Re: [gardeners] In the garden OT freezer

Linda Baranowski-Smith (
Thu, 8 Oct 1998 10:53:27 -0400

George shirley wrote, in part:

>While at KMart the other day I saw some small plastic crates that looked as
>though they would fit on the freezer shelves and hold vac bags of veggies.
>With carefully taken measurements we ventured off to the Land of the Blue
>Light Sale and purchased ten of those little crates. Now the freezer is
>organized regardless of Miz Anne's snide remarks about anal retentive
>perfectionists. Since I harvest the stuff, prepare it and freeze it, and
>then cook it, I figured I could do as I pleased.


The "crates in the freezer" system is great.  We have a big old chest
freezer that easily holds six plastic milk crates.  These solve the problem
of my trying to get to the bottom of the freezer, which I cannot do because
my arms are too short.  Each crate holds 27 quarts of frozen bricks of
cooked 'maters, soups, etc. or 9 home-made breads, or stacks of flattened
plastic quart bags of veggies.  Yes 'um, the anal retentive perfectionists
make life easier for the rest of the household.

Linda in NW Ohio near Toledo/Lake Erie, USDA Zone 5