According to my plant it was okra time. I haven’t ever had okra time before, so I didn’t really know what the moves were. I ended up putting these into a quart jar with dill pickle brine and straight into the refrigerator. They’re pretty good that way.
Isn’t the okra flower beautiful?
We are trying garlic scapes cold processed as refrigerator pickles with a dill brine this year. So far it seems really spicy. These weren’t really canned, they are just being stored in a glass jar.
If you have made this kind of pickle before, please tell me what you cooked with the scapes after pickling them. What did you use them in? I can only make so much tuna salad.
The 4 Okra plants that I am growing in my garden had a slow start in their somewhat shady location behind the faster growing garlic leaves. One is finally starting to flower. I am still hoping for enough okra to pickle at least one jar.
We canned corn again, plus a lot of other things that I haven’t shown you in the last month or so. My shelves are nearly full again, and I still haven’t processed any peaches, pears or apples yet this year.
- 15 quarts of sweet corn (110 ears)
- 28 quarts of tomatoes (63 pounds)
- 15 more pints of pizza sauce (we love it!)
- 6 more half-pints of relish
- Another batch of pepper jelly
- Many more pickled peppers
Watch for my next post, where you can learn what I have done with my leftover corn cobs. 😉
Above you see chili sauce, spaghetti sauce and salsa plus a jar of bread & butter cucumber pickles and a tiny jar of bread & butter banana peppers. As I said in another post, I learned canning this year. We have also already eaten 4 jars of salsa and 4 jars of the pickles. I am thoroughly enjoying this garden!
At store prices, I’ve made $30 worth of salsa, $15 worth of spaghetti sauce, $5 worth of chili sauce and $10 worth of pickles. Meh, just $60, and I spent some to make it—especially considering that most of the jars were new this year—but still it’s better than 50% off, completely local, free of pesticide, no preservatives.
And very satisfying!