Hey Everybody! We have enough produce ripe in the backyard that my wife decided to start the canning early this year. The beets are ripe and the cucumbers are steadily producing so there was little reason to not start pickling!
Now, if you’re going to get into canning, be aware that there is some start up cost associated with this awesomely rewarding hobby. You’re going to need a canner, some jars and lids and rings, and you’re going to need some space to put everything for the winter when you’re done.
The key with canning is sterility and patience. If you’re keeping your own garden, I highly recommend reading up on canning and food preservation. You won’t believe how good your homemade canned goods will taste in February compared to the store-bought stuff. Also, it puts you in the right mood to get ready for that year’s garden.