Old 05-12-03, 08:30 AM
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Question Harvesting....

While harvesting vegetables like stringbeans and peas where to I cut the veggie from the plant? Do I cut behind the fruit itself on the stem ? or do I cut in front of the stem on the fruit itself? I'm asking so I don't stop the plants from continuing to grow new veggies. Thanks.....
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Old 05-13-03, 03:54 PM
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Hi marshwalker Welcome to the DIY Garden Forums

We have found that our market produce, stays fresher when a small part of the stem remains with the fruit or vegetable. Drying up and sealing the moisture in, so the produce won't dehydrate as soon.

Removing bad produce & keeping the plant & surrounding area clean, will do more for a continued harvest than how you pick.

Be careful with beans as the plant is brittle, so much in fact you can pull to pick a bean, & pull the whole branch off.

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