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Harvesting Vegetables from the Home Garden

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Helen C. Harrison
Revised:  10/10/2011
Item number:  A2727

To ensure high quality, nutritious vegetables from your garden and to prevent waste, proper harvesting at the right stage of growth is essential.

This 4-page publication briefly lists the characteristics to look for to know when it’s time to harvest the following crops: asparagus, beans (snap, broad, greenshell, and lima), beets, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chard, Chinese cabbage, chives, collards, cow peas (or black-eyed peas), cucumbers, dill, eggplant, endive, garden cress, garden huckleberry, garlic, gourds, horseradish, Jerusalem artichoke, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lentils, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard, muskmelon, okra, onions, parsley, parsnips, peas, peanuts, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radicchio (or red chickory), radishes, rhubarb, salsify, spinach, squash, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, vegetable soybeans, watercress, watermelon, and witloof (or Belgian endive) (4 pages). (4 pages).

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