I canned green beans this morning. I didn't get as many as I had wanted, thanks to the rain. My husband had picked a bunch of beans earlier in the week, not thinking that I wouldn't have time to can until today. Many had to be thrown out because they had become too limp, or just not good enough to can. I must remember to remind him not to harvest the garden until late in the week. Oh yes, back to the rain. I was just putting my shoes on this morning to go and pick more beans when I heard the downpour. It rained all morning and now it's too wet to get into the garden. Oh well, there's always next weekend.
When doing home canning, I have to refer everyone to the Ball Company web site for proper instructions. I have a book that Ball company gave away for free that I got years before the internet was available. It gives instructions and recipes on preserving just about any food. You can also check your local library for books on canning.
p.s. I love hearing those jars "pop" indicating they have sealed.