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Fruit and veg job checklist

11 - 17 August 2014

It's time to...

  • Pick plums as they ripen
  • Ease onions from the soil with a fork to prepare them for harvesting
  • Finish pruning trained forms of apple trees like cordons, espaliers and fans
  • Water crops regularly, especially during hot weather
  • Lift marrows into the sunshine and rest them on bricks to ripen
  • Identify plants showing symptoms of potato blight, and immediately remove affected leaves and stems
  • Order garlic bulbs and onion sets for autumn planting
  • Prune out fruited canes on summer-cropping raspberries
  • Net blackberries and autumn-fruiting raspberries
  • Veg to sow now include swedes, spring cabbages, beetroot for leaves, winter lettuces, radishes, coriander, Japanese onions

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