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Canning Vegetables

with Sharon Peterson

Canning Vegetables is easy once you have learned to use a pressure canner

Really... vegetables must be pressure canned there is no way around it.

Read about using a pressure canner here... 

Do you have your own garden?

If so I'm sure you will agree that a vegetable garden is a lot of work. But growing and canning vegetables for your own family is amazingly satisfying at the same time. 

I enjoy getting out in mine. I love planting the seeds or plants from the nursery. I like tending to them, watering them, watching them grow and produce. My kids eat raw veggies right out of the garden.

I don't particularly enjoy dealing with garden pests. Who does right?! And come to think of it watering is a problem in the dry climate we live in. 

The work is well worth it. Especially when harvest comes! That is when all the work pays off. Actually the work pays off on the dinner table doesn't it? 

My sons all help but son #3 enjoys it the most. Here he is washing some of the bounty he brought in from our garden. 

Canning Vegetables

canning tomatoes


I put this here because most people think of tomatoes as being a veggie. Technically, it is a fruit. There are so many different products made out of tomatoes, so I've linked to a separate page on canning tomatoes and tomato based recipes.

Click here to learn more about canning tomatoes.

Green Beans

My husband's favorite vegetable.                                 

This is a staple in our house. We are planting double the crop this year because we ran out early. Canning green beans is an easy way to get started if you are just learning how to use a pressure canner.

Click here to learn more about canning green beans.


I enjoy canning beets. 

Really I do. Beets are one of MY favorite vegetables. I remember when I was a kid thinking that beets tasted like dirt. What was I thinking?

Click here to learn more about canning beets.


A real treat.

Especially if you are canning corn right out of the garden or fresh sweet corn from the farmers market. It is not the easiest thing to preserve but oh so worth it!

Click here to learn more about canning corn.

Preserving Corn

Preserving corn by canning is safe and easy, if you use proper methods! If you are canning corn always use a pressure canner.

Click here to learn more about preserving corn.

Dried Beans (Like Pinto)

Canning dried beans is a great way to make sure your canner is full!

Click here to learn more about canning dried beans

canning peppers


Hot or mild

Do you use spicy chilies or mild peppers as an ingredient in many meals? Start canning them in pints or 1/2 pints and have a ready supply on hand.

Click here to learn more about canning peppers.

canning carrots


Have carrots ready to add to a stew or soup, is a great idea. Or just heat, add some butter and sprinkle on a bit of cinnamon.

Click here to learn more about canning carrots.

Canning Greens

Canning Greens Spinach, Beets, Swiss Chard

Canning greens like spinach, swiss chard or beet greens is super easy.  The hardest part is probably the washing step.

Click here to learn more about canning greens.


Potatoes are handy for having ready for soups or stews. Or simply boil for 10 minutes and add sour cream and chives.

Click here to learn more about canning potatoes.


Canning pumpkin first in the pressure canner makes it safe to store and quick to use later in pumpkin butter, pies, muffins, or other pumpkin recipes. Puree it after you can it chunky. 

Click here to learn more about canning pumpkin.


Preserving asparagus by pickling, freezing, drying and even lacto-fermenting.

Canning it plain... ick.  But there are lots of other things to do with it.  

Click here to learn more about preserving asparagus.

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