Bob’s top tips for the week

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

1 Store root veg­eta­bles such as new pota­toes, car­rots and beet­roots in a box of slightly damp sand to keep them al­most fresh un­til Christ­mas.

2 Leeks need to be kept con­stantly moist, so make a trough along­side them and fill it at least twice a week.

3 Sow bi­en­ni­als now, be­fore it’s too late! Time is tick­ing for fox­gloves, Can­ter­bury bells, stocks, hol­ly­hocks (pic­tured), wall­flow­ers, hon­esty, sweet rocket and teasels.

4 Sow spring cabbages, giv­ing them plenty of space and wa­ter to en­sure you have healthy plants you can plant out later to over­win­ter.

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