In mid-summer, it’s exciting to see that first bright red, ripe tomato dangling off of its vine or pick and eat the first zucchini. At first, you relish in your harvest and your neighbors love your homegrown gifts. However, by late summer it’s a different story — you’re up to your ears in tomatoes, cukes, and zucchini and neighbors are starting to run away when they see you. You certainly don’t want any of the delicious, picked-at-its best produce to go to waste, but it can be challenging to use up your overabundance of vegetables. Fortunately there are plenty of ways to make your summer’s labor last for months and even save you money. For lots of ideas on how to preserve summer’s bounty, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.