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First tomatoes, and a small bell pepper. So far I've picked 10 tomatoes; so, about 10 more, along with jalapeno and bell peppers, and a few onions, and I'll be ready to make some fresh picante.
Good looking tomatoes. What kind are they?
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jmg wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 18:56
sweetandsour wrote: 08 Jun 2022, 04:10 IMG_20220605_105340933.jpg

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First tomatoes, and a small bell pepper. So far I've picked 10 tomatoes; so, about 10 more, along with jalapeno and bell peppers, and a few onions, and I'll be ready to make some fresh picante.
Good looking tomatoes. What kind are they?
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Made a first small batch of picante this week, with peppers left over.
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sweetandsour wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 20:08
jmg wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 18:56
sweetandsour wrote: 08 Jun 2022, 04:10 IMG_20220605_105340933.jpg

IMG_20220605_103956476.jpg

First tomatoes, and a small bell pepper. So far I've picked 10 tomatoes; so, about 10 more, along with jalapeno and bell peppers, and a few onions, and I'll be ready to make some fresh picante.
Good looking tomatoes. What kind are they?
Thanks, they're all Celebrities this year.
IMG_20220614_024047937.jpg

Made a first small batch of picante this week, with peppers left over.
Do you do a water bath for long-term storage with your canning? If not, how long will these keep? Looks great, btw.
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jmg wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 20:13
sweetandsour wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 20:08
jmg wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 18:56

Good looking tomatoes. What kind are they?
Thanks, they're all Celebrities this year.
IMG_20220614_024047937.jpg

Made a first small batch of picante this week, with peppers left over.
Do you do a water bath for long-term storage with your canning? If not, how long will these keep? Looks great, btw.
Yes, hot water/steam bath for 20-30 mins. They'll keep indefinitely, as long as they seal, (the lids "pop" as they cool, confirming a good seal). Otherwise refrigerate after opening, or for immediate use.

Btw did you see the pics of my past corn patch? Have you ever planted climbing peas or beans amongst the corn?
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sweetandsour wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 20:30
jmg wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 20:13
sweetandsour wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 20:08

Thanks, they're all Celebrities this year.
IMG_20220614_024047937.jpg

Made a first small batch of picante this week, with peppers left over.
Do you do a water bath for long-term storage with your canning? If not, how long will these keep? Looks great, btw.
Yes, hot water/steam bath for 20-30 mins. They'll keep indefinitely, as long as they seal, (the lids "pop" as they cool, confirming a good seal). Otherwise refrigerate after opening, or for immediate use.

Btw did you see the pics of my past corn patch? Have you ever planted climbing peas or beans amongst the corn?
Didn't see the corn. Where was it posted? I plant climbing beans/snap beans, but I've never planted them next to my corn. But I'm still very much learning. Seems like they would climb up the corn. Not sure if that's necessarily bad, but might choke it out.
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jmg wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 20:39
sweetandsour wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 20:30
jmg wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 20:13

Do you do a water bath for long-term storage with your canning? If not, how long will these keep? Looks great, btw.
Yes, hot water/steam bath for 20-30 mins. They'll keep indefinitely, as long as they seal, (the lids "pop" as they cool, confirming a good seal). Otherwise refrigerate after opening, or for immediate use.

Btw did you see the pics of my past corn patch? Have you ever planted climbing peas or beans amongst the corn?
Didn't see the corn. Where was it posted? I plant climbing beans/snap beans, but I've never planted them next to my corn. But I'm still very much learning. Seems like they would climb up the corn. Not sure if that's necessarily bad, but might choke it out.
Look in your corn blows over thread. A friend of mine does it, and I tried it once but the beans didn't cooperate. Next year I'll plant pole beans on either side of corn rows and see how that works out.
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sweetandsour wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 21:01
jmg wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 20:39
sweetandsour wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 20:30

Yes, hot water/steam bath for 20-30 mins. They'll keep indefinitely, as long as they seal, (the lids "pop" as they cool, confirming a good seal). Otherwise refrigerate after opening, or for immediate use.

