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Fruit and veg job checklist

8 - 14 September 2014

It's time to...

  • Finish summer pruning trained forms of apple and pear trees
  • Harvest apples, pears, plums and gages as they ripen
  • Save seeds from good varieties of beans, herbs and tomatoes that you've enjoyed this year
  • Pot up herbs to use in winter
  • Prune out fruited blackberry stems and tie in new shoots to supports
  • Take hardwood cuttings from fruit bushes
  • Harvest haricot beans
  • Sow broad beans and hardy peas
  • Plant out garlic in mild areas, or start cloves in pots to transplant later
  • Vegetables to sow now include spring cabbages, Japanese onions, turnips for green tops, winter lettuces, spinach, endive, corn salad, land cress and baby salad leaves

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