How to cope with maturing veg when you go on holiday

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How to cope with maturing veg when you go on holiday

Postby Primrose » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:16 pm

I'm hoping many of you will have had this dilemma at some point and can add your own words of wisdom.
When we go on holiday it always seems to be when tomatoes are ripening and beans need picking. etc
How does one best deal with beans that are too small to pick before you go and too big and tough when you return? . What do you do with your crops to avoid such wastage?

We usually go self catering so I pick and take whatever's worth picking, but there's always the problem of tough beans or courgettes that have turned into marrows, Can these really.be turned into quality pickles, soups etc or do you let them go to waste.

All comments and suggestions gratefully appreciated.
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Re: How to cope with maturing veg when you go on holiday

Postby robo » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:20 pm

We are away a lot we send 5 months of the year in spain usually 3 weeks at a time , i tell my 3 daughters to go and help themselves but only 1 will go and she goes when she feels like, i also tell 2 friends on ajacent plots to do the same one waters our pollytunnel the other feeds and cleans the chickens as well as taking the eggs all we have to do when we return is weed
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