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Fruit and veg job checklist

25 - 31 August 2014

It's time to...

  • Prune out fruited canes on summer-cropping raspberries
  • Pinch out tops of main shoots on outdoor tomato plants
  • Prune trained forms of fruit trees
  • Pick sweetcorn cobs
  • Continue picking plums and freeze any surplus right away
  • Lift and store onions and shallots
  • Order garlic and onion sets for autumn planting
  • Put grease bands on fruit trees to catch wingless winter moths
  • Plant out rooted strawberry runners and pot some up to bring into the greenhouse later in winter for early fruits
  • Vegetables to sow now include lettuces, spinach, land cress, purslane, beetroot, radishes, coriander, spring onions, calabrese, spring greens, turnips for their green tops, Swiss chard, winter spinach and hardy Japanese onions

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