my time spent canning to me is sacred. that i have the ability to grow, nurture and put up produce is fantastic and feeds my soul. if you have been reading, our garden was a huge failure this year because of too much rain. so i have felt a void this summer. as if i should be doing something or am forgetting a chore. the tomatoes used in this one batch of salsa that I canned were from our neighbors' garden. they only put out five or six tomato plants and luckily they had extras.