What's everyone canning this year?

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  1. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    With a huge surge in vegetable gardening this year due to the pandemic, I wondered if there would be a surge in food preservation this year as well.
    I'm planning to can several types of jam, peaches, apple sauce, relish, tomatoes, tomato sauce, salsa, beans, carrots, pickled beets and potatoes. I've already frozen asparagus and rhubarb, and will also be freezing black currents, raspberries, pumpkin, and squash. Looking for ideas! What's everyone 'putting up' this year?
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    My lord you must have a big garden !
     
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    Mart, Netty has a big garden, a green thumb all the way to her elbow, and most of the canning jars in southern Ontario!
    I'm making refrigerator pickles for the first time. A recipe given to me by a lady who makes great refrigerator pickles, and she told me it was "no fail." We'll see . . . .
     
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    Surely some jams too. Blackberries, loads hopefully. Will make plum and peach chutney again. Strawberry and raspberry jam too. Definitely tomato sauce and hopefully letcho and ratatouille. I will probably try lactofermenting courgettes too and making them like dill pickles.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I am canning laughter so that as this wretched summer bears down on me I can open one every so often and forget the heat and drought.
     
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    Excellent idea Toni ! I need that recipe !
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Another few weeks and fall pears will be ready ! Pear preserves are on my list ! If this arm cooperates and I can figure out how to peel them and not put a strain on it !
     
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    I have a hand operated apple peeler. Works great for more than just apples ... I use it for potatoes and pears too!
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Jams, tomato's, leeks, bean sorts, broccoli, apple sauce, spinach, Swiss chard...I cannot think of the rest.
    It is all going pretty well at the moment, just all this rain! I just cannot be happy, right. Too much rain, too much sun, etc. hahaha.
     
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    I made physalis jam today.
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    what is that Odif ?
     
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    @mart physalis is also called cape gooseberries.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Sjoerd, you can spinach and chard? I have an abundance of kale, any idea of processing times?
     
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    We do not have those in Texas ! Tried one variety of gooseberries but they do not like Texas heat !
     
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    Netty can you post a pic so I know what to look for ? May need to just buy one !
     

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