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As the soil warms up and work can begin

As the soil warms up and work can begin

Vegetables Now that the soil is warming up, as seen in the growth of weeds, work can begin on sowing for the coming season.

Green manure crops make rapid growth

Vegetables Green manure crops can continue to be dug in and the ground prepared for seed sowing by breaking down the surface with a fork and raking it level.

Patience pays off

Vegetables Gardeners can be seduced by mild weather at this time of year, as the temptation is to sow seeds in open ground, even though the soil is cold and wet.

Early vegetables

VegetablesPotatoes for harvesting in December can be planted this month if the soil can be worked easily.

A little patience will pay off

Vegetables If the weather seems to promise an early spring, it is tempting to rush into seed-sowing, but a cautious approach will pay off later, with fewer plant losses.

Crop rotation important for healthy garden

Crop rotation important for healthy garden

Vegetables Crop rotation may sound overly scientific for the ordinary gardener, but it is an important way of getting the most from the vegetable garden while minimising the risk of diseases such as club root in cabbages or basal rot (caused by Fusarium oxysporum) in onions, garlic and leeks.

Your garden

Your garden

Vegetables

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