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Fruit and veg job checklist

24 - 30 October 2016

It's time to...

  • Pick ripe apples and pears
  • Finish harvesting marrows, squashes, onions and potatoes
  • Sow broad beans and hardy peas
  • Plant out garlic cloves
  • Earth up leeks to cover and blanch their stems
  • Cut away fruited blackberry canes at soil level and tie in new ones
  • Plant new fruit trees and bushes
  • Tidy strawberry beds, cutting back old foliage and congested runners and removing weeds
  • Pot up a few roots of mint and bring under cover for winter pickings
  • Improve soil, digging over bare ground and forking in bulky, well-rotted manure

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