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Yesterday I put up 6.5 lbs of beans, roughly half Contender and half Provider. That made an even dozen pint jars with none left over. That makes 34 jars on hand. We always put up extra beans in the fall in case next spring’s bean planting fails for some reason. That happened one year so we’d rather have extra on hand than run short. There will be one more wave of beans in a week or so and those will be eaten fresh and/or given away.

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good for you. you never know what this Winter/Spring will bring. its much better to be prepared and not need every last jar you put away but you can never be too certain. I would love get a few more canned I have two rows yet to be picked a frost forecast for tomorrow night. I hope they don't get frosted after I cover them. then its back warm again.
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Yesterday I put up 6.5 lbs of beans, roughly half Contender and half Provider. That made an even dozen pint jars with none left over. That makes 34 jars on hand. We always put up extra beans in the fall in case next spring’s bean planting fails for some reason. That happened one year so we’d rather have extra on hand than run short. There will be one more wave of beans in a week or so and those will be eaten fresh and/or given away.

I also have some canned beans, but I don't know what to do with them. Do you have an interesting recipe?
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I have 4 quarts and a pint in the canner as i type.
Mr Big, my family like greenbeans cooked slowly in a cast iron skillet with bacon cooking down on top of them. a little caramelization on the bottom of the pan. boom! they eat them all. I never have left overs then. canned beans work almost as well as raw greenbeans. During the Winter you make do with what you have not always what you want.
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You can always make a refrigerated pickled bean salad by marinating them in an Italian or Greek style salad dressing adding some onion, etc. Or you can make a brine from a pickled bean salad canning recipe and just marinate in the refrigerator instead of canning.
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I have 4 quarts and a pint in the canner as i type.
Mr Big, my family like greenbeans cooked slowly in a cast iron skillet with bacon cooking down on top of them. a little caramelization on the bottom of the pan. boom! they eat them all. I never have left overs then. canned beans work almost as well as raw greenbeans. During the Winter you make do with what you have not always what you want.
I was just thinking about next years garden yesterday,what type green bean does best around here?Pole or bush?I'm going to cut back on my number of tomato plants as I always plant more than I should.We love string beans and so does our grandchildren who we babysit.We don't do any canning but sure do miss those fresh home grown vegetables during the winter months.
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CJP, we grow bush beans but that said... grow whichever you want. I just don't have a trellis system set up for beans. We grow provider, contender? Jade and goldrush for a yellow bean. I do one row of romas for a custom order but I also use or sell the extras. I don't grow any string beans, I grow only stringless beans.
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CJP, we grow bush beans but that said... grow whichever you want. I just don't have a trellis system set up for beans. We grow provider, contender? Jade and goldrush for a yellow bean. I do one row of romas for a custom order but I also use or sell the extras. I don't grow any string beans, I grow only stringless beans.
Thanks will pick up a few different kinds of bush beans
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