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Canning Green Beans

We’re all taking strides to live a more self sustainable lifestyle and preserving our food is part of that. This easy canning recipe for green beans will help you start canning with ease.

Guest post written by Elizabeth Fogle of  http://pgfarmcolorado.blogspot.com/

I have finally mastered growing green beans!  It took me 3 years to get it right and I’m so excited to finally have a huge green bean harvest.

I love home canned green beans in the winter and have grown to hate the store bought stuff.  I know exactly what is going into my jars, and what kind of seeds I planted.


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1. Snap off ends.

2. Snap bean in half.

3. Save the ends for the chickens.

4. Wash green beans.

To Can Green Beans

1. To can, sterilize jars, lids and rings and pack beans into jars leaving 1 inch of head space.

2. Add 1 teaspoon of Salt (optional).

3. Add filtered water leaving 1 inch of head space.

4. Wipe rim.

5. Add lid and ring.  Tighten fingertip tight.

6. Process in a pressure canner. 25 minutes for quarts or 20 minutes for pints.

7. Label with contents and date.

Knowing What You Eat

Enjoy the fact that you know everything that went into your jar.

It takes me about 2 hours to pick enough green beans for 6 quarts.  Another 2-3 hours to snap them all so that they are ready to pack in to jars.  This is a great activity to do while watching a movie or two.


Guest post written by Elizabeth Fogle of  http://pgfarmcolorado.blogspot.com/

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About the author: I am a wife and mother trying to provide the best for my family.  I love canning, gardening, sewing, quilting, and homesteading.  I started this blog to help bring money into my family, but now I do it so that future generations may look up valuable soon to be lost information.


This article was originally published at Ready Nutrition™ on September 3rd, 2013

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