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Fruit and veg job checklist

31 - 6 September 2015

It's time to...

  • Keep picking summer-sown salads to prevent the plants running to seed
  • Plant garlic cloves outside or in modular seed trays ready to plant out later this autumn
  • Cover herbs like basil and parsley with cloches, or bring potted ones under cover
  • Harvest globe artichokes
  • Stake tall Brussels sprouts to stop them from blowing over
  • Dig up chicory roots, cut off their tops and re-pot for forcing, to grow on in a dark shed
  • Wrap grease bands around the trunks of apples, pears, cherries and plums to trap the crawling female winter moth
  • Cut off whole trusses of unripe fruits from outdoor tomatoes before they're hit by frost and ripen in a sheltered spot
  • Plant out spring cabbages
  • Dig up onions and lay them out in an airy space to dry before storing

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