11 thoughts on “Don’t let Your Excess Fruit and Vegetables go to Waste

    E. Fogle

    (August 16, 2018 - 2:23 am)

    I live in zone 6 and I've always mulched carrots left in the soil successfully. I'm trying "clamping" this year with two types of potatoes and carrots. Clamping is burying your vegetables and digging them later. I put the vegetables in burlap bags in front of a stake about 2 feet deep. Cover and mulch. The stake should allow me to easily find the buried bag in order and pull it up later.

    Tony Hodgkinson

    (August 16, 2018 - 2:23 am)

    you can never go wrong with veg as it is something we have at home ever day. the easiest way I find to get rid of any veg is to make a soup or a stew.

    Gary Oppenheimer

    (August 16, 2018 - 2:23 am)

    The ideal solution when you harvest more than you can use is to donate the excess to a nearby food pantry.  Visit http://www.AmpleHarvest.org to find one of more than 7,000 food pantries spread across the USA that will eagerly accept your donation.  

    Learn more at http://www.AmpleHarvest.org/TED and http://www.AmpleHarvest.org/GoogleTalk

    nery colon 1

    (August 16, 2018 - 2:23 am)

    That's awesome. I have peppers that I want to save. Can I save it for 6 months? I want to save it for my next making of a Spanish condiment called Sofrito. but I still have a lot in my freezer. 

    How to Grow a Garden with Scarlett Damen

    (August 16, 2018 - 2:23 am)

    Very informative I love your ideas!
    I like to juice my garden gluts and often share the extra vegetables with my neighbours. I like the idea of leaving veg out by the road with a sign saying help yourself. That would work well on sunday mornings as many neighbours like to go for sunday morning strolls around our village here in Europe. 
    thanks for sharing,
    Scarlett

    Michelle Guevremont

    (August 16, 2018 - 2:23 am)

    my neighbour offered me to pick her apples and I cook them and had 15 cups of puree to make apple sauce which I canned for the winter.

    sjmolitor

    (August 16, 2018 - 2:23 am)

    Our steam juicer is a best-investment kind of thing. Apples go into it, juice gets bottled/canned, and the pulp goes into the squeezo for the most delicious applesauce. Also juice cherries, pears, grapes, and tomatoes……

    Linda White

    (August 16, 2018 - 2:23 am)

    Thanks for the info. I will need to continue to seek you out for more as we continue practicing gardening in the high desert.

    Bet Morgan

    (August 16, 2018 - 2:23 am)

    You make great info videos. You look like you are wearing a prison uniform.

    Jan Pool

    (August 16, 2018 - 2:23 am)

    I am so very glad I subscribe to your videos!  I have learned a lot!  I have 2 plots in a community garden. I regularly feed seven family members from the two 8×10 plots. Before I learned to garden, I used to use our local food bank.  Therefore, the first day I had enough produce to be able to give TO the food bank was a Joyous Day!!   I cried huge tears, and I am not embarrassed to say so. 

    Ampen Spekersohn

    (August 16, 2018 - 2:23 am)

    Great video, nicely made. But what to do with all those marrows??? My 'courgettes' seem to go from tiddlers to huge marrows within days.

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