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Jobs in the Veg Patch

Jobs in the Veg Patch Finish winter pruning gooseberries, blackcurrants and autumn raspberries. Dig a runner bean trench. Trim and divide herbs. Chit some new potatoes – mine are on the windowsill in the utility. Due to the recent warmer weather check your forced rhubarb. Sow tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse. Radish can be […]

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November Jobs in the Veg Patch

Prune blackcurrants, gooseberries and redcurrants. Divide established rhubarb or plant new. Winter prune apple and pear trees. Protect brassica’s from pests such as pigeons. Winter dig the veg borders but keep off the soil as much as possible the easiest way is to stand on a plank of wood. Sow broad beans and peas. Harvest […]

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October Jobs in the Veg Patch

Plant garlic Remove yellow leaves from Brussel sprouts. Cut pumpkins and squashes from the parent plant and leave in the sun to “Cure” the skin – this means allowing the skin to harden whilst the flesh inside ripens. Clear away supports from climbing beans. Clear dead material from the veg patch and begin winter digging. […]

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September Jobs in the Veg Patch

Continue to harvest any summer vegetables such as runner beans, peppers, chillies, sweetcorn and courgettes to name a few. Plant overwintering autumn onion sets. Sow winter lettuce. Turn your compost heap Pick all your remaining tomatoes including the green ones – these can be brought indoors to ripen or can be made into green tomato […]

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September Garden Jobs

Misty mornings and dewy grass can mean only one thing – Autumn is on the way. Autumn is my favourite season of the year with its intense colours, nature’s free harvest of blackberries and sloes, the hope of an Indian summer, bonfire night and crunchy leaves all make this a dramatic season. The garden is […]

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June Jobs in the Veg Patch

Plant runner beans. Watch out for Cabbage White eggs and caterpillars on Brassica’s – inspect the underside of leaves and squash any clusters of yellow eggs that you find – not a pleasant job but from my own experience it is easier to squash the eggs than to deal with a vegetable plot plagued with […]

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