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Items canned include peaches, okra, pickle spears, ketchup, plum jam and corn. (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/MCT)
For saving summer's harvest, boiling water canning should be about as simple as it gets, but things can go wrong. (Christopher A. Record/Charlotte Oberserver)
The jar, the lid (center) and the band make up the typical home canning jar. Home canning has increased greatly in popularity this year due to endorsements from Martha Stewart and possibly some due to stocking up for Y2K problems. (David T. Foster III/Charlotte Oberserver)