A canning question from a newbie
I have canned a bit over the years but I am certainly not an expert. This year I have a bumper crop of Hungarian Wax peppers and I would like to pickle them. In prior years I have pickled half quarts or less and used my large (5 quart I believe) pot for the hot water bath. But it is not deep enough to completely submerge a one quart jar standing upright. Is is OK to submerge it on it's side? It will fit, and aferall, aren't the lids waterproof? I just don't want to have to keep them in the refrigerator (don't have room) and don't want to have to buy another large pot. I guess I could divvy them up and use two smaller jars, but I prefer to use the one quart. Your advice please?