Green beans, eggplant, onions, tomato
Today’s Harvest Basket, August 29, 2014
are a favorite vegetable to grow and freeze for later use. It has been a good year for green beans. The bean plants are a collection of seeds, the end of a couple of different seed packets. These bush beans are about 5 1/2″ long and straight.
With a long rainy spring, the first planting of beans was later than usual. Planting too early is a waste of seed. Beans do not like cool, wet soil and will rot.
We’ve been planting short rows of beans, every 2 or 3 weeks. That has made for plenty of fresh green beans all summer. There is enough to freeze a few packages now and then.
I like the idea of freezing a couple of packages of beans when there are fresh green beans. It sure beats, having to set aside a full day for canning a big batch.
Green beans almondine – A quick and easy way to prepare fresh green beans is green beans almondine. Simply steam beans, toast sliced or slivered almonds. Brown butter, toss beans in the butter and sprinkle with almonds.
- What to do when the garden explodes: dehydrate – The dehydrator is running nonstop. Three cherry tomato plants are producing more than we need fresh and dried.
- To learn more about these container grown vegetables – Best new container grown vegetables.