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    Off Topic: Gardening, Pickling, Jams & Preserves

    Hello all,

    I just finished making up some strawberry jam after picking some from the garden. I didn't think to take any pictures but it got me thinking about what everyone else grows/ &/or preserves. My partner & I have taken up making jams & preserves over the last two growing seasons as we can't use everything we grow fresh because there's just too much for us to eat.

    This year we've grown:
    5 varieties of tomato
    3 varieties of bush beans
    strawberries
    raspberries (not a very successful year this year)
    baby carrots
    beetroot
    spring onions
    3 varieties of cucumber
    zucchini/courgette depending where you're from
    grey pumpkin
    capsicum
    chillies
    lemons
    apples
    grapes
    peas
    plus basil, coriander, sage, thyme, rosemary, chives & oregano

    Here's a couple of photos of our cupboard stockpile so far this season. There's still 6-8 weeks left of the growing season depending on when the first frosts start.

    From right to left
    12 jars zucchini salad
    4 jars bread and butter cucumbers
    3 jars bread and butter zucchini
    6 jars pickled zucchini
    16 jars of beetroot from two different batches
    6 jars wild blackberry jam
    2 jars strawberry jam that I just made.

    That's what's left from what we have used or given away. We've also made Italian garlic and herb tomato sauce for pasta but we've used that already.
    Completed auto grows 3

    2x4 Gorilla tent
    600W HPS
    Coco
    GH Flora Series trio + Armor Si, CALiMAGic, RapidStart, Liquid KoolBloom, Floralicious Plus, FloraKleen, Diamond Nectar, FloraBlend, FloraNectar (Pineapple Rush version), Dry Koolbloom + Great White mycorrhizae & Terpinator

    Grows using this setup: 1
    Largest yield from this setup: 20oz / 567g

    Previous grows:
    http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...row-first-grow
    http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...world-of-seeds

    #2
    Fantastic, Oz, I'll take two of each!! Yummy!
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    Growing since July 21, 2016
    2 BCNL Roommate hydro boxes w/ 400w COB LEDs, Future Harvest nutes
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      #3
      Nice selection Oz ... I put in a lot on your list plus a few others. My favourite that I have bottled so far is beetroot, and you got 16 jars! I know who I'll be contacting when I run out : )

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      • OzBud
        OzBud commented
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        I think we bought two, maybe 3 punnets of beetroot seedlings at Bunnings. We've given away a dozen jars already to family and we've probably got enough left in the ground to make another 6 jars or so.

      #4
      When I was a child, both my mother and my aunt did a great deal of canning. You will enjoy flavors that don't exist anywhere else in the world. Great pantry.
      completed 7 grows
      what I have learned so far:
      environment maters more than nutrients
      at least a dab of nutrients in every watering
      effective flushing before harvest is critical to quality

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        #5
        Such great crops you grow OzBud...and a very neat pantry! Love your ability to produce so much! 😊 You obviously have an abundance of nature's life force flowing through your body! 🌻🌿🌻
        Current grows...http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...ime-collection
        Recent grows...
        http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...n-og-haze-auto
        http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...ss-cheese-auto
        http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...-2-we-love-you

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          #6
          OzBud, this is so impressive!!
          "i try to play the ball not the opponent."--Roger Federer

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            #7
            Thanks all. Hopefully it will encourage more people to grow and preserve their own food.
            Completed auto grows 3

            2x4 Gorilla tent
            600W HPS
            Coco
            GH Flora Series trio + Armor Si, CALiMAGic, RapidStart, Liquid KoolBloom, Floralicious Plus, FloraKleen, Diamond Nectar, FloraBlend, FloraNectar (Pineapple Rush version), Dry Koolbloom + Great White mycorrhizae & Terpinator

            Grows using this setup: 1
            Largest yield from this setup: 20oz / 567g

            Previous grows:
            http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...row-first-grow
            http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...world-of-seeds

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              #8
              Absolutely beautiful!!!!
              Indoor- Coco coir & Perlite - 5 gal Smart pots
              Veg-T5s Flower- Platinum LEDS
              GH Flora Trio Cali-mag, Terpinator Liquid Bloom
              photoperiod feminized seeds
              http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-journal.pdf
              http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...o-May-2017.pdf
              http://www.growweedeasy.com/sites/gr...ow-Journal.pdf

              Testing for the_honeysticks genetics

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                #9
                made some more zucchini salad yesterday afternoon with the mrs.

                Contains:
                Zucchini - grew ourselves
                Brown Onion
                Capsicum - grew ourselves
                Corn
                Salt
                White Vinegar
                White Sugar
                Yellow Mustard seeds
                Tumeric
                Cayenne Pepper
                Celery Salt
                Celery Seeds
                Red Kidney Beans + juice from tin
                shell pasta
                Completed auto grows 3

                2x4 Gorilla tent
                600W HPS
                Coco
                GH Flora Series trio + Armor Si, CALiMAGic, RapidStart, Liquid KoolBloom, Floralicious Plus, FloraKleen, Diamond Nectar, FloraBlend, FloraNectar (Pineapple Rush version), Dry Koolbloom + Great White mycorrhizae & Terpinator

                Grows using this setup: 1
                Largest yield from this setup: 20oz / 567g

                Previous grows:
                http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...row-first-grow
                http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...world-of-seeds

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                  #10
                  This is where most of the magic happens
                  Completed auto grows 3

                  2x4 Gorilla tent
                  600W HPS
                  Coco
                  GH Flora Series trio + Armor Si, CALiMAGic, RapidStart, Liquid KoolBloom, Floralicious Plus, FloraKleen, Diamond Nectar, FloraBlend, FloraNectar (Pineapple Rush version), Dry Koolbloom + Great White mycorrhizae & Terpinator

                  Grows using this setup: 1
                  Largest yield from this setup: 20oz / 567g

                  Previous grows:
                  http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...row-first-grow
                  http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...world-of-seeds

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                  • alltatup
                    alltatup commented
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                    You and Mrs get all the gold metals at the state fair for your efforts!!!!!

                  • Jeg
                    Jeg commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Gorgeous! I want a backyard garden exactly like that. I've been trying to plan one out. Really cool

                  • OzBud
                    OzBud commented
                    Editing a comment
                    thanks Jeg we got lucky, this is only a rental. I built up the existing garden beds though.

                  #11
                  Growing turmeric, very cool.
                  Nothing is foolproof for the sufficiently talented fool.

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