The first peas--just about enough for a snack, but a precursor of things to come.
Beet greens! A sinkful of them...
We ended up with 10 half-pint baggies of greens. Each baggie is a serving each for us. I'd like to have about 40 baggies in the freezer. I mixed the beet greens, spinach and chard tonight.
To freeze greens:
Pick, wash and clean them. Keep the best for freezing.
Boil water--I used about 4 cups in the clam cooker. I put the greens in the strainer basket and after the water boiled, I put the basket into the pot.
After about 30 seconds I stirred to be sure all the greens were getting steamed. After one minute, I took the pot off the burner, removed the strainer basket of greens and rinsed them under cold water.
Then I bagged them up and put all the small baggies into one large freezer bag and put them in the freezer. They're ready to use whenever I want.
As for the peas? We'll eat them raw and look forward to picking many more.
There is nothing like Spring gardens. We have lettuce, onions, radishes and greens now, with other veggies coming along quickly. Planting early has rewards that are worth the risks (like frost) and the work.