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Fruit and veg job checklist

25 - 1 May 2016

It's time to...

  • Use twigs pushed into the ground to support tall-growing peas, or use short canes and string
  • Feed strawberries with a high potash feed, such as tomato fertiliser
  • Sow flowering companions in your veg plot, such as tagetes and poached egg plants, to attract beneficial insects
  • Thin out seedlings from earlier sowings
  • Earth-up potatoes by pulling soil up around their stems
  • Buy pheromone traps to hang in apple and plum trees to control pests
  • Sow seeds of the following crops this week if conditions are fine: beetroot, parsnips, turnips, onions, peas, mangetout and broad beans

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