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Fruit and veg job checklist

5 - 11 May 2014

It's time to...

  • Sow seeds of beans, marrows courgettes and squashes, two per pot, and thin out the weakest seedling to leave the strongest plant
  • Spray peaches and nectarines with fungicide to prevent an attack of peach leaf curl
  • Pick rhubarb stems as they develop, and water clumps with a generous helping of liquid feed
  • Prepare to cover fruit tree blossom with horticultural fleece to protect flowers if frost is forecast
  • Sow seeds of the following crops outside this week: beetroot, lettuce, salad leaves, watercress and rocket

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