suek raised some interesting points in her comment on my last scheduled post, “Garden by the Numbers.”
“No frozen bean resembles a fresh bean.”
I’ll grant you that. On the other hand, frozen beans beat canned beans hands down.
And while it’s true that frozen beats canned, canned takes the energy once and then is done for a year or two storage. Freezing takes less energy to start with, but certainly requires an ongoing input of energy for as long as you store them. Additionally, if you have some sort of electrical catastrophe, your canned items are safe and sound – the frozen ones are toast … so to speak.
And I will grant everything suek said, and note that I have a few cans of store-bought canned green beans on a shelf, just in case.
Plants that produce green/string beans
It wasn’t too long after we’d Occupied The Farm that we ran into our neighbor– a fellow with whom we share a property line– at The Store. He’s the sheriff’s deputy who turned us on to the election night festivities. Anyway, when we first ran into him in a local social context, he asked if we’d gotten a generator. … It was on our list, but Ken’s explanation of what happens to power lines in the spring was motivating. Our generator runs like a charm. And so I just assume that everyone has one. My bad.
~~ I vote for pickled green beans. They last forever.