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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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Harvest Beets at Two Inches in Diameter
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Pulling Beets

Lift beets as required once they have reached about 2 inches in diameter. Simply take a firm hold of the stems and pull the root from the soil. Lift alternate roots in a row to leave more space for the others.

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