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Fruit and veg job checklist

16 - 22 May 2016

It's time to...

  • Hang pheromone traps in fruit trees to control moth pests, such as codling moth larvae, which eat apples
  • Thin out congested fruit crops on peaches and nectarines, spacing fruits about 10cm apart
  • Watch out for signs of powdery mildew or disease on fruit trees and bushes, and treat with a fungicide
  • Erect supports for climbing beans, using tall canes or hazel stems
  • Sow seeds outdoors this week: carrots, swedes, turnip, leaf beet and spinach

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