Picking the eggplant is simple! Grasp the eggplant and carefully raise it up- see photo. Use a pair of sharp scissors or garden shears – eggplant stems can be very tough to cut. It is better to cut the eggplant off rather than pulling or twisting it, which can damage the plant and leave you with broken limbs or worse – a broken plant. —


Once you have found a green bean you want to harvest, simply grasp it firmly up near the top where it connects to the vine.You can use the other hand to support the vine while giving the pod a quick jerk to pop it loose with the other hand, or you can use your thumb to pinch it loose. It may take a little practice, but after harvesting a couple you will have the hang of it. Soon you will be able to harvest several rows in just a few minutes.—