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Fruit and veg job checklist

18 - 24 July 2016

It's time to...

  • Harvest onions sown last autumn for early crops
  • Water celery regularly in dry weather
  • Bury shoot tips of blackberries and peg them down to raise new plants
  • Prune out about a quarter of the oldest branches on blackcurrants
  • Spray potatoes and outdoor tomatoes with Bordeaux mixture to prevent blight
  • Thin heavy fruit crops, picking off the smallest. Aim to leave developing fruits about 10-15cm apart along the stems, perhaps thinning congested spurs down to just a single fruit
  • Sow seed of herbs now, including basil, parsley and coriander
  • Sow vegetable seeds now, including endive, lettuce and salad leaves, beetroot, radishes, spring cabbages, kohl rabi, Swiss chard, winter spinach, Oriental greens, chicory, spring onions, swede, turnips for green tops

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