The best strawberries to harvest are plump and red.
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Promote a larger harvest by pinching off the flowers on your strawberry plants during the first season, and waiting to harvest the ripe fruits during the second season. Harvest your strawberries when they are red and plump, in the early morning.
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Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Robin Coe has reported on a variety of subjects for more than 15 years. Coe has worked on environmental health and safety issues in communities across Ohio and Michigan. Coe holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism with a double-major in international politics from Bowling Green State University. She has also received training and experience as a nurse aide.