Category Archives: legumes

tax day

At least for some people.  For me, it was getting one section of the garden cleaned up and organized.   First, the tale of the Goal Zero 1000.  This was from Costco of all places and seems to be an unique … Continue reading

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2017 spring update

raining now and more on the way. They keep talking about the La Nina coming with heat and drought, but until it does, we’ll enjoy all this rain In the greenhouse the peas have started to sprout, the potatoes also.  … Continue reading

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Tattler experiment

Have officially declared my experiment with Tattler lids over AND a failure.  Canned some beans for making refries yesterday and had 3 pint jars with tattler lids and 4 with regular metal lids. One of each failed. So what is … Continue reading

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getting started

Finally, got the greenhouse cleaned up, pretty much got all the covers up, and got seeds stuck into dirt. Grow bags on the north wall, far right with seedling potatoes, middle and left bags waiting.  Later in the afternoon, planted … Continue reading

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beans and bees

Christmas means a ham, which then means bean and ham soup.  This year managed 10 quarts.  Did both regular canning as well as experimenting with the Tattler lids.  Ultimately, 2 quarts ended up not sealing, and those I dehydrated.  The … Continue reading

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tattler lids and bean soup

  Christmas Ham leads to bean soup!  and still experimenting with Tattler lids. Find they actually work a little differently than the single use metal lids, but it will take multiple uses before I’m totally confident with them! Starting from … Continue reading

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update

Its mid-September, the garden is still producing, AND still sucking up water cause its still HOT, but the plants know the seasons. Water barrels (3000) gallons of them, empty.  Green beans going immediately to seed, peppers ripening, tomatoes ripening.  The … Continue reading

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