Sara is spot on with
Just start slowly and add to your collection over the years and you will find yourself what you like the most - everyone has different preferences.
You find over time you like certain jars for certain things as well.
I like to use recycled jars for things that I may give to someone, so many even though they have good intentions don't return jars. So only my Mum, DH's Mum and us use the vacola, mason or staggoni (not sure if spelt correctly and too lazy to look
) jars that I buy.
I use the old supermarket pasta sauce jars for pasta sauce and the chutney I use a tad smaller and a few mason as I love the plastic screw on lid and the 1litre and 2 litre staggoni are only used for storing olives. We're just near the end of olives we picked two years ago (none last season here due to weather) and they're still good, just stored in the big jars in brine a a bit of red wine vinegar, once opened then transferred to the fridge and marinate a few as we want (although DH likes them straight from the jar unmarinated).
If the pasta sauce recipe isn't in recipes I'll hunt it out and put it up for you. The thing to remember with tomatoes is they need some lemon juice in them as well as they're not as acidic as they once were, different types etc... but it doesn't taste in the product.
I made salsa (when we had tomatoes), Kathleen's recipe and a dash of my usual one and it was great... better than the supermarket one which doesn't seem to have any chilli bite for me.
We tried for a 'glut' of tomatoes summer before last and between so much rain it flooded constantly and they rotted and the blossum end rot we haven't had a garden since (kept raining for some time). There are soooo many tomatoes products so if you have lots of tomatoes there's so many things you can make, and honestly once you do, you'd never go buy the commercial version again.
I even bought tomatoes in July because I ran out of tomato sauce and we said we couldn't bear to eat the supermarket one.
I got the Pickle and Chutney by Digby Laws and every single one I've made works and is great, one of the most used books in my kitchen. His apple and date chutney is pretty close to the Rosella one, I think. So I never buy chutney anymore. I do a thing were I look at what I no longer buy.