Yields tend to be higher in the northern production areas.
If you are just dying to eat some pumpkin then tapping for hollowness and checking the hardness of the skin and stem are good things to do. Harvest patty pan, or scallop types when they are 3 or 4 inches 7.
Steady harvesting after that will keep plants producing new fruits. If the skin of the crop is dull, the peak time for harvest may have passed. Watercress is ready for harvest about 14 days after seed is sown. Hot Network Questions. Squash survive a light frost, but store better if harvested before frost. Growing Peas.
These pods will be tender, moist, and succulent. Cut winter squash from the vine leaving a 2- to 3-inch stem on the squash.
You can pick the large outer leaves or slice the entire plant off about 1 inch 2. Beans, Lima. Allow winter squash to cure in the sun for a week or more, then store in a cool, dry place over the winter. To pick, hold the stem with one hand and pull the fruit with the other. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Not a problem... Bees will also be killed by a number of pesticides that may be used and care should be taken when spraying for pests or diseases.
Pick tomatoes by gently lifting each tomato until the stem snaps. You can view your wishlist by logging into your account. Contact us Correct diagnosis is essential for effective pest and disease control.
If the buds start to separate and the yellow petals inside start to show, harvest immediately. Broccoli is past harvest time when yellow florets are visible.
Choose rutabagas about 3 to 5 inches long, but not longer than 5 to 7 inches.