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Title: Hello from another new person ... but from France
Post by: Christina ABBOTT on August 03, 2020, 11:05
Hi Thanks for letting me join.

I have lived in France for quite a few years and until last Autumn we were in the south, where gardening was somewhat different.  Successful in many ways but in others a little more hit and miss.   Now in Normandy where the growing is more let's say we say, English.  Runners less tough, parsnips and swede more commonplace etc.    Can still grow a vine peaches and figs too, so a bit of a mix between the southern heat and more temperate north.

I've been bottling fruit for quite a while now, and am just about to venture into bottling veggies from my new veg patch.    I'm still testing the growability of the soil, but it's going well.    I will have a glut of beans of course!  My veg patch will be expanding next year as this year was very much a tester.   So I've just invested in a 10 litre pressure cooker, as you say on the site, the big American ones are a bit cost prohibitive for a beginner.    So has anyone been using pressure cookers to can up veggies or does everyone have the monster American ones?   Also the American sites state that it's not safe to use a domestic pressure cooker for canning, is this just marketing hype?           

Would love to share experiences with canning/bottling. 



Title: Re: Hello from another new person ... but from France
Post by: Aunty on August 03, 2020, 11:14
Lovely to meet you, Christina.

You home in Normandy sounds wonderful, best of both climates.

Title: Re: Hello from another new person ... but from France
Post by: Yorkie on August 03, 2020, 21:35
Welcome to the site Christine  :)

If you pop your general location into your forum profile, we'll remember whereabouts you are!