What to sow
What to plant out
Other jobs on the plot
This is the time for formative pruning of young cherry trees, for example to train them in a fan shape against a wall. It’s also the time of year for pruning plum trees.
Check apricot trees – if they have produced a large number of fruits then these can be thinned out to a few inches between each fruit.
Prune fig trees to remove the shoot tips from fresh growth.
Erect canes in the greenhouse for tomatoes, cucumbers and other climbers. Ventilate daily for the next three months unless there is a cold snap (an automated vent will help with this).
Pinch out side-shoots from vine tomatoes.
Check crops sown in rows from seed and thin out where necessary.
Fresh from the plot
Currants – red
What to store or process