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Fruit and veg job checklist

29 - 5 October 2014

It's time to...

  • Make a cross-cut in cabbage stems when harvesting to encourage a further crop
  • Sow broad beans for early crops next May and June
  • Put cloches over tender herbs like basil and coriander
  • Pot up mint, chives and parsley to keep on a bright window sill
  • Sow green manure crops such as field beans and grazing rye
  • Plant garlic and autumn onion sets
  • Cover endive to blanch the leaves
  • Dig up and pot up roots of chicory for winter forcing
  • Pick apples and pears before the wind blows them down
  • Finish pruning blackberries and autumn-fruiting raspberries

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