Posted: 27/08/2015 at 21:30
Jams, jellies and chutneys are our preferred methods for most fruits. Bottling has been hit and miss depending on the airtightness of the jars used although wines or spirits as the bottling juice are very effective in preservation. I open-freeze berries of all sorts and beans of various types without blanching and they keep very well. I still have 3 'turks head' squash on the side more for their decorative value as I can't imagine there is much edible flesh inside them and I know they'll need the chainsaw technique now to get in.
I tried salting runners once, never again. They were 'orrible!
Good luck with your crops give it all a try.