There is no reason why the modern housekeeper should not can vegetables as well as fruit. The plea that vegetables canned at home do not keep will not hold good if you carefully observe the precautions and directions that are essential to successful canning. Here, as in canning fruit, sterilization, absolute cleanliness, and the selection of perfect goods for canning are the first considerations. It is generally conceded that the self-sealing jars are by far the best, and the cheapest in the end, as there is absolutely no chance for any foreign substance to lodge anywhere. If the directions for canning are followed carefully, there is practically no limit to the varieties of foods that can be preserved in your own kitchen.