Is it too early to talk about frosts and freezes? Maybe for some of us, but some of us have already had the first frost of the season!
Besides fried green tomatoes and green tomato relish, what else can we do with those garden's end vegetables when frost or freeze threatens?
One thing that intrigued me until I had to try it is the growing tips and small leaves of green bean plants. They're pretty good cooked just like green beans and they could help stretch that last picking far enough to make a full meal.
Baby beets that won't get big enough before a freeze can be pulled and cooked or eaten raw. Don't toss the beet greens because they're good vegetables in themselves. The same goes for turnips.
Green pumpkins will sometimes ripen in a warm, sunny spot in the house if they're not too green. If they are, cut them up and use them to make fake apple pie.
If you have other vegetables you're worried about, look them up to see how to save them from a frost or use them while they're immature. Don't waste good food! (Did I already say that?)
Ideas for using fresh garden goodies all the time:
Using Fresh Produce
And if you've got that far yet:
Putting Your Garden to Bed
Do you gather leaves to dig into your garden?