New to canning, questions
I am new to canning this yr. Second yr for gardening. I have the 16 qrt Presto. Thanks for everyones posts, I have learned sooo much already!!
I may have lots of questions this season. The only thing I know how to make is freezer jam and uncanned pickled beets.
1. Is there a guide that tells me how many pounds are in how many cups. I don't have a food scale. For instance how many beets for a batch of pints or quarts. I know some recipes tell but I guide would be nice.
2. Do you measure by weight before or after cooking them, like the beets.
3. How do you know what fruit or veggie to tightly pack or loosely pack.
This list is what I plan to can:
My beets will be ready in a week or 2. Pickling cukes don't have tendrils yet. The salsa veggies won't be ready until August. I am trying to watch videos to pick up tips and read all I can. I am slowly learning about high/low acid foods, safety precautions, storing, how to follow recipes exactly, etc. Any informational links would be great!
Thanks in advance for your replies!!!