These are sooo delicious to have ready to eat!! This recipe makes a large amount of the pickled vegetables, so if you don't want as much I suggest cutting the recipe in half. **The preparation time doesn't include the time the vegetables need to sit in the jars. It's your own personal preference of how long you want to keep them in the jars before eating them, but personally I don't keep them that long because the boiling mixture pickles the vegetables quickly. Just give them a taste test after a couple days :) Enjoy!