Growing pigs on a private backyard, what you need to consider
Are you tired of constantly buying expensive and not always high-quality meat in the market or in the store, and raising pigs on your own seems more and more attractive idea? If on your site there is a place for a pigsty, and you yourself are ready to devote time to breeding pigs, the only thing left is to determine for yourself whether the game is worth the candle?
What conditions are necessary for keeping pigs?
Raising pigs is considered one of the most successful animal husbandry options, profitable and relatively easy. A sow twice a year brings about ten piglets, which grow very quickly, gaining weight well on a small amount of feed. Neither poultry nor cattle will provide such an effective growth. However, you should not count on the fact that the pig can be kept in any conditions and fed with whatever it is necessary. Although these animals are omnivorous, their health and quality of meat largely depends on the diet.
Raising pigs is considered almost the most successful option for animal husbandry, profitable and relatively easy.
If the idea of taking up pig breeding captivated you seriously, first you should familiarize yourself with the basic rules of how to raise pigs and study the characteristics of different breeds. For example, some common breeds of large white pigs are of the bacon type, and no matter how hard you try, you won't be able to get good lard from them.
But small-looking, pot-bellied Vietnamese pigs can provide you with the most delicate meat with a small layer of bacon and, in addition, will not cause much trouble in care. Therefore, it is worthwhile to first weigh all the pros and cons of different breeds, and choose the breed that best suits your goals.
Pig breeding video
So, you have decided on the desired breed of pigs, but before you go after the piglets, take care of creating optimal conditions for their maintenance. The best option would be a fairly spacious barn, divided into three parts: a room with stalls for the constant keeping of animals, a walking area with a canopy and a specially dug bathing pit.
The pens, in turn, consist of a den and a feeding area. For fattening young animals suitable area of the pen is 3 sq. M, for a pregnant uterus - 4 sq. M., And for a lactating sow up to 6 sq. M.
When planning to raise pigs at home, take into account that these animals, due to the peculiarities of their physique, are able to use the slightest omissions in the construction, breaking insufficiently strong fences, partitions and making undermines. Therefore, it is worth taking special care of the strength of the pigsty. In addition, in the pig room, provide:
Make sure to create optimal conditions for piglets before you go to pick them up.
- warm waterproof roof;
- dense non-freezing walls;
- warm hard floor with gutters to remove excrement;
- optimal lighting;
- heating devices, especially for the pen with newborn pigs.
When building a pigsty, they use those materials that keep heat well: brick, adobe, cinder blocks, shell rock (reinforced concrete is not suitable). From the inside, the walls are plastered and whitewashed for sanitary and hygienic reasons. The floor is recommended to be made of planks so that it is durable and warm. It is imperative to provide a slope for the drainage of water and urine. The machines are mounted from metal or wood.
The drinker in the pen is installed at a low elevation so that animals do not pollute the water
The area of the walking area for pigs must be at least ten square meters. The drinker in the pen is installed at a low elevation so that the animals do not pollute the water.
Insemination of sows and rearing of piglets
For pig breeding, you can either regularly buy 6-8 week old piglets, or raise your own sows, which will produce two litters per year. But be prepared that the first offspring will have to wait no less than a year later, since maturity in pigs occurs after 8 months, and the gestation period lasts about 115 days.
A mating pig should weigh at least 100 kg by eight months, be healthy, free from defects and have 12 well-defined teats. A few days before mating, she is transferred to a more nutritious diet with juicy feed, concentrates, skim milk and kitchen waste, so that the pig will add 0.5 kg per day (no longer desirable).
A mating pig must weigh at least 100 kg by eight months
From the moment of the onset of sexual heat, which is easy to determine by the restless behavior of the animal, a kind of grunting and a reflex of immobility, the mumps after 12 hours happen to a boar, or they are inseminated artificially. After another 12 hours, mating is repeated, and over the next seventeen days, watch closely to see if the sow shows signs of heat again. If not, then the pig was fertilized, otherwise the mating is carried out with another boar.
The pregnant pig is fed for the first three months, as before, and only from the second half of pregnancy do they begin to give more concentrated feed. It is important not to allow moldy, rotten, frozen foods to enter the feed in order to prevent the death of embryos.
Piglets are born very weak, so raising them with or without a sow is a very responsible business. Success is determined by suitable conditions of detention (temperature not lower than +18 degrees, no dampness and drafts, good lighting), as well as feed. Sow's milk not only provides piglets with immunity against various diseases, but is also a valuable food product, due to which babies can quickly gain weight in three weeks of the suckling period.
