Harvest Panic – it’s all in the eating

Posted on: 8th September, 2014

Category: Home, Garden & Environment

Contributor: West Cork People

by Justine Sweeney


We were all guilty of sowing far too much seedlings back in April or May — just in case they didn’t germinate or got eaten by slugs or other offending insects or indeed died due to climatic reasons! But isn’t it great when they all survive and thrive and start producing vegetables like there is no tomorrow —or is it? When returning with bowls and bowls-full, even wheelbarrows full of vegetables, from just one harvesting visit to the vegetable patch, the meaning of ‘harvest panic’ becomes clear.  We ask ourselves questions like, “When will I get the chance to eat all this?” “Will it last long enough in the fridge or end up rotting?” “When I walk down to the veg patch in a few days time will this same amount be there to greet me again?” “How do I cook these veggies into tasty edible dishes?” “What are the best ways to store, freeze, bottle, jar and dry my vegetables and fruits?”


For any of you growers out there who would like some answers to these questions then come along to the next Grow It Yourself (GIY) meeting at O’Donovans Hotel in Clonakilty at 8pm on Monday, September 8. On the night, we will have a cookery demonstration and plenty of food tastings, a Q&A session about all the fruit and vegetables you have been growing, and what varieties were a success or a disaster for you this year.  Please feel welcome, but under no obligation, to bring along any excess produce you would like to share and any cooked dishes, chutneys, jams, cakes, savoury bakes that used up your gluts, to let others sample. This meeting is free and open to the public. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please email giyclonakilty@gmail.com.

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