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Fruit and veg job checklist

10 - 16 February 2014

It's time to...

  • Plant shallots outside into well-prepared soil
  • Sow mustard and cress in a pot on the kitchen windowsill for a quick crop
  • Use netting and bird scarers to protect fruit bushes from hungry birds, which can strip off swelling buds
  • Prune side shoots on trained forms of gooseberry back to two or three buds
  • Sow the following crops in pots or trays in the greenhouse, ready to transplant outside later: Brussels sprouts, spring cabbage, cauliflower, onions, leeks, lettuce and salad leaves

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