Tip of the Week: Perfect Picking
Posted on July 24 2017
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! This week, we’re giving you some quick tips on how to properly pick the fruit and veggies in your garden! When it comes to harvesting the fruits of your labor out in the garden (literally), there are some things that you should keep in mind to ensure the perfect pick. One of these is when you choose to do the harvesting. All vegetables and fruits harvest at different times of the year—every gardener knows that—but did you know that the type of day that you pick them has just as much bearing on the time of the year? The best type of day to pick them is during a warm, dry day. Moisture is the enemy of fruits and veggies, and picking them right after rain or on a real humid day can lock some moisture in them, exacerbating the rotting process. Also, when picking, be sure to pay attention in how you do it. Many gardeners swear by breaking and cutting vines to get out things such as cucumbers, but this just creates an opening for all sorts of diseases. Instead, try to pick the fruit or vegetable as close to the rest of the vine as you can. This will ensure not only a great pick, but also protection for the rest of the plant. Being able to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the most rewarding things about being a gardener, and by adhering to these tips you can make sure that your harvesting will go great. For more gardening tips and tricks, be sure to check back to our blog next Monday for our latest edition of Tip of the Week!