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Carrots? I plant 3 successive crops thru summer. Last planting I do is Aug 15 so I can clear out garden totally by Oct 21.
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Queen K wrote: Jul 20th, 2022, 8:14 am I see in another group people are planting carrots at this time of year. Do they do ok planted this late? I've never done it.

Nice cabbage! Everything is a personal preference, I'd be making coleslaw out of it but that's just me.
My plans for the cabbage are Winter Salad. Mom's recipe
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I will either have to get a couple more cabbages (since that was the only one ready) or cut down the recipe.
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^^^ that sounds suspiciously similar to a slaw a now-deceased pal made. It kept in fridge for ages. If this is the same, could you let me know if this recipe does the same?
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Oh, it definitely does!
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That’s it then. Can you send me instructions? I am having a bit of a problem “seeing” recipe with my new upgraded lens transplants

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when little I called Brussels sprouts baby cabbages// worked, same family
I would have fried the cabbage :/ At least you can air out the house in the Summer
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Catsumi wrote: Jul 20th, 2022, 8:25 pm That’s it then. Can you send me instructions? I am having a bit of a problem “seeing” recipe with my new upgraded lens transplants

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Winter Salad - makes about 10 quarts
3 Cabbages
6 large onions
6 long carrots
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
(if cabbages are big you will need to add more of the other veggies, and make more syrup)

Chop or shred veggies, cover with 1/2 cup coarse salt and cold water; let stand 3 hours. Make syrup in the interval.
Drain well and put in mason jars (really mash it in there with a wooden spoon). Cover with syrup.

Syrup:
1 quart vinegar
5 cups sugar
1 tbsp celery seed
1 tbsp mustard seed
(my notes suggest doubling the syrup, you don't have to allow the syrup to cool although mom's recipe says to use the syrup cold)

Process in canner for 15 minutes at full boil. Check seals when cooled.

I make this every few years, goes really well with pulled pork or anything you might have coleslaw with.
When you do open a jar, it will last a really long time in the fridge.
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Canning red currant juice tonight. What a process! Oh, and one red currant bush for sale. [icon_lol2.gif]
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Remember when you gave me 2 current bushes? I have one and I gave one to MIL - this is the first year hers has born fruit, and it is apparently loaded :)

I get fruit off of mine every few years or so.
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I hope all who planted green beans this spring are overwhelmed as I am with picking, cleaning, blanching and freezing them.

A bumper crop.
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Catsumi wrote: Jul 29th, 2022, 10:23 pm I hope all who planted green beans this spring are overwhelmed as I am with picking, cleaning, blanching and freezing them.

A bumper crop.
I'm getting tired of them already! lol
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Bsuds wrote: Jul 30th, 2022, 7:54 am
Catsumi wrote: Jul 29th, 2022, 10:23 pm I hope all who planted green beans this spring are overwhelmed as I am with picking, cleaning, blanching and freezing them.

A bumper crop.
I'm getting tired of them already! lol
You’re not saving any for winter?
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Catsumi wrote: Jul 30th, 2022, 8:58 am
Bsuds wrote: Jul 30th, 2022, 7:54 am

I'm getting tired of them already! lol
You’re not saving any for winter?
We might but not our favorite. Ok to use in a casserole but too mushy for me.

We did some a couple of years ago without blanching. I read somewhere that tou didn't have to.
They were gross to say the least and all went in the compost.
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This is todays early morning before it gets too hot harvest.

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WE have a fridge drawer fll of beans!
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Our Peppers died! :-X
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