Harvests and gluts - here we go again!

So, on the basis that you can't have too many sweet peas, I'm happy, even if I am picking twice a day.

Too many raspberries? Impossible. And funnily enough, there's never as many in the tub as I expect, when I let somebody else do the picking. I wonder why that is?

Too many currants? Well surely not: they can always go in the freezer if I get sick making redcurrant jelly and we actually go off the glories of summer pudding (like that's going to happen!)

But too many courgettes? Oh yes, we have that already ...

What is your least favourite glut and how do you deal with it?

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Friday, July 9, 2010


Blogger Joanna said...

My least favourite is courgettes too but I have dehydrated them and then froze them, otherwise they miraculously semi-rehydrate which is not nice. The dehydrated courgette actually tastes better in stews and such in the winter and doesn't take up as much room in the freezer. I use them in cakes, shredded as a bulking agent into anything I can think of, shredded into salads and last of all chutney

July 9, 2010 at 9:10 AM  
Anonymous allotments4you.com said...

well last year I plantes out 7 marrows and cucmbers...now that was a definate glut...but I wasn't bothered as the stuff was free and it gave me chance to experimnet with different recipes..and whne they were gros I just gave it to the birds. This year I have planted two of each and two courgettes. They are producing but I have friends that I trade with...courgettes for eggs is an excellent trade...also I have two giant african land snails and fortunately they adore courgette...maybe everyone with an allotment should get this pet...lol.

So I don't really have any glut that I hate to eat...however harvesting currant bushes is a different matter...but I suffer through it for the fruit!!

Joanna...how do you dehydrate your courgettes??

July 11, 2010 at 1:17 AM  
Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

Tanya, you took the words out of my mouth - I want to know how to dry courgettes too!

And you keep snails? That is an interesting hobby for an allotment holder ...

Joanna, can you enlighten us on the courgette dehydrating process? Sounds very clever to me.

July 13, 2010 at 7:07 AM  
Anonymous allotments4you.com said...

hey...keeping snails is great for the glut...and they are giant snails so i am not likely to lose them...lol

July 22, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

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