Thursday, August 12, 2010

Canning green beans

We've had an abundance of green beans growing in our garden. So, it was time to try canning some. Q bought the Presto brand 23-quart pressure canner and cooker for us to use. Q was so excited to begin learning how to can the fruits of his labor.

We washed and prepared our beans before beginning the process. Then, we followed the directions that came with the pressure canner/cooker and set to work.

The process is a bit time consuming, but it is worth it at the end. We canned seven quart jars full of yummy home-grown green beans.

We had some more to do, but decided instead to freeze a lot of it. That process didn't take nearly as long. I'm glad we preserved our veggies both ways to guarantee a good supply in the months ahead.

How have you all been doing with canning and freezing this season? Do any of you have tips for us as we are learning how to can fresh produce?


StephanieTJLee said...

I just recently considered taking a canning class and now I stumbled upon your blog! I don't have any tips but I do want to say that the green beans look wonderful :).

Steve n Vickie said...

Ooo! I love canning season. Its scads of work but the bennifits are beyond words. Deffinately worth the effort.