How to Can Carrots | Pressure Canning Carrots

Danver half longs are our favorite carrots to grow. They are short, fat, and stubby and grow easier than many longer varieties. They have a naturally sweet flavor that is much more appealing which is why they are our favorite to can as well. You can too with these easy instructions on how to can carrots.

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Peak at Our Garden Progress

It seems the weather in April in May has just been a bit bi-polar and our garden is not as far along as we had hoped. But we are finally having some consistent warm days and our garden is starting to improve. Here is a little bit of what’s going on in our garden.

Contender Green Beans, Carrots, Tomato Blooms, Top-Pick Crowder Peas, Leaf Lettuce, Potatoes Plant, and Oregano

For the Love of Daffodils

I love daffodils. I like flowers in general, but I believe I love daffodils so much because they are usually the first flowers to bloom. Many times I am almost surprised when I see them. I excitedly think “the daffodils are blooming already”. They are the first signs of spring around here and it just makes me smile.

Saturday morning as I pulled into the driveway after running some errands I caught a brilliant yellow glimpse of spring in my flower bed. As soon as I got out of the car I had to go right to it and soak in the beauty.

Daffodils: The Sign of Spring

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Off to a Good Start…Mostly

Our first garden seems to be off to a good start. The corn is a little sparse and our carrots and onions were planted too late, but the beans, lettuce, and zucchini are looking good. We’re still not sure about the broccoli. It may have been planted too late as well.

Those 3 little flower pots in the corner are where we planted our pepper seeds. Yeah, I see why our oldest shook his head and all but laughed at us. They started to grow just a little (very little), but they have all mostly disappeared. I think bugs ate them or something.

You can see how all the grass is trying to grow back up through the garden as we didn’t get it tilled good enough, but all in all we may actually have some sort of crop from this!