
Cherry tomatoes (still producing like crazy - can't keep up with them) and cucumbers.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #246 on: August 31, 2018, 01:54:26 PM »
cucumbers, quite a few; a zuchini ; tomato ; mint, green onions; a cabbage; a few wild cherry plums and berries, ate out of hand

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #247 on: September 03, 2018, 07:13:24 AM »
Yesterday I picked apples and pears.  This was our best year for pears.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #248 on: September 03, 2018, 09:26:36 AM »
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Are you a canner??

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #249 on: September 03, 2018, 09:53:59 AM »
I think I will try to can the pears this year.  I have never done that before.  I usually make applesauce and apple butter.  Now I have an abundance of pears!

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #250 on: September 03, 2018, 12:06:50 PM »
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They can up about like peaches.
I wish we had pears at the orchards around here, but no.
They are into apples and peaches.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #251 on: September 03, 2018, 01:13:13 PM »
Pear butter?

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #252 on: September 04, 2018, 05:57:41 PM »
I haven’t ever canned peaches, either!   :)  I hope the weather forecast for the weekend is accurate; the temps will be much better for getting the kitchen steamy.  It is way toooo hot and humid right now to even think about canning.
I hadn’t thought of pear butter, and I have never had it.  It sounds interesting. 

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #253 on: September 05, 2018, 04:20:54 AM »
I haven’t ever canned peaches, either!   :)  I hope the weather forecast for the weekend is accurate; the temps will be much better for getting the kitchen steamy.  It is way toooo hot and humid right now to even think about canning.
I hadn’t thought of pear butter, and I have never had it.  It sounds interesting.

I haven't tried this but it sounds quite tasty. It's in the plans.

https://www.freshpreserving.com/salted-caramel-pear-butter-br4021.html

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #254 on: September 05, 2018, 11:48:22 AM »
I haven’t ever canned peaches, either!   :)  I hope the weather forecast for the weekend is accurate; the temps will be much better for getting the kitchen steamy.  It is way toooo hot and humid right now to even think about canning.
I hadn’t thought of pear butter, and I have never had it.  It sounds interesting.

Well, the main thing with peaches and apples, to keep the slices from browning until you get them in the jar, drop all the slices into a bowl of water with lemon juice added. This keeps the brown look away. This should pertain to pears also.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #255 on: September 05, 2018, 12:16:32 PM »
Well, the main thing with peaches and apples, to keep the slices from browning until you get them in the jar, drop all the slices into a bowl of water with lemon juice added. This keeps the brown look away. This should pertain to pears also.

I haven't checked about pears but you can also use 6 500mg. vitamin C tablets crushed per gallon of water to soak. I've used this on potatoes and bananas. Canned the potatoes and dried the bananas.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #256 on: September 05, 2018, 12:48:14 PM »
I'll try to remember that one

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #257 on: September 05, 2018, 01:56:27 PM »
Interesting thing I noticed with the potatoes. Some had dark flesh when peeled and cut. Soaked them in the solution and canned. No dark spots on the potatoes after canning. Why? Beats me.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #258 on: September 05, 2018, 04:18:29 PM »
No idea

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #259 on: September 05, 2018, 04:33:28 PM »
After that post I remembered I had the same thing happen with sweet potatoes. Don't remember if I put them in plain water or with Vit C solution or nothing. No dark spots after canning.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #260 on: September 07, 2018, 12:23:07 PM »
I'm going to sound crazy but on my way to pick a few ground cherries I managed to pick about a half dozen... strawberries. It's way out of season but my plants are not only producing but covered in flowers. I'm not complaining.

Also getting ready to pick the Honeycrisps and cut back some squash plants so the cabbage has room to finish.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #261 on: September 07, 2018, 05:14:20 PM »
I probably couldn't even find our strawberrys this time of year. We let them go after harvest.
They get buried in weeds and grass.
Next spring, we clean them up.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #262 on: September 14, 2018, 01:29:28 PM »
I just started my own small garden on my balcony. Still waiting for my tomatoes to grow.  >:(

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #263 on: September 15, 2018, 06:39:23 AM »
I just started my own small garden on my balcony. Still waiting for my tomatoes to grow.  >:(

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #264 on: September 16, 2018, 04:29:00 PM »
Well today was the day. About 30 lbs of Honeycrisps. The ground cherries are waning and I've got a few massive zucchini that need to be made into bread or pasta. Hopefully in the next not too long we get the cabbage.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #265 on: September 16, 2018, 05:37:14 PM »
..........and I've got a few massive zucchini that need to be made into bread or pasta.

Mmmm, let me know, maybe I can get there. Never had squash pasta.