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Fruit and veg job checklist

16 - 22 June 2014

It's time to...

  • Plant out leeks and brassicas raised in a seed bed
  • Spread mulch around beans and other crops to help conserve soil moisture
  • Net developing soft fruits to protect them from birds
  • Spray apple trees showing signs of powdery mildew or scab
  • Water onions and other crops to keep them growing strongly
  • Stop cutting asparagus by the end of June to allow the ferns to form
  • Thin out heavy gooseberry crops by removing the smallest fruits, and use these for cooking
  • Make successional sowings of salad leaves and radishes
  • Sow seeds of herbs like coriander and parsley
  • Sow veg seeds now. Try rocket, spinach, beetroot, carrots, calabrese, mini-cauliflowers, spinach, chicory, endive, kohl rabi, peas, spinach beet, swede and turnips

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