Preserving Goals for 2022

Last year was a bad year all around for preserving for us. The only thing I really got put up was tomatoes, chili sauce and jam which are of the utmost importance but there are so many other things I didn’t get done. I didn’t even get any herbs dried!

Here is a list I have come up with (yes it’s a long one) of what I would like to get preserved this summer.

  1. I would like to can: beans, peaches, apricots, pickle relish, bread and butter pickles, beets, tomatoes, sauce, chili sauce, and veggie soup
  2. I would like to freeze: peas, snap peas (for stir frys), applesauce, beet greens, chives, corn, blueberries, raspberries, pesto, prepared chili, and stuffed peppers, cut up peppers, and black raspberries
  3. I would like to store: potatoes, winter squash, carrots, cabbage, brussels sprouts, pie pumpkins, garlic, shallots and onions.
  4. I would like to dry basil, celery leaf, oregano, thyme, parsley, sage, lavender, peppermint and lemon balm and sweet chili powder I would also like to grow dry beans for storage too.
  5. I also plan on making strawberry jam, violet jelly, dandelion jelly, grape jelly, peach jam, apricot jam, black raspberry jam, red raspberry jam and harvest our honey for the first time.
  6. My goal is to also add asparagus, blueberry and rhubarb plants to the fleet this year.
  7. I would also like to work on making our own lip balm, lotions and potions this year.

That’s a lot right? I am sure I’ll add or delete as necessary but it’s a start!

Have you thought about your preserving goals for the season yet?

Next post, what I want to grow in the garden this year. -MM

Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

One thought on “Preserving Goals for 2022

  1. Peaches and apricots are on our list. Our peach tree took a huge hit last year, so I don’t know how that will turn out. We were hoping to finally get peaches this year. We lost our little apricot tree I planted for a pit; we had a bad cold snap and it was too much for it. We are pretty well stock3d at the moment, but I expect before the summer is out we will be eating out of the pantry for nearly everything, so potatoes, winter squash and carrots will be high priorities, maybe wheat too.


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