Before my mother became crippled she canned every year starting with strawberries and blueberries in May. As each item in our garden ripened she would bottle or freeze it, that was the only way she would know that we would have fruits & vegetables in the winter. After the accident, Dad tried his hand at it but it was never as good as moms. I have been afraid to try though in truth that is likely laziness rather than fear. Canning is easy but it is exacting and doesn't allow for experimentation and as you know I am a creative cook not a scientific one. That said I am going to take a look and maybe I'll change my mind.
This first post is from Simply Frugal: