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Jun. 29th, 2006 @ 08:20 pm Harvest help
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Date:June 29th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
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Depends what you are growing really - peas, for example, you can feel when they are filled out (though be careful not to leave them too long or they will dry on the plants); courgettes are very easy to tell when they are ready (you just have to pick them at a size you like - generally they are nicer when they are on the smaller side); potatos are guesswork so you might need to pull a stalk and see if they are big enough (generally if they are flowering they should be nearly ready); cauliflowers and brocolli you should be able to see the heads forming (the trick is getting them big enough but not where they start getting loose). Generally speaking if it looks like what you see in the shops it should be right :)
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Date:June 29th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
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Cheers! Now, what about my carrots and parsnips? I don't want to pull them too early, and I'm concerned about the onions too!