Thursday, 19 August 2010

Jayne's Topical Tips

Jobs for September
Cut of this summer’s fruiting blackberry and raspberry canes at ground level and tie in new canes. Order new fruit bushes for winter planting. Lift potatoes on a dry day and prepare for storing. Clear any fallen leaves from ponds and pathways. Sow Swiss Chard, spinach and mixed winter salad leaves directly in to the ground. Draw the soil round leeks and celeriac.

Jayne's Topical Tips

Jobs for August
Look around your garden and see what you can enter in the Summer Show. Weed your garden thoroughly while dry. Remember the saying ‘one years seeds - seven years weeds! Keep greenhouses well ventilated and wet the floors for extra humidity and to lower the temperature.
Pick beans and courgettes regularly and let us know of any recipe ideas for courgettes. Dry onions on the surface of the bed or indoors in the dry before stringing up. Sow winter vegetables in seed beds or pots for transplanting later. Pinch out the tips of tomato plants when 4 - 5 trusses have set.