Btw did you see the pics of my past corn patch? Have you ever planted climbing peas or beans amongst the corn?
Didn't see the corn. Where was it posted? I plant climbing beans/snap beans, but I've never planted them next to my corn. But I'm still very much learning. Seems like they would climb up the corn. Not sure if that's necessarily bad, but might choke it out.
Look in your corn blows over thread. A friend of mine does it, and I tried it once but the beans didn't cooperate. Next year I'll plant pole beans on either side of corn rows and see how that works out.
The beans for stability sake is an interesting concept. I'll have to look into that. I typically hit my corn with some ammonia a couple times throughout their growth. I wonder how the beans would handle it?
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jmg wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 21:25
sweetandsour wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 21:01
jmg wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 20:39

Didn't see the corn. Where was it posted? I plant climbing beans/snap beans, but I've never planted them next to my corn. But I'm still very much learning. Seems like they would climb up the corn. Not sure if that's necessarily bad, but might choke it out.
Look in your corn blows over thread. A friend of mine does it, and I tried it once but the beans didn't cooperate. Next year I'll plant pole beans on either side of corn rows and see how that works out.
The beans for stability sake is an interesting concept. I'll have to look into that. I typically hit my corn with some ammonia a couple times throughout their growth. I wonder how the beans would handle it?
Indians used to plant corn, beans and squash together. beans climbed up the stalks, squash covered the ground for water retention. Beans also have the capability of adding nitrogen back to the soil for the other plants to use, under the right conditions (presence of symbiotic bacteria). Fortunately, suitable bacteria cultures are available at the garden store as dry packets.

You might even be able to skip the added ammonia step.

https://laidbackgardener.blog/2018/09/0 ... n-to-soil/

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Del wrote: 18 Jun 2022, 12:55
jmg wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 21:25
sweetandsour wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 21:01
Look in your corn blows over thread. A friend of mine does it, and I tried it once but the beans didn't cooperate. Next year I'll plant pole beans on either side of corn rows and see how that works out.
The beans for stability sake is an interesting concept. I'll have to look into that. I typically hit my corn with some ammonia a couple times throughout their growth. I wonder how the beans would handle it?
Indians used to plant corn, beans and squash together. beans climbed up the stalks, squash covered the ground for water retention. Beans also have the capability of adding nitrogen back to the soil for the other plants to use, under the right conditions (presence of symbiotic bacteria). Fortunately, suitable bacteria cultures are available at the garden store as dry packets.

You might even be able to skip the added ammonia step.

https://laidbackgardener.blog/2018/09/0 ... n-to-soil/

I don't garden much, myself. I just read stuff.
True, about beans replacing nitrogen into the soil. I remember my grandfather planting his entire 1-acre garden in soy beans during an off season rotation, just to replenish the nitrogen in his soil.
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sweetandsour wrote: 18 Jun 2022, 13:56
Del wrote: 18 Jun 2022, 12:55
jmg wrote: 17 Jun 2022, 21:25

The beans for stability sake is an interesting concept. I'll have to look into that. I typically hit my corn with some ammonia a couple times throughout their growth. I wonder how the beans would handle it?
Indians used to plant corn, beans and squash together. beans climbed up the stalks, squash covered the ground for water retention. Beans also have the capability of adding nitrogen back to the soil for the other plants to use, under the right conditions (presence of symbiotic bacteria). Fortunately, suitable bacteria cultures are available at the garden store as dry packets.

You might even be able to skip the added ammonia step.

https://laidbackgardener.blog/2018/09/0 ... n-to-soil/

I don't garden much, myself. I just read stuff.
True, about beans replacing nitrogen into the soil. I remember my grandfather planting his entire 1-acre garden in soy beans during an off season rotation, just to replenish the nitrogen in his soil.
Good way to do it down here is as soon as the corn is finished, plow it up and plant greens: turnips, kale, etc. You get a fall crop and it replenishes the nitrogen the corn depleted.
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