Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Preserving Fresh Green Beans

It's that time of the season where green beans are in full force. I have been picking about 2lbs a week off my two little rows. I planted two 10' rows of tenderettes, bush beans, back in late April. Then three more rows three weeks later. The second set of beans just started blooming last week. More beans to come soon. :)

What do I do with all these beans? Remember it's just my daughter and I and we really don't want to eat green beans with every meal. So, I freeze them for later use.

After picking your beans, wash them really well. Inspect them for any bug bites. If you find any bug bites just cut them out. If you wish you can cut off the tails of the beans. The tails are the end of the bean not connected to the bush.

In a large pot put in your beans and cover with water. Boil for 20-25 minutes. Let them cool and then transfer to freezer bags.

These are going to taste so yummy this winter in a bowl of hearty vegetable soup. Yum!
What are you getting from your garden? How are you preserving it?

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