Are you a canner?

United States
May 10, 2008 6:34am CST
As summer approaches and our garden starts to look real good it is time to start thinking about preserving all our bounty for later use. We will be canning tomatoes, cucumbers, and beans and freezing some of the other items. Do you can? Do you have a garden to supply you food later in the year?
2 responses
@GreenMoo (11837)
26 May 08
My garden will be supplying all our veg fresh until about October, then I'm hoping to be able to provide plenty in bottled or dried form after that. I've done some canning before. I did loads of tomato sauce last year which we're still eating. It's gorgeous. I'm intending on doing more this year, as I picked up a load of original Kilner jars earlier in the year which I was really chuffed with.
@ruby222 (4848)
26 May 08
Our allotment is up and running here too,and we are hoping to be eating our own vegetables throuout the season,but ive not used kilners myself for years..in fact i think i would have to go right back to the drawing board and start to learn how to use them again!Pickling is no problem.Kilners are quite ear to buy im sure,so you must have got a bargain batch!We have just bought a rotavator as hubby is finding it too hard to dig this year..given that his health hasnt been too good.
@GreenMoo (11837)
26 May 08
Better than a bragin Ruby, they were free! FreeCycle
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@GreenMoo (11837)
26 May 08
A bargain I mean, obviously. Must learn to proof read
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@craftwave (1338)
• United States
10 May 08
Yes I love to can. I have planted a big garden this year and am looking forward to putting up food. Not only is it cheaper but it also tastes better then the store bought stuff. I also like to frezze the food as well.
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• United States
10 May 08
Yes and think how much healthier it is without all the preservatives and additives. Also with all the ecoli scares and everything it is safer.