Gardening and the Freezer
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The freezer can be a great help when it comes to gardening. For example, each year I cut up rhubarb and put it in sandwich baggies (one cup each) and then all those little baggies go into a gallon-sized bag for creating baked goods later. I do the same with shredded zucchini. I also blanch veggies and then store them in the freezer for later use. Here is a simple guide on that process.
Another way is to go ahead and make meals with those veggies and then freeze the meals. This works well if your harvest of a certain veggie is small. For example, I can normally make some vegetable soup in August to freeze if I combine the different veggies from the garden. Another option if you have enough tomatoes (we never seem to produce enough for this, but one year I was given several pounds of tomatoes) is to make spaghetti sauce. If I add meat, I put the sauce in the freezer. If there is no meat added, then I tend to can it.
So do you put some of your garden in your freezer each year?