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Fruit & veg checklist

23 - 29 November 2015

It's time to...

  • Check fruits in store for signs of rot or deterioration
  • Plant new fruit bushes and cane fruits
  • Take hardwood cuttings from healthy fruit bushes, including currants and gooseberries
  • Winter prune fruit trees, including apples - but save plum pruning to summer
  • Cover broad beans and peas with cloches for winter protection
  • Lift and divide large clumps of rhubarb
  • Cut down Jerusalem artichokes then dig up and store tubers in buckets of dry compost
  • Prune sideshoots on gooseberries back to about 5cm
  • Pile earth up around the stems of Brussels sprouts to provide extra support

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