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How to Can Your Garden Harvest

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Canning Your Own Fruits and Vegetables

Canning Tips by True Value Hardware

Canning is a great way to safely preserve surplus fruits and vegetables.

Here’s what you’ll need: A pressure canner, your choice of fresh fruits and vegetables, tongs, mason jars for canning and a recipe.

Start by washing your jars with soap and hot water, and be sure to check for cracks.

home-canning-jarsFill the jars with your clean, cut up fruits and vegetables. Pour in brine or preservatives, where applicable, leaving an inch of space at the top.

Gently shake the jar to get rid of air bubbles.

Screw on the lids without over tightening so that air can escape and create the necessary seal.

Using the tongs place your jars into the pan submerging them about halfway into the hot water.

Following instructions close the lid and turn up the heat to it’s highest position.

Allow steam to vent for approximately ten minutes. Then, seal it completely and allow the pressure to build inside.

After about 20 minutes turn off the heat and let the canner cool down.

Once the pressure is down to zero let out the steam and carefully remove the lid.

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