Fall Vegetables - July Planting
Bush Beans, Snap Beans, Broccoli
Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Cucumber,
Spinach, Summer Squash,
Tomatoes, Turnip Greens, Turnip Roots
KEEP IN MIND
THE FOLLOWING STEPS
WHEN CANNING VEGETABLES:
1. Select mature, yet tender vegetables.
2. From the garden to the canner as soon as possible.
3. Wash and prepare vegetables.
4. Preheat vegetables if hot-pack method is use.
5. Pack in standard canning jars; cover with liquid.
6. Wipe jar mouth and seal according to lid directions.
7. Place jar on rack in pressure canner which has 2 to 3 inches of boiling
8. Adjust pressure canner lid.
9. Let steam escape 10 minutes from petcock, then close.
10. Start counting time when pressure gauge registers the recommended
pounds pressure for altitude.
11. Use recommended time table.
12. When time is up, slide canner from range unit; let cool.
13. About five minutes after gauge has returned to zero, open petcock
14. Open lid from opposite side of the canner first; then all the way.
15. Take out hot jars, one at a time.
16. Place on rack to cool - out of a draft.
17. The next day, store canned food in a cool, dark, dry place.
For canners that do not have a petcock, allow steam to escape from vent
for 10 minutes.
What can Gardening do for You?
Reduce Stress, Increase Strength, Lower Blood Pressure,
Reduce Cholesterol, Foster Creativity, Provide Optimism,
Make you feel like a Kid again, Connect You to the Earth,
Be enjoyeded by virtually Anyone Indoors or Out,
Burn about 340 calories an hour (based on a 150 pound person),
Gardening builds muscles, warms the soul, and puts food (and flowers) on the table.
What to plant:
Start with hardy, easy to grow varieties of flowers such as coreopsis, coneflowers (echinacea), Impatients, marigolds, and salvia; or vegetables such as bush green beans,herbs (basil, oregano, sage, thyme), leaf lettuces, radishes, and tomatoes. If you dont have a yard, buy a few small plants, such as the herbs rosemary and basil, or a bright geranium. Grow them in a sunny window or on a porch.
A shovel, spade pair of gloves, watering can, foam kneeler, seeds and/or plants. If you have arthritis, you can order specially made tools called Good Grips Sierra Club Garden Tools from independent Living products, 6227 N. 22nd Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85015-1955; 800-377-8033; or visit them online at www.ilp-online.com.