What makes homemade pickles so much better than what you can buy commercially? And I mean any kind of "pickles"--cucumbers, of course, but also carrots and peppers and cherry tomatoes, etc.
One of these summers, I'm going to take the time to can my own. Until then, I only get what I can beg off my neighbors and family.
Are there any brands of commercial pickles out there that are as good as homemade?