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Fruit & veg checklist

1 - 7 December 2014

It's time to...

  • Winter prune apple trees
  • Prune away stems of autumn-fruiting raspberries at soil level
  • Prepare sites to plant new fruit trees and bushes, by improving soil with lots of organic matter
  • Hoe bare areas to remove weed seedlings
  • Use straw to prevent soil freezing around parsnips
  • Take hardwood cuttings from currants and gooseberries
  • Net cabbages and other brassicas to protect them from pigeon damage
  • Place forcing jars over crowns of seakale
  • Continue winter digging, adding spent mushroom compost to improve the soil

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