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Why buy canned tomatoes when you can do it yourself?

Why buy canned tomatoes when you can do it yourself?

As you know we put in a garden this year. We planted 18 tomato plants unsure of how many would “make it”. I was quite thrilled when 17 out of the 18 not only made it but have been thriving all summer long. Not quite sure what to do with all the tomatoes I decided to ask my neighbor if she would teach me how to can.

Why buy canned tomatoes when you can do it yourself?

She has been canning her entire life so I knew this was the perfect teacher for me. She not only taught me but also bought me a Ball Canning book. This is the perfect book when you are learning to can, for more information click Ball Canning. It is a step by step guide and one that I would highly recommend to anyone who is starting out. So far this summer I have canned 21 quarts of tomatoes and I am sure that there are many more quarts in my future…as my plants are still full of green tomatoes!

Do you can tomatoes? 

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