Fiann’s tips for the weekend

* Visit and support your local community garden. If none near – start one.

* Start a compost heap. Turn an old one and add a little water to keep it going.

* Continue to lift early potatoes and keep on earthing up the rows of others.

* Be vigilant to blight still. Mildew is not off the radar either. Early morning watering is better than late evening.

* Fruits of all sorts should be showing well, spare the grass but water your crops.

* This is good time to start some winter crops — leeks, broccoli, calabrese, Brussel sprouts and cabbage

* Weeding is a chore but it leaves more moisture in the soil and it bulks up the compost heap.

* Check stakes and supports. The June drop is one thing — the July flop is another.


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