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Harvesting Vegetables

Does a vine-ripened, home-grown tomato look different from a hot-house produced, grocery-store tomato? With tomatoes, it may be easy to tell when fruit is ripe, but for a beginning gardener, telling when to harvest produce may be difficult. Sometimes, as much produce is lost due to improper harvesting as due to insects. Here are descriptions of harvesting techniques for some common home grown vegetables ...

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Provided courtesy of the Virginia Cooperative Extension at www.ext.vt.edu.