Those of you who know me know that I like to grow veg and that each year I vow to not plant as much. You will also know that I fail in this every year. Badly. We peaked last year with 32 cucumbers picked in a day. As its now officially veg mountain season for many don't forget that your dog will benefit from the surplus. Cucumbers, courgettes, cabbages, carrots and beetroot (inc leaves) are all perfect candidates for mushing up and adding to their usual food. Mush them up as dogs can't break down cellulose to access the nutrients although carrots are especially good whole as a natural teeth cleaner. All fresh and raw veg contain plant enzymes which help the system to digest other foods more thoroughly which is especially beneficial to the more senior or sick dog. No matter how good a commercial kibble or canned food is it will not contain these enzymes as they are destroyed by the heating process. So feeding even a little fresh veg can make a big difference to your dogs health. A word of caution if you are experiencing a tomato glut : green ones are toxic so never feed and only feed ripe ones in small quantities as in larger amounts they are also toxic but a slice or two every couple of days is actually beneficial due to the chemical that gives them their red colour.
All of the above can be mushed and frozen for a later date so instead of wasting your excess give it a good home in your dogs stomach :)