Fiann’s tips for the weekend

* Pot up previously layered strawberry runners.

* Plant new strawberry plants and tidy old ones after fruiting.

* Tip pinch tomatoes and trim some foliage to help ripen fruits, feed tomatoes and other vegetables that fruit,

* Set yellow sticky traps — aphids are drawn to yellow as are carrot fly and fruit damaging wasps.

* The dry days can see a rise in green and blackfly, so tip pinch runner beans and other podded climbers to stop their growing scent attraction.

* Raise marrow, pumpkins and the like to prevent rot at soil surface,

* Mulching and top dressing will help prevent water loss in this hot month too. But agitate regularly to prevent it crusting.

* Have a plate of red and orange for lunch


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