Storing Crops

Rhubarb

Most varieties die down in autumn.  Can be bottled but better frozen.  Wipe stems, cut into chunks 1.5cm long – place in singel layer on foil tray and freeze.  Once frozen tip into plastics bags

Tomatoes

Bottle, make soup, Freeze

Thick walled Roma best for drying.  Can oven dry at 100 degrees C.  Can take up to 6 hours to dry

Parsley

Freeze

Leeks

Leave in ground over winter.  Actually taste better after a couple of frosts.  Watch in early spring as they will go to flower.