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UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR 2019
July: None advised
Oct: None Advised
Aug: None advised
Jobs for July/August on the allotment and in the garden
Powdery Mildew affects many plants. There are fungicides to help prevent the problem on ornamentals but none for edible crops. Regular watering will help to reduce occurrence.
Thin the fruits on trees such as apples, pears and plums.
Water tomatoes evenly to avoid blossom-
Sow late crop dwarf beans.
Sow oriental vegetables and spinach for autumn cropping.
Prune stone fruit trees (plums, cherries etc) soon after harvesting -
Prune out fruited canes of raspberries once harvested.
Prune trained/restricted fruit (apples, pears, gooseberries, stone fruit) -
Combat leek moth and carrot fly by protecting crops with fleece or similar covering.
Watch out for blight on potatoes and tomatoes. Keep any watering off the leaves.
Watering advice -
Plant broccoli, Kale, Leeks.
Sow direct calabrese, radish, turnip, spring onion, dwarf beans, carrot, beetroot, lettuce, spinach
Sow spring cabbage in modules
Harvest garlic seriously affected by rust. Collect and dispose of all debris.
The UK ban on blue metaldehyde has been over-
We no longer stock metaldehyde pellets.