Harvest Spotlight: Cucumbers
Cucumbers are mainly made out of water and have complex plant compounds. They contain vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, folic acid, vitamin C, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Other healthy benefits is they are high in nutrients, contains antioxidants, and promotes hydration because of the high content of water that cucumbers have.
How to Harvest
When cucumbers are ready to be harvested you use a knife or a sharp tool to cut 1 inch of the stem off, this will allow the cucumber to stay fresh if you decide to store the cucumber for long period of time. Twisting or pulling may cause damage to the vine and plant.
Before taking a shower, rub a cucumber slice on the mirror and it won’t fog up.
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