Harvesting Tips From A Professional

Gardener:Old Mangakino Orchard (McCallum's Garden)

Date:06 Dec 2023

Blog Type:Vegetables

As harvesting time will soon be upon us all, I figured that I could share with you some harvesting tips I have learnt through years of gardening. 

  1. A good harvesting dress is essential.  You are looking for a light and breezy dress that allows for movement and is comfortable on a hot summers day.
  2. Accessories matter.  A good sun hat to match the dress will not only make you stand out from the crowd but also provide good protection from the sun.
  3. When moving around your garden it is essential to skip not walk. Skipping helps the bees and other good bugs recognise you as friend not foe.
  4. A good havesting basket should have plenty of room for your produce and good handle so you can swing it gleefully.  
  5. When harvesting remember to sing a joyful song. When singing make sure you take time to strike a pose with you arm held out so that birds can land on it and return your merry tune. 
  6. Remember to wave joyfully to anybody you see when out on your garden. 

Happy harvesting everyone. May your harvests be bountiful this year.

Neil...this photo is for you. I do believe you dared me to harvest in a dress last year!

Harvesting Tips From A Professional