Thanks to this excess of cucumbers, I decided to try making pickles. I figured it would be a fun DIY and make me happy because I hate wasting food! My husband was very confused too when I told him I was doing this… he asked me how I was going to make pickles if I didn’t grow pickles in the garden. Apparently he thought pickles were a separate entity that you had to grow in a garden. And here I was thinking he was more country than me. But now he has demystified the connection between his intense hatred for pickles… he hates vinegar and cucumbers too.
For my first batch, I ordered Ball canning jars off Amazon and a jar lifter. I’m linking the products I bought below. These are affiliate links and purchasing through these links helps support my blog. Thank you!
- How long do pickles last? Check out this link to learn more.
- Cost of canning jars:
- Michaels was $14.99 for 6 pint size jars
- Amazon was $10.99 (vintage style for both)
- Harris Teeter (grocery store) had pint jars 12 for $11.49 (not colored) or 12 wide mouth quart jars for $14.49 (probably better size for pickles)
- Costco had 12 wide mouth pint jars for $7.99
- Lids: Lids can only be used once for food safety (unless you’re using the jars to store crafts or such, then carry on) per the Ball website guidelines.
|My final stash.|