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Can't eat all your harvest? Learn to properly freeze and store these 5 common garden vegetables so you can enjoy them later.

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Freezing vegetables

There comes a point during harvest when you have had your fill of whatever vegetable is taking over at the moment. Whether it's beans or zucchini, one more bite and you or a family member might swear off it forever (in spite of the delicious garden-fresh taste). To prevent waste and to prolong your harvest into the winter months, freeze vegetables for up to six months. Here's how.

Peas and beans
Shell peas depending on variety. Blanch in boiling water for 1-1/2 minutes. Cool completely in ice-water bath. Drain and arrange in a single layer on baking sheet; freeze for 30 minutes. Transfer to resealable freezer bags; remove air, seal, label and freeze.

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