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    How to Harvest and Store Carrots

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    Harvest carrots when they develop their color and the tops are 1 inch in diameter or smaller. Carrots can be lifted as soon as they are a usable size. Carrots are ready for harvest 60 to 90 days after sowing depending upon the variety; they will continue to grow and enlarge if you leave them […] More

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    How to Harvest and Store Cabbage

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    Harvest cabbage at any size after the head becomes firm and before it splits. Leave two to four wrapper leaves around the head to keep it from drying. Heading cabbage can be harvested when the head is about the size of a softball—5 inches (12 cm) or more across, squeeze it to test firmness. Elongated […] More

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    How to Harvest and Store Lettuce

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    Harvest all types of lettuce at almost any time during growth. Lettuce will be ready to harvest about 45 to 60 days after planting, longer if planted in autumn or winter. When to Harvest Lettuce Lettuce grows best and tastes sweetest when harvested in cool weather. When the weather gets too warm–daytime temperatures greater than […] More

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    How to Harvest and Store Rhubarb

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    Rhubarb is one of the first crops of the year; the plant springs to life when temperatures rise into the 40sF; begin the rhubarb harvest as soon as stalks are ready. Stems harvested in early spring will be the most tender and flavorful. (Rhubarb is naturally tart and is commonly coupled with strawberries.) Do not […] More

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    Cauliflower Growing Quick Tips

    Cauliflower in garden

    Cauliflower can be finicky in the garden. Follower these cauliflower growing tips for a good harvest. Sowing and Transplanting Cauliflower Cauliflower requires slow, steady growth in cool weather. Hot weather will cause cauliflower to bolt or button up (cold weather will also cause cauliflower to button—not form full-sized heads). Start cauliflower in early spring 4-6 […] More

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    How to Harvest and Store Watermelon

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    Watermelons are usually ripe and ready for harvest when the underside turns from white to yellow and at least three tendrils on each side of the melon are dead. Harvest watermelons about 85 to 90 days after sowing seed, and 35 to 45 days after flowers appear. When to Harvest Watermelon There are several ways […] More

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    How to Harvest and Store Celery

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    Celery is ready to harvest 85 to 120 days after transplanting depending on the variety. Celery is finicky and can be a challenge to grow. The optimal temperatures for growing celery are 65° to 75°F (18°-24°C) during the day and 60° to 65°F (15°-18°C) at night. Temperatures must stay above 55°F during the daytime and […] More

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    Cabbage Growing Quick Tips

    Cabbage in the garden

    Follow these cabbage growing quick tips to get cabbage started in your garden. Sowing cabbage seeds In mild-winter regions, sow cabbage from fall to late winter for a spring crop. Sow cabbage seed outdoors 6 to 4 weeks before the last frost. Start seed indoors 12 to 10 weeks before transplanting seedlings to the garden. […] More

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    Growing Bulb Onions: Pick the Right Variety for Your Garden


    Bulb onions are particular about where they grow. Onion bulb formation is triggered by the number of summer daylight hours. Bulb-forming onions can be divided into three types. Three types of bulbing onions Long-day onions require about 15 hours of summer daylight. Short-day onions require about 12 hours of summer daylight. Day-neutral (also called intermediate-day) […] More

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    How to Harvest and Store Cauliflower

    Cauliflower in garden

    Cauliflower is ready to harvest 70 to 90 days after sowing seed. Plant cauliflower so it comes to harvest in a cool part of the year; the optimal growing temperatures for cauliflower are the mid 60°sF (15°+C). Plant cauliflower in early spring for harvest before summer heat or plant in late summer for fall harvest. […] More