Friday, September 13, 2013

Putting up green beans

Now that my pole beans are done producing and the beans are all canned up, I have a little more time to write on my blog. I haven't felt good the past couple of days and have just been relaxing with the cats.

The pole beans produced way more than the bush beans have in the past. I may skip the bush beans next year and just do the pole beans instead. Will save me some room. No need to have them both growing.


This is a huge bowl, just shy of a half a bushel. This is only some of the beans that I picked. It took me a couple of hours to snip and snap and cut up the beans.


It's a good thing we like beans, I canned about 36 pints and have more to do. The beans I have left on the poles I am going to let dry out to save.

To can them, I don't do anything special. I just follow the directions in the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. I don't add any canning salt. Hubby is on blood pressure meds, so I don't like to add salt if I don't have to. It's one thing I love about canning my own veggies. I know what is going in them.


4 comments:

  1. That is a lot of beans, glad they grew so well for you.

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    1. Thanks Deb. We love love love green beans.

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  2. Looks like your beans did really well. We love green beans too. I have to agree about growing pole beans instead of bush beans. Not only because of the space, but it saves all that bending over to pick them!

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    1. You know I didn't even think about bending over to pick the bush beans. LOL. I have a little helper three times a week who gets the low stuff off the pole beans anyway. I do have bush beans in my fall garden and he loves to pick them.

      I also noticed that the pole beans produce a ton more beans than the bush beans have in the past. Another reason to do those instead from now on.

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