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Planning the Greenhouse Year

With careful planning and good hygiene, flowering pot plants and many food crops can fill the greenhouse the year round. The greenhouse adds an extra dimension to gardening, enabling tender plants to be grown which would not survive in the … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetable Gardening Tasks in Winter

Mid Winter Inspect stored fruit and discard any that have rotted. Spray fruit trees with a tar-oil winter wash. Carry out winter pruning of fruit trees and bushes as necessary. Before the middle of mid winter, feed trees or bushes … Continue reading

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The Vegetable Garden in Late Autumn

The vegetable garden In mild regions, sow broad beans outdoors for an early crop. Dust the seeds with pirimiphos-methyl and draw flat drills 23cm (9in) wide and 6-7.5cm (2-½ – 3in) deep. Sow the seeds 15cm (6in) apart in two … Continue reading

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The Fruit Garden in Late Autumn

Clear weeds from the soil around established fruit trees and bushes. On heavy soils, complete all work that involves treading on the ground. Late autumn is the best time to plant fruit because the soil is still workable and is … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetable Gardening in Mid Autumn

The fruit garden Order fruit trees and bushes for immediate delivery if this has not been done already. Begin to prepare the planting sites. Apply bands of vegetable grease around the trunks of established apple and cherry trees to catch … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetable Gardening In Late Summer

The fruit garden Early top fruit varieties are beginning to ripen in late summer, and most soft fruits come to an end. Protect ripening fruit from birds by netting the trees, and lure wasps away from the trees with traps … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetable Gardening in Mid Summer

The fruit garden Most of the soft fruits are bearing produce now and will need attention after picking. Other fruit crops are nearing maturity. Continue to watch for codling moth attack on apples, and for red spider mite on apples … Continue reading

18. June 2011 by admin
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Fruit Gardening Tasks for Early Summer

Control weeds around the base of fruit trees and keep grass short by mowing. Slacken the ties on newly planted fruit trees if they are getting tight — otherwise they will strangle the trunk. Where birds are a constant pest, … Continue reading

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Vegetable Gardening Jobs for Early Summer

Plant Brussels sprouts for harvesting in late winter, and also winter cabbages and broccoli. Plant self-blanching celery as soon as possible in early summer in well-manured soil. Plant leeks, choosing the thickest seedlings if you have a surplus, and cut … Continue reading

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Vegetable Gardening Tasks for Late Spring

Sow maincrop carrots, if this was not done in mid spring. Continue to cut asparagus spears. If you want to grow outdoor crops of marrows or courgettes, prepare the site at the beginning of late spring by digging holes 30cm … Continue reading

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