Hello from Oak Run, Ca.

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  1. nancieshill

    nancieshill Member Premium Member

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    I've been watching his YouTube videos for some time now but just decided it was time to join!
    I'm not new to gardening but not a pro by any means. I have a family of six and used to grow to help feed a large group. Now the kids are all grown and gone so I have time to grow more of what I want and make it beautiful.
    My mother-in-law has always canned but I'm new to this process and would love to know where to buy a crock to do pickles?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I also would love to hear what the best way to grow green beans? I usually do the bush bean but watching the videos the pole bean looks like it produces way more. Any suggestions??
     
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    I've found that the biggest considerations are ice, salt, cucumbers, tannin and dill. You can use a wide variety of jars and produce great pickles.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Pickling is easy; if I can do it, it must be, lol.
    With the beans, do you grow corn? You can grow the beans up the corn, saving on stakes or poles.
     
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    Wow, I've never thought of doing that. Thanks
     
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    I went that way this time...beans up corn. So I planted one bean & one corn seed in each tall seedling punnet cell.
    Just on dusk one very busy day I planted the vigorous seedlings in a raised bath tub bed that already contained a self seeded pawpaw (that turned out to be female so it got to live another day in the raised bed) & added some rich compost from the adjacent bath tub worm bed.
    A few days later when I checked on my nocturnal gardening efforts, I discovered the compost/worm bed was full of slaters which I'd inadvertently transferred 1000's of to the recently planted corn & bean bed, whereupon they ate the beans off at ground level along with many of the corns too & a few roma tomatoes I added in for good measure.
    Rather disappointing because I have had trouble with growing beans the last 2yrs & these were very healthy for a change.
    The few corns that remain have survived the slater attack so I should set more bean seeds but wait to plant them out until they are well grown.
    If only I had time........................
    Now how will I get rid of millions of slaters from the worm/compost bed?:readit:...............
     
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    For some reason beans are my hardest to grow. Everytime I have planted I haven't gotten much out of and I want to make camned beans this year so I will do everything possible to make them produce!!
     
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    I have some purple runner beans growing up corn right now... they self-sowed and now that the corn is dying back I just harvest the cobs and let the beans take over up the natural structure.

    Thanks for joining SSC @nancieshill :)
     
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