After the growing season has come to an end it is time to reap the rewards put into the care and nurturing of your crops. Here are some tips when it comes time to harvest.
- The quality of your vegetables connot be improved after harvest.
- Vegetables should be harvested at proper maturity to provide the best food for table, freezing and canning.
- Vegetables picked at the peak of maturity and prepared promptly and properly almost always are superior in nutritional content, flavor and appearance -- the secret is freshness and proper handling.
- Be careful in picking or digging the crop to avoid injuring the vegetables. Damage of any type will lower both keeping and eating quality.