WHEN TO PULL OUT VEGETABLES (Root Crops) | Harvesting Tricks on Vegetable Gardening in Containers


After all your hard work of sowing vegetable
seeds, it’s time to enjoy your harvest. And time to eat! In this video we will look into some important
vegetable gardening tips and indications on Harvesting your root vegetables, like How
to tell when these are ready to be harvested. Coming up. If you are interested in gardening, please
subscribe to my channel with the bell icon clicked. For Beginners Root Crops or Root Vegetables
are underground plant parts that are harvested and eaten by humans as food. These can be roots, bulbs, rhizomes or tubers. We will not go into the botanical details
of these terms for now. The Commonly grown root vegetables include
Carrots, Raddish, Beets, Onions, Potatoes and many many more. Its a big list and a big classification. Now, we will quickly look into certain signs
and tips which are really useful for everyone who grow vegetables in pots or ground at home. 1. The first tip actually a reason why this Harvest
timing is so important. Do not let them grow too larger because they
can become tough and woody to taste and may not be chewable. You know what I mean by this. Yes the size is very important. 2. Beets and Turnips should be pulled out as
soon as they grow to the size of a golf ball, but never allow them to grow to the size above
a tennis ball. Tender roots are actually the best to taste. Now you may ask a question, All these are
lying underground and how would I know the size of these veggies. You will get answers to these questions in
the coming tips. So please watch it till the end. 3. We will start with some tips or signs that
indicate, your veggies are ready to harvest. We will start with Carrots, Beets and Raddish
or Turnips : First of all you must know that their Green leaves are edible and really tasty. If its too early, you can just snip off some
leaves if you want to have them. As long as you leave some greens on the plant,
it will continue to grow more of them. 4. When it comes to roots, thats the main veggie! Remember: the smaller the root, the better
it tastes! So when to pull it out? Pull the largest roots every time you harvest. If you become greedy and leave them under
for a long time they get woody and bitter to taste. 5. So which is the biggest one or how to know
if its ready to be pulled out? Just Look at the green leaves, and Remember
this General rule: the bigger the root under the soil, the darker the green leaves and
thicker the stem. So, If some of the greens in the row look
darker than the others, you can be sure the largest veggies are underneath. 6. Another Tip here: Beets. carrots and raddish, grow partly above the
soil, especially when they mature. But sometimes you can remove some of the top
soil and check the thickness or the size of the crown before pulling them out. 7. Then, The Dates on the seed packets will also
give you a rough idea about when you should expect them to be fully ripe, Generally its
about 40 to 60 or more days, but you can apply some of these tips in the video and decide
combining all the knowledge you gain in this video. 8. Well, Next tip is: If you planted seeds too
close and you see there is congestion, specially in container gardening you can pull out some
baby roots like carrots or raddish because these are really soft and delicious. This is to relieve congestion and allows others
to grow to their proper size. 9. When it comes to Onions and Garlic: Onions
can be left for storage or harvested when the leaves turn yellow or the necks at the
base bend. You should stop watering them and then harvest
or store them. If you wish to consume the onion leaves, they
are really delicious. You can snip off and prepare your favourite
dish. 10. Potatoes: Generally take a longer time like
about 10 to 12 weeks after planting and the indication is when the plant starts flowering. This is the time they generally attain their
proper size. So, there we have it folks, that was a short
episode on the tips or the signs and symptoms that indicate your root veggies are ready
to harvest. Please give a thumbs up if you like the video. Comment below with your feedback or extra
tips you have and also share the video with your friends. Consider subscribing if you are new to the
channel. Happy Gardening.

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23 thoughts on “WHEN TO PULL OUT VEGETABLES (Root Crops) | Harvesting Tricks on Vegetable Gardening in Containers

  1. Please Watch till the End and Please gimme a Thumbs up, Comment below with your feedback and also share the video with your friends on social media. Consider SUBSCRIBING if you are new to the channel. Happy Gardening!

  2. Informative video.. wanted to check if u can make a video on how to harvest seeds of underground veggies… Like cabbage, cauliflower, beetroot, carrot, etc.,

  3. Good video! You are an example of noble pursuits vs all the scam phone calls we get in US. You should be a leader of mankind!

  4. Please make a video for banana 🍌 how to plats
    Please tell me the process how to get seeds I really don't know sir please help✋✋✋✋✋✋✋✋

  5. If you take a carrot plant, and cut a piece of the root and the leaves off from the rest of the edible root, can you grow more carrots?

  6. Greetings Sir. I want to propagate kalanchole plant. Can you please make a video. Is planting rose cuttings in potato provide better results? Thank you Sir

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