Harvesting Vegetables from the Home Garden
Author(s) Helen C. Harrison.
To ensure high-quality, nutritious vegetables from your garden and to prevent waste, proper harvesting at the right stage of growth is essential. This four-page publication briefly lists the characteristics that indicate when it's time to harvest vegetables from the home garden (4 pages; Revised in 2002).
Crops included: asparagus, beans (snap, broad, green shell, and lima), beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chard, Chinese cabbage, chives, collards, cowpeas (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 chicory), radishes, rhubarb, salsify, spinach, squash, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, vegetable soybeans, watercress, watermelon, and witloof (or Belgian endive).