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Fruit and veg job checklist

4 - 10 August 2014

It's time to...

  • Check sweetcorn to see if it's ripe and ready to pick. This is when the tassels start to go brown
  • Pick beans and water crops regularly
  • Lift onions once their tops die down
  • Pick plums as they ripen
  • Use netting to protect blackberries, autumn raspberries and other berries from birds
  • Cut out fruited canes of raspberries
  • Pile up the earth around trench varieties of celery for whiter stems
  • Pick 'Discovery' and other early ripening apples
  • Prune blackcurrants after fruiting, removing about a quarter of the oldest stems
  • Transplant well-rooted strawberry runners

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