Thursday, July 28, 2011

canning produce from the getto garden

A very short post and photos of what I am doing this weekend...Canning the first tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers from the getto bucket brigade garden.

I am going to do a fiesta salsa, which has some colored sweet peppers and then some mildly hot garden salsa peppers.  And then a few cucumbers for pickles.   This is just a very small start.  Everything in the garden is slow, but is doing well beside the fact we had terrible cold and wet weather throughout the spring here and then intense heat and humidity.  I got some of the larger Zukes done for relish yesterday.

I am planning to go to Farmer's Market Saturday and see if my vendor has colored sweet peppers.  I just need a few for my fiesta salsa, it brightens up the mix and makes a pretty and colorful gift.  The peppers around here are pretty late just like everything else. Oh well, best laid plans of mice and men.

Well, I need to get going and go see if I can find some Pickle Crisp and a few other things for canning over the weekend.
Please take care all and have a wonderful and productive weekend, in whatever you plan.



  1. I love canning salsa!

    Wishing you cool weather while canning!


    (love the profile photo with the long haired kitty!!)

  2. Good luck with all the canning. Our garden fried in the sun - we just couldn't afford to water it as it needed and it scorched up. I'm glad your's is doing so well.

  3. I harvested the remainder of our early beet planting today--took two large kettles to cook them. I made 2 qts of pickled beets from the small ones, sliced 4 qts of the larger ones for the freezer and put the rest in the fridge for harvard beets this weekend.
    What weather for slaving over a canner!

  4. Looks like you are way ahead of me on tomatoes. My are just hanging there not ripening very fast.

    That little container garden is doing you proud!

    I was out yesterday and forgot to check for Pickle Crisp.

  5. hi
    you are very productive!!!
    your zucchini relish in the last post
    looks good.thanks for sharing the recipe.
    have a wonderful weekend,
    hugs regina