Anyone else having to put gardening aside due to canning?

Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)August 30, 2008

Sheesh...I wanna go out and play, yet the produce needs put up now!

I'm so behind on even answering emails, getting some things out for postage (Yikes...members prepaid a week or two ago), and even responding to some seed trades I posted to.

I'm being a real deadbeat, but it sure is not by choice.

Hopefully here in the next few days, I will get a reprieve and get to do some much needed GW catching up. As it is, I just stop by here briefly when on break from things.

This morning it is salsa, and then on to the beans I broke into the night last night...and then there are maters that are getting very ripe on a table outside, and more to be picked again! When will this madness end?

Anyone else in my predicament?

If I owe you an email reply, or responded to a trade post, please know I will indeed get back in touch with you all...hopefully here soon.


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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

I'm hoping to be in that predictment next year when I plant a veggie garden. Of course, Sue, then I'll have to bug you about how to can..."G"

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 11:56AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I'll gladly try and help. I suggest you getting one of the newer Ball Blue Books that covers canning, freezing, and preserving. It might make some good wintertime reading as you 'plan' out all the goodies you plan to plant next season.

So far today I have done a batch of salsa, 14 quarts of green beans, and now have another batch of salsa cooking and about 16 quarts of tomatoes cooking. Buckets are washed and jars are ready. I guess I could go pick more maters, but then I would have to 'deal' with them.
I wanna get this stuff done, so I can later spray some round-up. I don't want to spray until I am all done handling any produce or utensils in any way...sigh. Guess I could also go and water something...or pick the grapes...sigh

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 6:07PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

hmmm..maybe wine out of the grapes..."G"

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 9:45PM
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luky sue! i miss canning.
i made my garden bigger this year but not getting enough for canning. not one green pepper yet:(

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 12:04PM
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Hi Sue,
I am behind due to canning and preparing for the tomato party!
I've done salsa and blackberry jam. I'm doing hot pepper jam tommorrow. Plus I have to do tomatoes tomorrow too. Oh I need to save tomato seeds too!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 9:45PM
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I think the squirrels and bunnies got more to can than I do.

some pickles maybe...


    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 11:41PM
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