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Harvesting and Storing Vegetables

Picking fresh produce is always rewarding, and the taste of home-grown vegetables cannot be beaten, but it is important to harvest crops correctly to prevent damage. This way, waste is minimized and productivity continues.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Pick Garden Vegetables When Small and Tender
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Fresh Produce

Many crops are at their tastiest when small and tender, and eaten just minutes after picking. It is a good idea to walk around the garden every day in summer, harvesting what looks good, in order to avoid giant zucchini, stringy beans, and bolted lettuces.

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