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Shelving Common Canning Myths

Relying on the water-bath method is your best bet for an easy, safe, and economical way to preserve garden crops

Fine Gardening - Issue 160

Eating seasonally is a way of life for many people, especially gardeners, but it can be a challenge because a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables are not available year-round. Canning is one way to enjoy homegrown or locally grown produce long after the gardening season is over. For some reason, however, canning has gotten a bad rap. Many myths and fears about canning keep people from enjoying the fruits of their labor. This is especially true with water-bath canning, one of the easiest and safest ways to preserve a harvest. Here are some of the most common myths and their corresponding facts.

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