Gardening 2021: berries, veggies, trees and flowers!

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Queen K wrote: Nov 7th, 2021, 9:13 am Sterile seeds is evil. A work against Nature.

Pretty soon I expect an Orwellian announcement like, "gardening is bad for you and goes against the State."

Thanks Lady t for the gardening compliment *blushes*. I am muddling through. I plan to replant the Bee Balm you gave me out of the wheelbarrows and into the soil, maybe today. Planting garlic today too.
Pretty soon I expect an Orwellian announcement like, "canning your fruit and vegetables is bad for you and goes against the State."

I was more than a little excited yesterday, having a conversation with a stove repair person. He told me that I have ruined by stove by canning on it, that I should get rid of my coil burner stove and get a flat top. I asked, how I was to can with a flat top. He said you can't but flat tops are 70% energy efficient and coil burners only 40%. And, that the manufacturers are attempting to discontinue the coil burner stoves. I asked how to can then............he said get an old stove for your basement and do it there. Great, since we have a rancher with a crawl space! He went onto almost shame me for using a coil burner stove. I countered with my desire to can and he said those days are over. I then asked him, with his knowledge of the industry......what I could get counterwise for canning and he said there was nothing. When I had completely exhausted his expertise, he suggested that I get an old coil burner stove, with a thick enamaled top. He even thru in that perhaps I could get one in avocado green or harvest gold. I almost thru him out of the house. But where there is a will, there is a way. Perhaps I will trade in my stainless steel appliances and go for a total retro makeover.
I am reaching out here and asking.................what are you using to do your canning on?
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If you have gas to the house, look into a gas stove. We switched about 10 years ago and should we ever move, gas to the house is a must.
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two_shoes1mit wrote: Nov 11th, 2021, 8:34 am I am reaching out here and asking.................what are you using to do your canning on?
We can on our ceramic/glass top stove.

You could always get a propane burner and do it outside.

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I do that - it's been awesome. Plus if we have a power outage, between that and the bbq we're golden.

I hope to can more next year, these past two years I haven't done much.
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Is it too late to plant garlic in Kelowna?
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faith7177 wrote: Nov 17th, 2021, 10:59 am Is it too late to plant garlic in Kelowna?
I'm almost certain it is too late.
https://www.almanac.com/planting-garlic-fall

But from another article,
However, you can also plant garlic in the spring, especially if you have a long growing season. The cloves won't be as large, but you'll enjoy the garlic scapes which are delicious shoots with a mild garlic flavor.
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We're trying it today. It's that or eat our seed.
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faith7177 wrote: Nov 17th, 2021, 10:59 am Is it too late to plant garlic in Kelowna?
It might be but you could plant some and see and save the rest for the Spring.
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I'd try it. It's like Spring out there today and the next week looks moderate. Go for it!
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