Looks like we're not the only ones who enjoy an afternoon in the garden.

Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio and her daughter Anja, were spotted picking lemons from a tree in Los Angeles on Monday. And though we're completely jealous of how flawless she looks (no matter what we do in the garden, we somehow always end up covered in dirt), it appears she may have a green thumb.

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There's something we can learn here from Alessandra: the perfect time to pick a lemon. She's harvesting the fruit before the rind turns sunny yellow, which is ideal. If plucked from a tree any later, you run the risk of the lemon rotting quickly. And though she used the hand twisting method, according to Edible Container Gardening, you can also use hand clippers to remove the citrus from the branch.

Want to learn more about caring for a lemon tree? Watch the video above. And be sure to click through our slideshow to see Alessandra doing more, well, supermodel-y things. Hat tip to the Daily Mail.

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  • Elle Brazil, January 2006

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  • Glamour, May 2006

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  • Harper's Bazaar Spain, June 2006

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  • Vegas, April 2007

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  • Cool Brazil, May 2007

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  • GQ Spain, August 2007

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  • GQ UK, November 2007

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  • Rolling Stone Brazil, January 2008

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  • Ocean Drive, February 2008

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  • Elle Brazil, March 2008

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  • Arena UK, June 2008

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  • Cosmopolitan Germany, July 2008

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  • GQ UK, September 2008

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  • L'Officiel Brazil, July 2009

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  • Glamour Mexico, October 2009

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  • DT Spain, November 2009

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  • Cosmopolitan Germany, February 2010

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  • Elle Czech Republic, May 2010

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  • Vanidades, April 2010

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  • Glamour, June 2010

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  • Vogue Brazil, July 2010

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  • Vogue Japan, July 2010

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  • Russh, August 2010

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  • Love, September 2010

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  • Cosmopolitan Norway, October 2010

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  • Vogue Mexico, December 2010

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  • Vogue Beauty Japan, December 2010

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  • Muse, Winter 2011

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  • Harper's Bazaar Spain, February 2011

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  • GQ Brazil, April 2011

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  • Vogue Germany, June 2011

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  • Jack, July 2011

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  • Vogue Brazil, December 2011

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  • Isto É Gente, December 2011

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  • Fucsia, March 2012

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