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Fruit and veg job checklist

21 - 27 March 2016

It's time to...

  • Cover rows of strawberries with cloches to encourage early fruiting
  • Plant early potatoes outside in rows, or in large pots of compost
  • Spray fruit trees and bushes with fungicide to prevent powdery mildew disease attacking them
  • Pick off faded and yellowing leaves from Brussels sprouts to stop disease spreading
  • Sow seeds the following crops outside or under cloches: carrots, beetroot, broad beans, salad onions, cauliflowers, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, spinach, leeks, lettuce, rocket, coriander, mixed salad and stir fry leaves, radish, turnip, peas and Swiss chard

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