Sunday, November 21, 2010

Put Up From The 2010 Garden

There is a link in the pages section on the right hand side of this blog called "Put Up."  As I froze or cured produce from the garden, I added it to a list which is posted below.  I've never tracked how much produce I've prepared for future use before. Some seasons, I would have way too much of something in the freezer.  The year of the anaheim peppers comes to mind.  They were prolific!  Other seasons, I'd hardly get anything saved.  This year, I kept on top of extra produce and put up as much as I could.  I'm curious to see how much we use before it is time to put up produce again.  I have a list to start with and we'll see how it pans over the next year.

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  1. I really admire all your hard work. I'll never forget one time we had what seemed like hundreds of green bell peppers. We got so tired of them and the neighbors would run from us!!!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Isn't it fun? I always feel so industrious and thrifty after I dry, freeze or can foods. Happy harvest and happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. ~Mildred
    I worried about giving tomatoes to a friend so much this year that he may run as well, but he says they welcomed each one.

    It is good to feel like we've provided for ourselves.

  4. I have seen folks keeping track of their harvest before. I am not organized enough, but maybe I could just keep track of what I freeze. That is a good idea.

    You asked me if arums come up every year. That reminded me I had forgotten to include a link to a post I'd done on them when I showed that photo. They are weird plants. They come up in the spring, produce odd looking "flowers" which turn into berries, which turn red, then the whole plant dies back. The leaves come back toward fall. They are poisonous, by the way. Here's the link to the post, if you want to go see photos of mine throughout the season of 2009.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. ~Sue
    Space in the freezer can be an issue which is one reason I'm tracking everything this year. If I discover we don't need so much of something, I'll give more of it away rather than store it.

    Thanks for the link on the arums. They look very interesting. I think I'll keep an eye out for them. We don't stay warm enough for them to become too much of a problem.

    Have a great Thanksgiving as well!

  6. It's so nice to be able to have produce in the freezers and canned goods put up in the cupboards!! Makes one feel ready for winter!

  7. This year we put up potatoes, onions, and sweet corn. Wonderful to have the space to garden and have enough to last the winter through.

  8. ~Melanie
    I know. Bring on the snow!

    You did really well getting produce for winter.

  9. You have certainly had a prolific year in your garden. Enjoy your bounty of tastiness!

  10. Congrats on all that you have 'put up' this year... It's great to keep track ---and you can be proud of all that you have done... You will enjoy all of this bounty all winter!!!!!!



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