With gardens now planted, you can look forward to harvest season. When you start to prepare for harvesting your crops, it is important to remember to use proper harvest and post harvesting methods. Here are some harvesting tips that apply for both vegetables and cut flowers.
- Keep all cutting edges sharp; a good sharp edge will increase your ease of harvest and put less stress on the plant and harvested material.
- Clean harvesting equipment frequently; this will help prevent the spread of diseases from area to area or plant to plant.
- Store your harvested material at the proper temperature; this will ensure the longest shelf life and give the material the best appearance.
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