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Hi Dera! You'll love gardening and canning - it is so rewarding. Please, however, contact your local Extension Office to get up-to-date canning guidelines and recipes (they usually have great classes in summer). It is very important to know how to safely preserve foods without compromising the health of your family. Unless a recipe is tested by scientists, it should not be used. Botulism toxin is a very real and life-altering, if not fatal food poisoning. It is MUCH more serious than tummy upset and diarrhea. You shouldn't be scared of it, but you should take it very seriously.
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Thank you for the welcomes! Thank you for the info as well, I'll be sure to pay attention and read up. I've mostly done pickles so far. I'm enjoying all aspects of gardening as of now, I love being able to pick okra or whatnot to make for supper that night too! I don't have a canner yet so I haven't canned a whole lot and I've only got a few of each plant so trying not to overwhelm myself just yet, maybe next year!
 

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Welcome! Sounds like you have a great variety of veggies in your garden. I also can alot of my produce - we are still eating canned beans from last summer!. Canning is actually very easy, albeit time consuming, but so worth it!
 
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