After that, the intensity of growth already depends on the piglets eating various feedings. Already from the fifth day after birth, piglets are given skim milk, then steamed concentrates in the form of cereals, and from the 20th day, mashed root crops are added. Piglets are weaned from sows at the age of four weeks.
When growing piglets without a sow, they are fed warm cow or goat milk from a bottle with a nipple, accustoming them to feeding from the second week.
When raising piglets without a sow, they are fed warm cow or goat milk from a bottle with a teat
Small piglets have a very high risk of developing anemia, from which they begin to lag behind in growth, lose weight and die. In order to prevent iron deficiency, animals are injected intramuscularly with iron-containing preparations or iron sulfate is added to drinking water - for one pig, a teaspoon of solution (2.5 g of vitriol per liter of water).
How to feed and how to feed pigs
Growing pigs is convenient because you can grow the bulk of the feed for them on your plot: carrots, pumpkins, sugar and fodder beets, potatoes, peas, alfalfa, etc. And from wild plants, you can prepare nettles, the most valuable for pigs.
When buying small pigs, it is recommended to feed them three times a day with boiled root vegetables with a small addition of crushed wheat and plant food (legumes or nettle scalded with boiling water) with whey. About two to three kilograms of feed should go to one pig per day. Additionally, 10 g of salt should be given to the animals every day.
Piglets need even more water than adult pigs - up to four liters a day. Moreover, the water in the trough should be changed two or three times a day to avoid contamination and infection with infectious diseases.
Pig breeding and keeping videos
Features of pigs feeding according to age:
- Piglets are fed from the age of three months. Since they need more protein for the active formation of muscle mass, boiled legumes, chopped cabbage leaves, boiled carrots, coarsely grated are added to the diet. The feed volume is increased to 4 kg per animal.
- By the seventh month of life in a pig, the ratio of muscle mass to fat begins to change, the growth of animals almost stops. The daily ration during this period should be about 6 kg, food is enriched with boiled sugar beets, the amount of salt consumed daily increases to 30 g.
- From eight months, the pig has been fattening up lard, so peas and boiled corn, chopped zucchini, pumpkin and fatty waste should predominate in the diet from this time on. Fresh and cooked fruits will produce more tender, lean meat. The amount of daily feed for an eight-month-old pig should reach 7 kg, and the amount of salt should be 40 g.
- By the first year in a well-fed pig, the ratio of meat to lard should be 60:40, with a weight of 250 kg. The amount of feed consumed per day is increased to 8 kg.
Piglets are fed from the age of three months
You can read more about the features of feeding pigs in the corresponding article on our website. If, with a full-fledged nutrition of the pigs, you cannot fatten them, it is possible that the animals simply do not have enough movement to gain muscle mass - give them a larger aviary.
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How to make candied strawberries at home
I have heard more than once that candied strawberries are not only very tasty, but also healthy. But how to make them so that it is also beautiful is a big question. Many argue that for this you need to own remarkable culinary skills, but is this really so? In practice, it turned out that cooking candied fruits at home is quite realistic and not at all difficult, although this process is quite long.
In order for the dish to come out outwardly presentable, it is recommended to take strawberries of the same size, not too soft. When making candied fruits for the first time, you can experiment a little and take a small amount of berries for this - for example, half a kilogram. At the exit, the weight of the finished dish will be exactly five times less.
Many are interested in where you can use candied strawberries? First of all, you can eat them just like that. Also, candied berries will be an excellent decoration for cakes, pastries, cookies and other baked goods. Gourmets can add whipped cream to their coffee and garnish them with a small berry - very sophisticated and delicious.
Growing remontant strawberries from seeds: my personal experience
I'd like to share my experience.
Hello, my name is Galina.
For the first time this year I bought strawberry seeds for growing.
We had strawberries, two beds. One early, the other remontant, I don’t know what kind of varieties. Friends shared.
Propagated them with a mustache. And then in an online store where I bought seeds, strawberry seeds caught my eye.
I decided to experiment. And the fact that you can grow new varieties very inexpensively was very captivating - for a pack of seeds only 30 rubles if there are 7-10 seeds there.
This despite the fact that in the store for one rooted mustache of a gigella must pay 250 rubles. Zenga -zenga costs 160 in a tiny glass. If you take 30 pieces ... well, no. It is very expensive.
