Don’t waste your home-grown produce if there's too much for you to eat all at once – many fruit and vegetable crops can be stored, frozen or dried for enjoying later.
It’s really satisfying to see your shed, cupboards and freezer stocked up with home-grown produce, and it will also save you money, helping to feed the family through until next season.
When storing, it’s important to pick all fruit and vegetables in their prime and discard any that are damaged. Chill perishable crops, such as berries and stone fruits, if you can’t process them straight away. Don’t wash newly harvested veg until just before preserving, as this can encourage the growth of bacteria.