Sow and plant
Plant strawberries in free-draining soil. Mound up the soil slightly and side-dress with fertiliser.
• Plant asparagus crowns in trenches at least 20cm deep. Spread out the spidery roots in the base of the trench and pile on compost, manure and topsoil.
• Take your pick of the new season’s deciduous fruit trees and establish a backyard orchard. Top-notch croppers include Damson and Fortune plums, Granny Smith apples, Blackboy peaches, Goldmine nectarines and Starkrimson pears.