So, I bought the seeds "Drop of Summer", "Little Red Riding Hood" and others in the online store.
In April, she sowed it in a plastic box with a lid (disposable dishes), poured soil, poured abundantly, and sprinkled it on top of HOW to salt, sprinkle the seeds on the wet ground. I didn't sprinkle it with anything.
I covered it with a transparent lid from the same box.
I did not open it until they ascended. All went up in two weeks.
Then I aired it once a day, opened the lid for five minutes.
The picture below shows the emerging strawberry. Strawberry sprouts were like that - small at first.
And this strawberry has already grown up, so it is before the dive.
Then, when they grew 4-5 leaves, I opened them into plastic cups (150-gram).
Three weeks later I planted it in the ground. It was somewhere in the beginning of June. The bed is small, experimental.
Then it all grew up like this
And in July they already bloomed, at the end of July berries appeared.
At first there were medium-sized ones. I was upset, they promised the largest.
But then the berries began to grow larger. I'd like to point out that the "Droplet of Summer" variety is mustless, the berry is so fragrant! and sweet. The bush is strewn with berries! 12-15 branches of peduncles on each bush. And each peduncle has 15-18 to 25 berries.
Well, in the picture above, you can see that there are a lot of flowers and berries on each branch.
Now it's October 8, and we still have strawberries on them. It is getting very cool, you will have to cut off all the flower stalks with berries and flowers ... It's a pity. But the bushes need to get stronger in the winter.
I collected seeds from them (from red berries) at the end of August and sowed them. They went up. Now they are only one and a half centimeters each with a sprout, it will not work to plant them in the ground. They are not yet strong, and the cold will soon be.
I think then to plant them in pots, and let them winter at home on the windowsill until spring.
I wonder if they will retain their original properties, it's still F1.
I will land next year, it will be clear, I will definitely share the result!
But "Little Red Riding Hood" is very mustachioed, all the antennae that she gave, I collected and planted on a separate bed in July.
There were no berries yet, and there was a dark mustache on every bush.
And the kids, as you can see in the picture, are already giving a mustache.
At first, the leaves were small on the bushes, then they began to grow larger.
The bushes have become large and full-bodied. At first they were glad that the bushes were getting stronger and growing, then that they were blooming. Then the first berries appeared, the first red!
This was our first experience in growing strawberries from seed.
So now, on this separate bed of mustaches of the "Little Red Riding Hood" variety, I already have big red berries. Of course, not in the same quantity as that of the mother bush, grown from seeds this year, only one peduncle for now.
So I recommend everyone not to be afraid and boldly sow strawberry seeds! Propagate, grow strawberries from seed, it's a very enjoyable experience!
Now I have already found and bought the seeds of Gigantella, Honey taste, Zephyr, Sasha, Lizonka and many others.
I wish you all great harvests.
Variety care recommendations
The variety is suitable for industrial cultivation, which means that care does not imply large labor costs.
Watering Sanka, focusing on the weather conditions. In cool weather, weekly hydration is sufficient. In the rain, there is no need for watering.
Water should be applied at the root, avoiding wetting the stems and leaves. The roots of an adult plant are located in the top layer of the soil, and it should be moistened to a depth of 30 cm.
In cool weather, you can water throughout the day, and in the heat, the process is postponed until the evening or early morning. In this case, the difference in temperatures of air, soil and irrigation water is insignificant. When the temperature drops in the evening, do not water it so as not to create conditions for the multiplication of bacteria and fungi.
Top dressing and fertilizers
You need to feed Sanka three times during the growing season. For the first time, nitrogen fertilizers are applied, but not earlier than 10-15 days after planting.
During active flowering, potassium and phosphorus-containing compounds are added to the tomato "diet". The same substances are added when the fruit ripens.
The bush does not need any special crown shaping. Excess shoots are removed only from weakened plants.With a thickened planting, no more than 3-4 shoots should be left on the main stem, otherwise the leaves will not have enough sunlight for photosynthesis, and stagnant air will contribute to the emergence and active spread of bacterial diseases.
Excess shoots that interfere with care should also be removed, otherwise, as it grows, each time the grower runs the risk of damaging the plant.
Is she going to sleep or not?
Grassing is carried out only if necessary to prevent the beds from becoming thickened. Otherwise, the harvest will decrease markedly. Only stepchildren are removed below the first flower nests.
To collect seeds, fully ripe fruits are selected.
