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Canning experiments

Did I mention I love to Can?

Pickled Cherry Radishes

These are Pickled Radishes.  I know, never heard of this.  Well I haven’t either, but who cares.  I love to Can.  My Dad planted a 50 foot row of cherry radishes all in a big wad of plants.  We could never eat all of these so I decided to play with them.   These were Canned in white vinegar and a 1/2 tsp of salt.  I think they’re pretty to look at, but it’s odd how the red came off the radishes and dyed the juice.   I am thinking about dilling some.  Why not?

Here’s a picture of yesterdays pickin’s from the garden.

Cucumbers, Sweet Banana Peppers,  Zucchini, and Yellow Squash

I also dug up about a dozen purple onions and hung them up to dry on the back porch.  There were a few small onions so I used them to Can a mixture of cucumbers, zucchini, sweet banana peppers.  I dilled this mixture with apple cider vinegar, salt, garlic, and dill stems.  Made 2 qts. and 1 quart of dill pickles.

Today I’ll be slicing the yellow squash to freeze for future fried squash.  YUM!
Tonight we plan on digging up the rest of the onions.  The days are so hot.  I prefer to go out after 7pm to do anything in the garden.




May 11, 2011
Well the garden continues to grow.  Dad tilled it again Friday and fertilized it with 10-20-10.  Yesterday I raked up the dirt around the potatoes for a second time.

Last evening I went out to check the onions and radishes.  Two of the onions are getting seed tops.  I dug gently in the dirt to only find a small onion so I carefully covered it back up.   Dad suggests that I remove some of the dirt that has formed on top of the onions; from the rains washing it there.  He says they need to show barely the tops of the onion itself on the surface of the dirt.


Well, so much for adding Nitrogen to the soil and only getting green tops instead of a radish.  They were sweet on the front of your tongue and hot(ish) on the back.  Yummy in a salad and alone.  We decided to plant more soon.

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