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    Berry Harvest Quick Tips

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    Berries taste their absolute best when left to ripen on the plant, then picked and eaten immediately. Sweetness, aroma, and flavor determine ripeness; berries can reach their peak in a day or two once they begin to mature. Visit plants every day once fruit begins to deepen in color. Taste and smell to decide when […] More

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    Vegetables for Fall Harvest

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    Leafy greens, root vegetables, and members of the cabbage family are good fall harvest crops. These crops can be planted in mid- to late-summer for fall harvest. Fall harvest crops are generally cool-weather crops, the same ones commonly planted in late winter or early spring for late spring or early summer harvest. Where autumn weather […] More

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    Vegetable Harvest Time: When To Pick

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    Most home garden vegetable crops should be harvested and used as soon as they are just large enough. A common home garden mistake is waiting too long to pick and eat vegetables. Don’t wait until your vegetables look like the ones you would buy in the market. Market growers let crops reach a certain size […] More

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    Snap Beans: Harvest and Storage

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    Your bean harvest time will depend on what you plan to do with the beans after picking. Snap beans or green beans harvest: Green beans are ready for harvest when they are about the size of pencil. The seeds inside will be just visible–they’ll look like small bumps. Depending on the variety you have planted, […] More

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    Apple Harvest Time by Variety

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    The apple is the most widely grown fruit. Apple trees grow everywhere except in the very hottest and very coldest regions of the world. Apples vary from crisp to soft, from juicy to dry, from acid or insipid to bitter, bland, or aromatic. Apples can range in color from green to gold to yellow to […] More

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    Potato Harvest Calendar

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    The length of a potato’s growing season varies according to climate and variety. You can choose cultivars for each of three harvest periods. “First early potatoes”—grow rapidly, take little space, and are harvested early to midsummer when they are about the size of an egg. “Second early potatoes”—are midseason potatoes that grow rapidly, take little […] More