The appearance and weight of the tomato must comply with the standard. Fruits exceeding the norm may be the result of cross-pollination with other varieties growing on the site or near neighbors. A crop grown from such hybrids can come as an unpleasant surprise.
How to properly collect seeds, ferment and store them is described in the article https://nashsadovod.ru/ovoshhi/tomat/semena-pomidor-na-rassadu
Myth number 3. On the hellebore, it is easy to lose weight
There are legends about this miraculous herb among those who dream of losing weight. It is called the sensation of the millennium! Meanwhile, the Caucasian hellebore is not a discovery of the century, but a long-known plant of the buttercup family, that is ... poisonous. An unsafe heart drug based on hellebore (15 years ago, its production and sale were banned in our country) suddenly turned into a "slimming agent." The rhizomes of the plant contain diuretics and cardiac glycosides, which enhance the contraction of the heart muscle and lengthen its relaxation time. For a sick person, the dose of glycosides is selected individually - an overdose can cause cardiac arrest. It doesn't occur to you to lose weight with a defibrillator!
Hellebore preparations have another dangerous property - they accumulate in the body, which leads to serious consequences. That is why the drug was discontinued. Nevertheless, those who want to lose weight continue to chase after him: after all, if you want to get hold of this weed is not so difficult! It is sold by hand and via the Internet - either dried roots, then powder, or herbal. But this is the very case when the words "grass" and "poison" are synonyms.
Symptoms of hellebore poisoning - a sharp drop in blood pressure, dizziness, loss of consciousness, respiratory failure, interruptions in the heart up to its arrest. If this happened to you or your loved ones - immediately call an ambulance and send the victim to the hospital ... Do not forget to tell the doctor that this may be the effect of taking hellebore. Knowing what they are dealing with, doctors will free the victim's body from the poison.
So is it worth the candle, considering that the "slimming" effect of the hellebore is explained by its diuretic effect, and it does not affect fat cells. With the same success, but only without risk to health, you can lose weight on bear ears or field horsetail!
Tomatoes "De Barao": description of the variety and cultivation technology
De Barao tomatoes are indeterminate varieties. Such tomatoes are always tall and deservedly enjoy extreme popularity among gardeners in our country.
Description and characteristics of the variety
Variety "De Barao" is an indeterminate type, with a standard height of lashes at the level of three meters, and sometimes even more. Tomatoes of this variety can be cultivated both in a greenhouse and in open ground. Tomatoes "De Barao" are medium late ripening varieties.
The mass stage of fruiting begins from 115 days after sowing the seed. Tomato bushes are medium-sized, capable of forming side shoots well and have characteristic long internodes.
The leaves are dark green in color. Typically, foliage is medium in size. The inflorescences are simple and fairly compact. Most often, the first inflorescence is formed at the level of 9 or 11 leaves, but there may be slight variations depending on the variety. The next inflorescences are formed three leaves after the first.
The fruits are oval in shape. The color of the integumentary skin depends on the variety. The most popular varieties are black, yellow, pink and red. The skin is smooth. The average weight can vary from 55 to 80 g. The palatability of the pulp is excellent, with a harmonious combination of acid and sugars. The yield can reach 7.5 kg per square meter.
Advantages and disadvantages
The popularity of De Barao tomatoes among gardeners is due not only to excellent taste indicators, but also to a fairly simple growing technology. In addition, the variety has a number of advantages that distinguish it favorably against the background of other varieties and hybrids:
- the possibility of universal use of the harvested crop
- high yield per square meter
- unpretentiousness and resistance to diseases
- evenness and visual appeal of tomatoes
- excellent taste and balanced composition of tomato pulp.
De Barao tomatoes: harvesting (video)
Varieties (royal, pink and others) and their features
Tomato variety "De Barao", depending on the color of ripe fruits, is divided into several varieties, which have the same properties, including high stature and indeterminate type, which implies the formation of a new ovary as it develops with an extension of the fruiting period.
