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Fruit & veg checklist

12 - 18 December 2016

It's time to...

  • Net crops to protect them from pigeons
  • Earmark your best sprouts for the Christmas table and give them last-minute protection if windy
  • Take hardwood cuttings from fruit bushes
  • Get ready for planting asparagus in spring, removing weeds and digging over the soi, and adding compost
  • Order onion sets and seed potatoes
  • Plant new fruit trees, bushes and cane fruits
  • Start to plan next year's crop rotation
  • Prune large fruit trees to control their shape and size, and to increase productivity
  • Cut out about a quarter of the oldest stems from currant bushes
  • Lift and divide congested clumps of rhubarb, replanting into soil enriched with well-rotted manure

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