9 September 2021 Mulching Garlic Bed

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9 September 2021 Mulching Garlic
Mulching garlic bed for planting about the middle of October. The boards keep mulch off the garlic row until planted when they will be removed. The cloves, bulbils and rounds will cling to the soil when planted. The mulch is mostly for moisture retention and a bit o Winter protection. The plants come up through the mulch with no diiculty in the Spring.

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8 September 2021 Garlic Bed Prepared

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Garlic in my Zone 5 is planted about 15 of October. I am peparing the bed about 8 by 12 ft. The bed was rototilld, a layer of compost added, and a sprinle of NPK fertilizer was added and rotilled in. Tomorow the bed will be covered with wood chips about three inches. In October marked rows will be scraped and the garlic will be planted about 100 plants. The garlic plants push though th mulch with no difficulty.

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4 September 2021 Blackberry and Raspberry

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There is a small raspberry patch and three blackbery bushes. During September a small rendering is obtained and eaten fresh. The blackberries ripen one at a time+, they grow in clusters but don’t ripen so. They last until frost in September.

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3 September 2021 Vegetable Garden Soup

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Eleven garden vegetables were made into soup for current use. The selected vegetables were cut into soup sized pieces. The liquid base was sufficient water about a liter and a liter of slurry/juice. The mixture was cooked in a double boiler for two hours. No condiments were added. Simple to make and nourishing.

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2 September 2021 Tomatoes (Pressure Canning)

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The third step in processing for storage is to pressure can at 15 PSI for 15 minutes.

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2 September 2021 Tomatoes (Straining)

STRAINING
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2 September 2021 Tomatoes (Straining)
This is the straining portion o the post. The next is the pressure canning.

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2 September 2021 Tomatoes (Slurry) (Straining) (Pressure Canning)

SLURRY
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There will be three posts depicting slurry, straining, and Pressure Cannning.

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1 September 2021 Six Vegetable Juice

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Six vegetabls from the garden were transformed into 14 liters of Pressure Canned Juice. Pressure was 15 PSI for 15 minutes. Three stages were presented in the photos, Making slurry, straining slurry, then pressure canning. The tops were used from the beets,carrots,and turnips. It was ascertained they have nutrients.

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31 August 2021 Brussels Sprouts

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Five of eight Brusels Sprouts were made into 7 litrs of pressure canned juice at 15 PSI for 15 minutes. The type of plant was a hybrid called Jade Cross. Often they are perfect. This batch was less than perfect making processing tedious. There is no liquid in Brussels Sprouts so more water than is normal has to be added when making the slurry. The final poduct is satisfactory.

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31 August 2021 Onions

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Onions
About ten pounds of onions were added to the cold room. The tops had ompletely died off. The onions literally come almost out o the gound, only the roots stay. The largest onion was one pound. All in pristine condition.

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