[Sca-cooks] OOP canning adventures---and gardening question

Alexandria Doyle garbaholic at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 10:51:17 PDT 2008

I did a quick look at a couple of sites about pressure canning, to see
if they warn about new jars, and they don't.  They do mention using
only jars made for canning since they are intended for reuse while
something like a mayo or peanut butter jar is not.

The check for chips or cracks is important regardless of the kind of
canning.  In thinking back I don't think we did anything but pressure
canning.  As an adult on my own I have done the boiling bath canning
infrequently, since I didn't get the pressure cooker (pouting here).
This next year my daughter and I are looking to putting in a vegtable
garden so at the same time as planning the planting I'm trying to get
the preservation method planned, so we are prepared.

I know that pickling of cucumbers will happen.  Last year when my
granddaughter did the cucumber and pickles project we ended up having
to purchase or be gifted with another's garden produce since our
plants did well, but either didn't flower well or weren't polunated
and so didn't produce very much fruit.  Anyone have suggestions to
help with that?


On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:06 PM, tudorpot at gmail.com <tudorpot at gmail.com> wrote:
> I inspect the jars carefully and throw out any with cracks or chips. But
> then I don't pressure can.
> Freda
> On Oct 14, 2008, at 12:42 PM, Alexandria Doyle wrote:
>> Really? We re-used jars for years, and pressured canned all the time
>> without any such breakage.  Wouldn't the flaws show up the first time
>> they go under pressure?
>> alex
>> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 10:49 AM, Pixel, Goddess and Queen
>> <pixel at hundred-acre-wood.com> wrote:
>>> One caution, if you are pressure canning you should be using new jars,
>>> since
>>> reused ones may have stress-induced flaws that cause them to shatter
>>> under
>>> the pressure of the canner.

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