This year, tons of people planted their own vegetables in backyard gardens—to double up on saving money and eating healthy at the same time. But now that harvest season is upon us, if you’ve had any luck you’re eyeballing an overabundance of cucumbers, zuchini, squash, tomatoes, and peppers that are going to spoil unless you do something with them soon. What to do?
Some suggestions are provided by The Simple Dollar for what to do with a heaping, perhaps overwhelming harvest. Among other things, you can get creative with what you’re cooking and go vegetarian, or sell it, can it, freeze it, invite folks over to eat it, give it away—anything but let it go to waste.