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|Variety name||Features and characteristics||Yield|
|Black De Barao||It is cultivated in garden plots and in small farms using film shelters. It is used fresh and for whole-fruit canning. Late-ripening, indeterminate, strongly branched variety, the height of which exceeds two meters. The first inflorescence is above 9-11 leaves. Tomatoes are egg-shaped, with a smooth surface. The color of ripe fruits is violet-brown. The mass of a tomato is about 60 g. Taste is good.||up to 8 kg per square meter|
|Red De Barao||Medium late indeterminate variety intended for fresh consumption, canning and long-term storage. Taste and marketability are excellent. The main advantages are cold resistance, shade tolerance and long-term fruiting. The color of the fruit is red. The shape is oval-ovoid. Average weight 65 g. The pulp is fleshy. Transportability is good.||3.5 kg from each tomato bush|
|Pink De Barao||A mid-late variety intended for fresh consumption, canning and long-term storage. Taste and commercial qualities are excellent. The main advantages are excellent ripening, long-term storage without loss of quality, resistance to late blight. Fruits are pink, oval-ovoid, dense. The average weight is 65 g. Transportability is very good. Bushes are vigorous, vigorous, indeterminate.||from 5.5 - 7.0 kg per square meter|
|Tsar's De Barao||Mid-late ripening. Designed for fresh tomato use and canning. The taste and marketability are excellent. The main advantages are cold resistance, shade tolerance and long-term fruiting. The variety is resistant to late blight. The color of the fruit is light crimson, with an oval-plum shape. The flesh is relatively firm and fleshy. The average weight of the fetus varies from 0.1 to 0.15 kg.||up to 15 kg from one bush|
|Golden De Barao||Ripening is medium late. Designed for fresh tomatoes and canning. The taste and marketability of the fruits are good. The variety is resistant to late blight. Fruits are yellow, dense, oval-ovoid, weighing from 60 to 90 g. Bushes are very powerful.||up to 4 kg per plant or 8 kg per square meter|
|Yellow De Barao||Tomatoes with an extended growing season. In the process of the variety, fairly tall and well-formed bushes are formed. The mass of each fruit is about 80 g. Fruits are elongated, yellow in color, with dense and tasty pulp. Transportability and appearance are excellent.||6.5 kg per bush|
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According to most experts, the best predecessors for any varieties and hybrids of tomatoes are cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, cauliflower, parsley and dill.
Sowing seed is recommended in March. For this purpose, a planting container should be prepared and filled with a nutritious soil substrate. Sowing seeds "De Barao" should be carried out in accordance with the following rules:
- the soil mixture should consist of half a bucket of ordinary garden soil with the same amount of leaf or manure humus
- on a layer of moistened soil, sowing of prepared seed should be carried out with a distance of 1.5-2 cm
- on top of the seeds placed on the soil, a nutritious soil mixture should be poured with a layer of no more than 0.8 cm.
Caring for tomato seedlings is not difficult, but requires some knowledge and time. Usually, the first tomato seedlings appear on the fifth day. Further care of the seedlings is standard and consists in carrying out the following activities:
- when shoots appear, the film is removed from the container
- temperature indicators should be at the level of 15 ° C in the first days
- from the second week of development, the temperature should be raised to 20 ° C
- the seeds remaining on the leaves are removed by hand after spraying the plants with plain water from a spray bottle
- in case of insufficient lighting, additional lighting of plants should be carried out
- feeding should be carried out with complex mineral fertilizers or vermicompost three weeks after germination
- picking is carried out in the phase of a pair of true leaves on plants
- to protect against black feet, you need to sprinkle the soil with ordinary wood ash.
If these simple requirements are met, it contributes to the production of strong and very healthy tomato seedlings. Before planting, measures should be taken to harden the seedlings.
Planting tomato seedlings
Planting of seedlings can be carried out both in greenhouses or hotbeds, and on open ground ridges. Planting of tomato seedlings "De Brao", depending on the region of cultivation and weather conditions, can be carried out in mid-May under film shelters and in greenhouses, and in early June, seedlings are planted in open ground.
"De Barao" is a tall variety of tomatoes that must not only be planted in an area where the plants will receive the maximum amount of sunlight and heat, but also take proper care of the tomatoes.
Also read: How to check the quality of the soil in the country
Watering and feeding
Tall tomatoes should be watered only at the root, it is impossible to wet fruits and leaves during watering.
The root system of this tomato variety grows and develops very well, as a result of which regular and abundant watering is necessary. For good growth, tomatoes need 2.5 liters per plant daily.
After watering, the soil between the rows must be loosened. To facilitate the irrigation procedure, the use of a drip irrigation system allows plants.
During the summer, the plants should be fed three times with a solution of Baikal-EM-1.
