- Short carrots.
- Spring onions.
- Weed around plants.
- Take off side shoots off tomatoes and remove yellow leaves.
- Blanch leeks and celery.
- Ripen onions by bending leaves just above neck of each plant.
- If you cut broad beans to 3 shoots they will grow again and you will have a few extra beans.
- Feed winter cabbages with a nitrogen feed.
- Harvest cauliflowers, wrap in cling film and they will last longer in fridge.
- Pick courgettes by twisting them off. Make sure yo pick them regularly or they will stop fruiting.
- Pick cucumbers by cutting with a sharp knife.
- Pick runner beans young, taste better and not stringy.
- Pick French beans when they snap easily.
- Be aware that early maturing leeks may not last over winter.
- If you want to store potatoes, cut the tops off and leave in ground for 10 days, then lift.
- Feed calabrese after cutting, it helps sideshoots develop.
- Prune simmer fruiting Raspberries.
- Prune stone fruits such as plums, peaches, etc. If you prune these in winter they will get silver leaf which can kill the tree.
- Summer prune apples and pears.
- Pot on strawberry runners.
Pests and diseases:
- Damp down greenhouse to avoid red spider mite.