Honey, you DON'T CAN?! We gotta fix that, stat. If you want, you can start with water bath canning for acidic stuff - making jam is like falling off a log. It can get you accustomed to the process before you add complexity of pressure canning (not that it's that complex). Strongly recommend the big Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving (very good to start with, and remains a good reference).
(I am a canning FIEND...)
_ Ant Farm
LOL! I'm a busy gal! Seriously though, I have bought some books and indulged in a digital pressure cooker/canner but just haven't had much time to devote to it yet....especially once we decided to start on the aquaponics project. I also have a really nice food dehydrator I've yet to break out of the box. Ambition and interest are never my problem. Time and energy...those are my problems.
Oh...Just and FYI for anyone interested....Direct seeding works in aquaponics, but not for beans or peas. They turn to mush and grow mold. My cucumbers seeds, however, ALL sprouted and now I have to thin them out. I'm going to try direct seeding strawberries today.