The first hard freeze of the season snuck up on my garden, and now the marigolds are kaput. But the hardy cabbage, beets, and carrots are salvageable. Time to make Garden Scrap Stew!
1. After the first freeze, pull all salvageable, edible plants out of the garden.
2. Rinse and scrub the plants, and chop.
3. Feed any leftovers to your compost pile. Put the rest into a pot.
4. Add enough water to cover. Add optional salt, pepper, and chopped potatoes.
5. Simmer until tender.