We had sort of a corny weekend with gardening. We harvested a lot of produce.
My husband harvested all the potatoes and onions over a 2 day period. He had to stop the first evening because after we harvested the corn and squash, he started digging potatoes as the sun was setting.Some of the potatoes are huge.The onions are drying on a table on the back-porch, and the potatoes are drying on garbage bags in my craft room.
My craft room is fast becoming a food-cellar. lolIt may not look like a lot of potatoes, but it’s more than plenty for us. After the potatoes dry a couple weeks or more we’ll put them in mesh bags and stack them somewhere… and then I’ll have my floor back. lol
But I fear my craft table is going to be full quite awhile before I can use it again. So, for now, I’ll use the dining room table for sewing and stuff.
My BFF knew we harvested some corn, so she sent me a link to a video on how to cook and shuck corn using the microwave. She wanted me to try it and see if it would work.
How to cook and shuck corn with the microwave
I was super surprised that yes indeed it does work just like the video says. It took only 4 minutes and there was no silks on the cooked ear of corn. I like that. Here’s a photo of my using the microwave cooking & shucking method.
My husband harvested all the mature ears of corn. We’re not planning on harvesting the rest of the corn when it matures. We’re going leave it for the deer, racoons and other wildlife.
We used the normal method of shucking to prepare our corn for freezing. We’re happy we had about a bushel of corn. We put up 26 bags of corn-off-the-cob.
we used this method:
How to freeze corn – pickyourown.org
Here’s of photo montage of our corny process that we did.
I put up 4 bags of corn-on-the-cob for our Grandson when he comes to visit.
I used the same method for freezing except I left the corn-on-the-cob. I wrapped the ears individually in cling wrap, put a few ears in a gallon Ziploc vacuum sealer bag, sealed it and put it in the freezer. By wrapping them individually, they won’t be stuck together and I can take out the amount I need to cook.
And so it goes in our neck of the woods. We’ve been busy busy busy.
Wow — your garden has done well this year! That’s a lot of work…not only growing, but harvesting and putting everything up!
It’s enjoyable work. Gardening’s a great stress reliever too. 🙂
What a beautiful vegetable bounty and the work you both put into growing, drying and freezing it! Your freezing method is the I grew up using, I sure miss gardening so I’ll just keep enjoying yours M.C. you grow all my favorites! 🙂 Enjoy the fruits of your labor this coming year. Oh the dinning table works great for your crafts but I hope it won’t be too long get your crafting room back.
Maybe someday you can get back into gardening.
Gardening and preserving food is comfort/stress relief work and very rewarding to our tummies and our table. 🙂
I sure hope so, yes I agree on both accounts E.C.
. I did go to the framers market and purchased some beautiful jalapenos & some other hot peppers. I canned hot & med sauces from them this pass week, made the family happy the jars leave almost as soon as they are cooled off. 🙂 I want to get out back there for berries to make jams again.
*Gasps* Seriously, wow. I’m in awe. Puts my puny vegetable efforts in the shade (which is maybe why my veg aren’t growing in the first place….)
In m opinion any gardening, no matter how small is a garden to be proud of. You’re probably better at it than you think. 🙂
…Oh, and if there’s a burglary at your place, and nothing is stolen apart from the contents of the freezer, send the police my way. I’ll be too full of veg to resist arrest. But I’ll be happy. 🙂
Thanks, You made my day with your happy compliments. 🙂
Nothing better than fresh out of the garden.
I agree 🙂
No crafting, unless you start using your veggies in more creative ways! 😉 I’m glad to see your garden doing so well. There will be a bunch of happy critters when they find the treasure. My brother always got the job of cutting the corn off the cob. I grill corn with the husks on, and they strip cleanly, too. I’ll have to try the microwave method sometime.
Yep, the crafting/sewing will be enjoyed in the kitchen for awhile.
Cooking and baking is my favorite crafty ways to use my veggies.
We’re thankful we had a good enough harvest that we can leave the corn for the critters. We get enjoyment out of watching them and it’s our way of paying them back sort of.
That’s neat about your brother. I bet he was quite fast at it and could go through a bushel in no time.
I’ve been craving some grilled in the husks. Unfortunately, we don’t have a grill. I wondered if the corn would turn out silkless if it was grilled in the husk. Cool! Now I want a grill… 🙂
Your crops are gorgeous! We’ve been blessed with a lot of corn too and have frozen a few ears. I’m going to cut some off the cob today and freeze in baggies as you did. I even do a few ‘snack-sized’ baggies for use in soups and cornbread. Those small cans are getting so expensive for just adding a bit of character to another dish!
It’s been a good year for corn. Which is unusual for us. I hadn’t even thought of small bags for soups. That’s a great idea. The small cans of corn (and other veggies) are way over priced in my opinion. Gardening is a blessing for us to be able to freeze/preserve some of our food and not have to pay for over-priced veggies when we need them. 🙂
All I can say is “WOW!” What a harvest!
Thanks so much Judy 😀
What a beautiful harvest! Up here it will be about a month and a half before most things in my garden are ready to bring in. We are eating the lettuce already, though. We try to eat as much of it as we can now, because one good hail storm and it will be gone!
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It interesting how harvest times and seasons are so varied. The lettuce sounds tasty. Sometimes storms are really hard on a garden.
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