Harvesting your freshly grown fruits and veggies is one of the most rewarding jobs in the garden.

basket of raw vegetables

Equipment

What to do

  • 1. Read the harvest list carefully, noting how much of each crop is needed. (Be careful not to harvest so much that it ends up being wasted.)

  • 2. Find where the crops needed are growing and ask:

    • How many are there?
    • How big are they?
    • What part of the plant is being harvested?

  • 3. Think about what you would like to use in the kitchen. For example if a plant has a lot of insect damage or has grown so big it will be bitter or woody, it might be better to compost it.

  • 4. Using the correct tool (e.g. secateurs for eggplants, garden forks for potatoes), harvest the correct amount of the fruit or vegetable.

  • 5.  Place the harvested crops in your basket

  • 6. Continue until the harvest list is complete.

  • 7. Take your harvest to the kitchen.

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