03/19/2013 12:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Alessandra Ambrosio And Daughter Anja Show Off Their Gardening Skills By Picking Lemons (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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 also 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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