After your fall harvest, you most likely want to preserve your vegetables because you won’t eat all of it right away. There is an easy way to do this in your home without insane costs that come with other preservation techniques. In this guide, we will go over a technique called freezing to preserve your food.
The materials that you will need is your vegetables and some plastic Ziploc bags. That’s it, no other fancy equipment needed. Well, except a freezer to freeze your vegetables. The procedure is very simple. Just take your vegetables and put them in the plastic bag and take the air out of it. Then put it into the freezer and it will stay preserved for a very long time and will taste the same after you defrost it. Some vegetables such as lettuce do not freeze very well but others freeze and defrost very well and taste great after defrosting.
The reason that this works is simple. Freezing a vegetable slows down the process of making the food go bad. There are little bacteria on the vegetables that perform the breaking down of the vegetable to make it go bad. Freezing it, freezes the bacteria and makes them move very very slowly which in sense slows down the process as well.
This is a very simple technique to use if you would trying to preserve your fall harvest. Since most people will not eat all of their fall harvested vegetables, they would want to preserve it. Freezing your vegetables will ensure that it is very consumable after defrosting in a few weeks. You can keep it in your freezer for as long as you want and it will be great.