Today began my journey in making pickles. Made from Boston Pickling Cucumbers, I don't think these will last through September. They need to "rest" (?) for 4-6 weeks before we can sample. I should be able to make 12-15 more jars next month.
I will probably pickle our banana and carmen peppers too.
Admittedly, I used a jar of spice made by Ball. Next year, I may just grow my own dill and garlic and forgo the processed spices. Otherwise, all you need is water and vinegar.