It's almost summer, so I think it is time to take our Quick Tip Series outside. Today... the easiest way to harvest zucchini and other vegetables from the garden.
This time of year I need to peruse the garden daily and harvest vegetables that are ready to be picked. A quick tip - keep an old steak knife or other small knife outside with your garden tools so you can harvest easily without breaking the stem off of the squash.
Often you can twist them but sometimes the top of the squash will break off and then they do not last as long. The stem of the zucchini or other squash helps keep them fresh longer. So I like to keep my little knife handy in my harvest basket to easily reach in and cut the stem. This works great for picking cucumbers and other vine grown produce.
And remember so many of the vegetables are easy to grow in containers. That is where the one above is growing.