The Second Glut

Gardener:Somerset Sue

Date:06 Dec 2022

Blog Type:Vegetables, Recipes



An excessively abundant supply of something

While we've had a lovely selection of fresh peas, lettuces, herbs, enough beetroot to bottle a few jars, silverbeet, rhubarb, radishes and some tickled potatoes... none of these have been what I would describe as a glut. 

Our first glut was our broad beans. They came thick and fast once they started producing and I was struggling to find ways to use them. Thanks to several awesome Yates bloggers I began to branch out and we have really enjoyed the abundance and even have some in the freezer for future use.

Our second glut is upon us now. It is probably one of the best known gardeners gluts.


I am picking at least three a day off our two plants. That's probably contributing to their proliferation.

I have given them to my zucchini loving daughter-in-law who makes amazing fritters that their four kids love (a great way of getting vegies into the little ones).

I have crumbed them, added them to stir fries and given them away to other friends who love to sizzle them on the barbecue.

Today I baked two zucchini brownies which will go to colleagues at work, in SH's work lunches and to aforementioned grandchildren.

But still they keep on coming....

The Second Glut