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Master Gardener Tips August 14, 2023

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By Debbie Post, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Timing for harvesting your vegetables is primarily dictated by the length of time they have been growing. It’s recommended to keep your empty seed packets through each planting season with a map of what’s planted where for plant identification. Your seed packets give you planting instructions, growing tips, and the expected dates for your harvest times. If you’re a tech-savvy gardener, put the harvest date in your phone calendar as a digital reminder as it gets close to the picking times for your different plants.