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Another batch of carrots ready for canning plus the green beans are
finally coming on. Got a bag of figs from friends to turn into jam as
our fig tree got hit hard by the two day freeze in January where it got
down to 21F both days. Half of it fell off come spring. Plus the cukes
are blooming like crazy, don't need any pickles as we had bumper crops
the last three years, pantry is full of jams, jellies, pickles, you name
it. And I still have about six cases of jars and a box of lids and
rings. I'm not a hoarder but you never know when the canning urge comes on.

No pears to can this year as that same hard freeze hit the pear tree.
I've found three pears on the tree and, if they ripen, will just be eaten.

The kumquat tree was also hit hard, lost all of its leaves but now is in
full bloom, more blooms than the previous three years. Might be getting
a lot of quats for jellies and jams, not to mention chopped for kumquat
pies and cakes.

My blueberry plants have never done anything so will be pulling them up
and ditching them, they're only about eighteen inches high and have
never grown. Thinking either domestic dewberries or blackberries will go
in there, dewberries like some shade too.

George

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On 2017-06-02 21:49:34 +0000, George Shirley said:

Another batch of carrots ready for canning plus the green beans are
finally coming on. Got a bag of figs from friends to turn into jam as
our fig tree got hit hard by the two day freeze in January where it got
down to 21F both days. Half of it fell off come spring. Plus the cukes
are blooming like crazy, don't need any pickles as we had bumper crops
the last three years, pantry is full of jams, jellies, pickles, you
name it. And I still have about six cases of jars and a box of lids and
rings. I'm not a hoarder but you never know when the canning urge comes
on.

No pears to can this year as that same hard freeze hit the pear tree.
I've found three pears on the tree and, if they ripen, will just be
eaten.

The kumquat tree was also hit hard, lost all of its leaves but now is
in full bloom, more blooms than the previous three years. Might be
getting a lot of quats for jellies and jams, not to mention chopped for
kumquat pies and cakes.

My blueberry plants have never done anything so will be pulling them up
and ditching them, they're only about eighteen inches high and have
never grown. Thinking either domestic dewberries or blackberries will
go in there, dewberries like some shade too.

George


You growing any of that leaf celery stuff in Tejas? You'd dried it and
sent me a bunch. It's gone. '-)

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On 6/7/2017 10:50 AM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
On 2017-06-02 21:49:34 +0000, George Shirley said:

Another batch of carrots ready for canning plus the green beans are
finally coming on. Got a bag of figs from friends to turn into jam as
our fig tree got hit hard by the two day freeze in January where it
got down to 21F both days. Half of it fell off come spring. Plus the
cukes are blooming like crazy, don't need any pickles as we had bumper
crops the last three years, pantry is full of jams, jellies, pickles,
you name it. And I still have about six cases of jars and a box of
lids and rings. I'm not a hoarder but you never know when the canning
urge comes on.

No pears to can this year as that same hard freeze hit the pear tree.
I've found three pears on the tree and, if they ripen, will just be
eaten.

The kumquat tree was also hit hard, lost all of its leaves but now is
in full bloom, more blooms than the previous three years. Might be
getting a lot of quats for jellies and jams, not to mention chopped
for kumquat pies and cakes.

My blueberry plants have never done anything so will be pulling them
up and ditching them, they're only about eighteen inches high and have
never grown. Thinking either domestic dewberries or blackberries will
go in there, dewberries like some shade too.

George


You growing any of that leaf celery stuff in Tejas? You'd dried it and
sent me a bunch. It's gone. '-)

Not much anymore, celery is very cheap here in the land of wetback labor
but we don't even eat much celery anymore. May just grow some more leaf
celery just to use in stews and soups again, it truly is a weed.

Our children are both contemplating early retirement. Daughter is an
assistant principal and puts in long hours and is getting tired. Son is
the Assistant Director of Texas Children's Hospital and we don't see he
or his family very often.

George
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On Wed, 7 Jun 2017 10:50:53 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
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On 2017-06-02 21:49:34 +0000, George Shirley said:

Another batch of carrots ready for canning plus the green beans are
finally coming on. Got a bag of figs from friends to turn into jam as
our fig tree got hit hard by the two day freeze in January where it got
down to 21F both days. Half of it fell off come spring. Plus the cukes
are blooming like crazy, don't need any pickles as we had bumper crops
the last three years, pantry is full of jams, jellies, pickles, you
name it. And I still have about six cases of jars and a box of lids and
rings. I'm not a hoarder but you never know when the canning urge comes
on.

No pears to can this year as that same hard freeze hit the pear tree.
I've found three pears on the tree and, if they ripen, will just be
eaten.

The kumquat tree was also hit hard, lost all of its leaves but now is
in full bloom, more blooms than the previous three years. Might be
getting a lot of quats for jellies and jams, not to mention chopped for
kumquat pies and cakes.

My blueberry plants have never done anything so will be pulling them up
and ditching them, they're only about eighteen inches high and have
never grown. Thinking either domestic dewberries or blackberries will
go in there, dewberries like some shade too.

George


You growing any of that leaf celery stuff in Tejas? You'd dried it and
sent me a bunch. It's gone. '-)

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I have some planted for the first time this year. Hasn't sprouted yet,
but if it does, I will get some to you. Whole new plant for me. I was
digging in the seed storage bins and saw the envelope for it....


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