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Fruit & veg checklist

8 - 14 December 2014

It's time to...

  • Make a composting trench to enrich soil where beans will grow next spring
  • Make compost from spent crops
  • Dig over vacant areas
  • Lift and divide congested clumps of rhubarb
  • Cut down asparagus fronds and the tops of Jerusalem artichokes
  • Buy in rotted farmyard manure or other composted green waste
  • Use cloches to protect winter peas, beans and salads
  • Lift and pot up chicory roots to force chicons
  • Plant new fruit trees, bushes and cane fruits
  • Bring potted bay trees under cover if conditions turn very cold

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