What's the Best Time of Day to Harvest Your Garden Vegetables?


Ricardo ElisiárioRegarding fruits and vegetables, there is always a more adequate hour of the day to harvest each of these fresh products.

Knowing when and how to pluck them can mean the difference between eating something that tastes a lot fresher and much more flavorful, or something which is warm and showing signs of stress and softness that throw it far from its ideal condition for being cooked.

But so what should be the best time of day (or night) to pick our garden vegetables, fruits and flowers?


At Sunrise

Right after the sun rises and during the early morning, it’s likely that you’ll see the garden covered in dew — especially throughout the colder seasons — a natural layer of coolness that won’t take long to fade away as the day grows hotter. This means you must seize the opportunity when it presents itself.

What happens is that if you harvest something which was already under stress before the umbilical cord linking it to its source is severed, then the potential that said vegetable has to last long enough in your pantry or fridge will be very compromised.

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