July 10, 2011
Weekend Recap: Canning Beans
We spent the majority of Saturday canning beans. My step-father had grown beans (half white runners, if you’re interested) for me in his garden. My garden is an 8’x8’ raised bed, which is hardly enough room for growing beans.
The original plan was that the husband and I would spend the night with my Mother and step-father Friday, pick beans early Saturday morning and then head home to can them.
At least that was the plan, until my Mom called Friday afternoon to say they had already picked the beans and would meet us at the halfway point between our respective homes to give us the beans. Between you and me, I really wasn’t looking forward to picking beans bright and early Saturday morning anyway.
We became the proud new owners of a five-gallon bucket of half white runner beans Friday evening.
If you’ve never canned beans before it’s not the quickest process. It’s very simple, but very time consuming.
Here’s what you’ll need to can beans:
- Jar Lids, commonly called flats
- Jar Bands, commonly called rings
- Pressure Canner
- Jar Funnel
- Jar Lifter
- Bath Towel
There are a few steps one must follow when canning beans. Please bear with me as I attempt to explain.
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