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Very much agreed!! Esp after the mass gardening of the pandemic with everyone buying every seed/plant they could find it seems the quality is in the can. I planted an entire package of pickling cucumbers and an entire package of slicing cucumbers, out of both packages in total I got 3 plants. I will say my snow peas and sugar snaps did great though, we have already eaten two meals of snow peas and sugar snaps are coming on now.
I didn't think about that, but I know my sister does a garden every year and needed some extra jars this year and couldn't find them in the stores or on line. I couldn't find lids this year. I had to order them on line. This pandemic stuff has gotten crazy in more way than one.
 

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I didn't think about that, but I know my sister does a garden every year and needed some extra jars this year and couldn't find them in the stores or on line. I couldn't find lids this year. I had to order them on line. This pandemic stuff has gotten crazy in more way than one.
Same way here lids and jars are almost impossible to find. I am down to one pack of lids so very limited on what I can actually can this season. I plan on dehydrating or freezing as much as I can, of those things we dont eat while fresh. I have a ton of basil plants going I was going to make canned pesto with for easy pasta dishes over winter/spring but It looks like it is going to have to be freezer stored unless more jars and lids magically show up. I have heard of people paying $6+ a pack for large mouth lids, crazy!
 

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I check the shelves every time I go in Walmart and buy lids when ever I find them. I ordered a roll of 50 lids off Amazon. Now I’m running out of regular mouth rings. Got plenty of jars, but then I’ve been collecting for a lifetime. LOL
 

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Same way here lids and jars are almost impossible to find. I am down to one pack of lids so very limited on what I can actually can this season. I plan on dehydrating or freezing as much as I can, of those things we dont eat while fresh. I have a ton of basil plants going I was going to make canned pesto with for easy pasta dishes over winter/spring but It looks like it is going to have to be freezer stored unless more jars and lids magically show up. I have heard of people paying $6+ a pack for large mouth lids, crazy!
Wow! $6 a pack? That's crazy! I wouldn't do that. It defeats the purpose. Just buy the produce.
 

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I check the shelves every time I go in Walmart and buy lids when ever I find them. I ordered a roll of 50 lids off Amazon. Now I’m running out of regular mouth rings. Got plenty of jars, but then I’ve been collecting for a lifetime. LOL
Me too. I haven't bought jars in years. I've used the same ones and have plenty.
 

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I check the shelves every time I go in Walmart and buy lids when ever I find them. I ordered a roll of 50 lids off Amazon. Now I’m running out of regular mouth rings. Got plenty of jars, but then I’ve been collecting for a lifetime. LOL
Oh I have been collecting jars for about 19yrs now but for almost 8 of those years I have been with DH and he has a habit of liking to drink out of mason jars....aka my canning jars. He also has a habit of taking his drinks with him....so you can guess what happens. They get left someplace, or get broken he just the last almost 4 yrs since we moved into this house we bought I have bought I'm going to guessing 12 cases of jars and I am currently down to a total of probly 5 cases which includes all the ones I had before we moved here. I am only counting the quarts jars, I do have plenty of jelly jars, half pints and pints and plenty of rings for everything. It really is maddening!

To be fair to him though I have moved a lot in my life and when it came to deciding what to not take jars were on that list, I also give away a lot of my canned goods to family and friends and NEVER get given the jars back. I did the same to my family though over the years so I can't really be mad about that. Last year my brother did given me 2 dozen jars from my moms stock after they moved into the house.

Thankfully DH did just bring me home two huge boxes full of jars....no idea where he got them from, they are obviously jars from somebody. So I just need lids, going to walmart today so will see what I can find. I am glad the pandemic has more people farming, gardening, and canning since those practices on a whole were dying out for the younger generation. People find out I can and they are amazed, some magic voodoo they dont understand :lol:

Me too. I haven't bought jars in years. I've used the same ones and have plenty.
How are the beans doing?? I didnt get beans in this year, just fell thru the cracks and really wish I had.
 

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Oh I have been collecting jars for about 19yrs now but for almost 8 of those years I have been with DH and he has a habit of liking to drink out of mason jars....aka my canning jars. He also has a habit of taking his drinks with him....so you can guess what happens. They get left someplace, or get broken he just the last almost 4 yrs since we moved into this house we bought I have bought I'm going to guessing 12 cases of jars and I am currently down to a total of probly 5 cases which includes all the ones I had before we moved here. I am only counting the quarts jars, I do have plenty of jelly jars, half pints and pints and plenty of rings for everything. It really is maddening!

To be fair to him though I have moved a lot in my life and when it came to deciding what to not take jars were on that list, I also give away a lot of my canned goods to family and friends and NEVER get given the jars back. I did the same to my family though over the years so I can't really be mad about that. Last year my brother did given me 2 dozen jars from my moms stock after they moved into the house.

Thankfully DH did just bring me home two huge boxes full of jars....no idea where he got them from, they are obviously jars from somebody. So I just need lids, going to walmart today so will see what I can find. I am glad the pandemic has more people farming, gardening, and canning since those practices on a whole were dying out for the younger generation. People find out I can and they are amazed, some magic voodoo they dont understand :lol:


How are the beans doing?? I didnt get beans in this year, just fell thru the cracks and really wish I had.
Oh my gosh! The green beans! Last week I canned 41 quarts and there are still blooms and baby green beans that will be coming on soon. I was exhausted by Friday.
 

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Oh I have been collecting jars for about 19yrs now but for almost 8 of those years I have been with DH and he has a habit of liking to drink out of mason jars....aka my canning jars. He also has a habit of taking his drinks with him....so you can guess what happens. They get left someplace, or get broken he just the last almost 4 yrs since we moved into this house we bought I have bought I'm going to guessing 12 cases of jars and I am currently down to a total of probly 5 cases which includes all the ones I had before we moved here. I am only counting the quarts jars, I do have plenty of jelly jars, half pints and pints and plenty of rings for everything. It really is maddening!

To be fair to him though I have moved a lot in my life and when it came to deciding what to not take jars were on that list, I also give away a lot of my canned goods to family and friends and NEVER get given the jars back. I did the same to my family though over the years so I can't really be mad about that. Last year my brother did given me 2 dozen jars from my moms stock after they moved into the house.

Thankfully DH did just bring me home two huge boxes full of jars....no idea where he got them from, they are obviously jars from somebody. So I just need lids, going to walmart today so will see what I can find. I am glad the pandemic has more people farming, gardening, and canning since those practices on a whole were dying out for the younger generation. People find out I can and they are amazed, some magic voodoo they dont understand :lol:


How are the beans doing?? I didnt get beans in this year, just fell thru the cracks and really wish I had.
Oh I know what you mean. My hubby and I say all the time, if the younger generation had to feed themselves they would starve. Oh yeah, they could google it and find the info on how to grow, harvest and can but the hard work would put them in the dirt. They'd never be willing to do it. :)
 

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Oh my gosh! The green beans! Last week I canned 41 quarts and there are still blooms and baby green beans that will be coming on soon. I was exhausted by Friday.
I am glad to hear you are having a good harvest. Whenever I have had enough for the year I just pull the plants and feed them to my livestock. We normally plant an entire row of green beans, a row for us being about 50 ft and after 3 pickings I pull the plants.
 

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