22 vegetable harvesting tips
Use our no-fail guide to harvesting your crops when they’re in their prime
ArtichokesThe artichoke we eat is the flower bud of a giant thistle. Snip the buds, with 1 1/2 inches of stem, while they are still plump and tight. They’re inedible after they flower, but you can cut the purple blooms for bouquets, or leave them for the bees.
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