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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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Cut Tender Asparagus Spears Below Soil Level
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Cutting Asparagus

Cut tender spears 1 inch below soil level every 2–5 days over a period of 8 weeks in mid-spring. Curved, serrated asparagus knives are specially designed for this purpose.

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