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Fruit and veg job checklist

7 - 13 July 2014

It's time to...

  • Spray potatoes and outdoor tomatoes with Bordeaux mixture or similar to prevent blight
  • Thin heavy crops of apples, pears and plums
  • Tie in new raspberry canes to support wires
  • Cover brassicas with fine netting to prevent cabbage white butterflies laying their eggs on the leaves
  • Keep sowing parsley to ensure a continuous supply
  • Cut down unwanted raspberry canes at soil level
  • Sow cabbages to pick as spring greens
  • Hoe a little fertiliser into the soil between rows of onions as you weed
  • Peg down strawberry runners into pots of soil to root new plants. Only ever propagate from healthy, disease-free stock. After fruiting, trim off all strawberry foliage with shears
  • Sow seeds of vegetables now, including beetroot, cabbages, endive, kohl rabi, lettuce, radish, rocket, spinach, swede and turnips

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