John Holman

John Holman

Murray County gardens are “poppin” with luscious home grown veggies but many aren’t sure what to do with them after harvesting so that’s our feature this week.

To help ensure that the vegetables you grow and prepare are of high quality, you need to harvest them at peak maturity, handle them properly, and store them under optimum conditions.

Vegetables continue their life processes even after they are picked. If the vegetables are mature at harvest, their life processes need to be slowed by chilling. If they are immature produce such as green tomatoes, store them at room temperature to enhance the ripening process.

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