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Tuesday 4 July 2017

The Vegetable Plot - July

"An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh." - Will Rogers   

It’s more or less a time for pottering around the vegetable plot, sowing some quick maturing beetroot,
turnips, fennel and spinach beet will keep you occupied in the sunshine. Watering will be called for especially for tomatoes both in and out of the greenhouse.

You might like to sow some Chinese cabbage and certainly spring cabbage. Autumn onions can be lifted and stored. Mint, marjoram and tarragon will benefit from cutting back to encourage fresh growth, while parsley for autumn can be sown and then moved inside the greenhouse or placed in a cold frame. Finish planting your celery now and earth up any early celery you planted.

  • Harvest all those beans and courgettes you’ve grown   
  • Sow carrots for autumn
  • Harvest garlic
  • Leave shallots to ripen in the sun
  • Feed and train cucumbers

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