Small Is Sometimes Better in the Vegetable World

July 23, 2014 12:13 PM

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Truman Capote famously told friends that the very wealthy eat better vegetables — tiny ones. So there's another plus for gardening: It's easier to eat the way the super-rich do.

Not that smaller is always better in the world of vegetables. A cucumber picked undersize does not taste better than one allowed to swell up before harvest — as long as that full-size one is picked before its skin yellows and seeds start to harden.

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