Shaping and pinning
As a rule, it is recommended to form De Barao tomatoes into one or a pair of stems. Grazing is an extremely important and necessary procedure when growing tall varieties and hybrids of tomatoes. All unnecessary stepsons must be deleted.
After the first fruits of tomatoes are formed in the lower part of the plant, it is necessary to remove the lower leaves, leaving no more than eight on the upper part of the plant. As new leaves grow, the lower ones should be removed.
You may also be interested in the article in which we talk about the technology of growing tomatoes "upside down".
Reviews of gardeners
According to the reviews of gardeners, we can conclude that "De Barao" is a very demanding variety in care, and the technology of its cultivation is somewhat different from the cultivation of other popular hybrid varieties of tomatoes.
Compliance with agricultural practices contributes to obtaining high yields of very high-quality fruits.
This variety is especially appreciated by gardeners because, regardless of the variety, tomatoes of this variety can be used both for canning and for fresh consumption.
How to pinch tomatoes (video)
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Frozen eggplant recipes for the winter
Now let's look at the different ways to freeze.
How to freeze fried eggplant for the winter
- eggplant - any amount
- salt - 1 tsp for 0.5 kg of vegetables
- vegetable oil - for frying.
Wash the raw eggplants. Cut into circles 5-7 mm thick. If you cut them thinly, then when frying, the skin will separate from the pulp, which will damage the integrity. I do not cut the rind, but you can remove it if you wish.
We put the chopped eggplants in a bowl, adding some salt to each circle.
We leave for half an hour and wait for droplets of moisture to appear on their surface. They testify that the bitterness came out. You can also dip the vegetables in salt water and leave for an hour. To do this, dissolve 1 tbsp in 1 liter of water. l. salt.
Rinse the eggplants thoroughly under running water and dry with a paper towel. We leave them on the wire rack to dry well.
Next, we subject them to heat treatment, in this case, frying. Pour vegetable oil into the pan and heat well. Put several rings of eggplant and fry on both sides over medium heat until golden brown. Salting is possible, but not necessary.
We transfer the circles to the wire rack in one layer and leave to cool slightly. If desired, blot with a paper towel to remove excess fat. Then, on the same grid or on a cutting board wrapped in cling film, we send a batch of eggplants to the freezer for 1-1.5 hours. The temperature should not be higher than -12 ° С.
We pack the frozen eggplants in airtight bags, remove the air, and send them for storage to the chamber. It is better to lay them out in several small portioned bags so as not to expose the vegetables to the air when you need to take them out for cooking again.
Weigh the packages for convenience. Stick labels on them, on which write the weight, cut shape, date, method of heat treatment. Vegetables can also be stacked compactly in a plastic container.
I have been using this method of freezing for many years. In my opinion, it is the most successful. But there are other options, perhaps they will suit you better.
How to freeze baked eggplant for the winter
Grease a baking sheet or other convenient form with vegetable oil and put vegetables in one layer. We heat the oven to 180 ° С and bake vegetables for half an hour. If necessary, turn them over to the other side so that they are evenly browned.
How to freeze stewed eggplant for the winter
Put vegetables in a saucepan or frying pan with heated vegetable oil. Salt and simmer, stirring occasionally, until soft and ruddy. Let it cool completely and send it to freeze.
How to freeze blanched eggplant for the winter
In a saucepan with boiling salted water and lemon juice (1 tablespoon), lower the pieces of vegetable. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in ice water. Cool and dry completely. The vegetables are ready to be frozen.
How to freeze boiled eggplant for the winter
To remove the bitterness, we deeply pierce the vegetables with a toothpick and place them entirely in salt water. We increase the holding time by 3 times, since the vegetable is large and this process will take more time.
The whole eggplant is cooked. To do this, put it in a saucepan with boiling, lightly salted water and cook for 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon or fork, remove the vegetables from the boiling water and leave to cool. After boiling in the skin, they become "wrinkled". We cut them in the necessary way and dry the pieces well with a towel. We send vegetables to freeze.
How to freeze whole eggplants for the winter
Whole eggplants are frozen in the same way as sliced eggplants. Prepared (washed, without bitterness) vegetable in a peel and with a stalk is fried in a pan, boiled, baked in the oven or grilled until soft. When roasting and baking, do not forget to turn over. Put the finished fruits on a plate, cool to room temperature and wrap each eggplant separately with cling film. Remove the peel first if desired. We put it in the freezer for the winter. Everything!
We also bring to your attention a video that shows three ways to freeze eggplants for the winter.