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Canning Green Beans

Guest post written by Elizabeth Fogle of  http://pgfarmcolorado.blogspot.com/ [1]

[2]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.

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2. Snap bean in half.

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3. Save the ends for the chickens.

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4. Wash green beans.

To Can Green Beans

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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).

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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.

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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/ [1]

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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.