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A Healthy Harvest – For You and Your Plants

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Oct 9, 2015

Picking produce and harvesting your plants can often be a pain in the neck – and back and knees. But, it doesn't have to be. It only takes a few simple changes to your harvest routine to protect yourself – and your plants.

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Topics: Blog, Back Pain,, Neck Pain,, Chronic Pain, Knee Pain,, Gardening, Melinda Myers, healthy harvest

Protect Yourself (and Your Plants) When Picking Produce

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Sep 28, 2015

As September ends and October begins, there are a bounty of crops ready to harvest, such as melons, peppers, tomatoes and squash, including pumpkins. The crops will ripen until the first killing frost of the year, says horticulture expert Melinda Myers. Plus, although the weather is cooler, says Myers, people's summer plantings of vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and Kale will actually keep maturing up until a killing frost. If they experience a light frost, their flavor can actually improve. In addition, if you planted greens, turnips, beets or radishes late, they will reach maturity during the fall season and be ready to harvest. 

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Topics: Blog, Back Pain,, Knee Pain,, Gardening, Protect yourself when picking produce, healthy harvest