Knowing how and when to harvest every garden crop helps guarantee the most flavorful and nutritious homegrown veggies and fruits.
With razor-sharp, slim blades, these cultivation scissors fit any hand, left or right; available in carbon or stainless steel and straight or angled blades. $17, growtech.com
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Get the most from your plants by knowing the best times and ways to harvest them.
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Protect yourself from too much sun with the Palm Fiber Sombrero. $15, groworganic.com
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The best time to harvest canteloupes is when the netting on the skin becomes pronounced.
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Harvest, wash and carry fresh veggies all in one basket, handmade in Maine from wood and lobster trap wire. $45, planetnatural.com
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A perennial favorite with garden experts, the CobraHead Long Handle Weeder and cultivator makes all sorts of garden tasks easy, no bending or kneeling required. $60, cobrahead.com
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By British garden-tool designers Burgon and Ball, the Sophie Conran Secateurs are smaller than usual, fitting perfectly in hand or pocket. Stainless steel makes them strong for cutting and resistant to rust. $36, gardenerstradingpost.com