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Sweet potato Start har­vest­ing tu­bers ( above) af­ter plants have been grow­ing for four months.

Dig up the en­tire crop now and store the tu­bers – ad­vis­able if you get heavy win­ter frosts – or leave tu­bers in the ground and har­vest as needed. Use a gar­den fork to loosen soil and ex­pose tu­bers.

Lime You can pick fruit when they change from dark to light green, right through un­til they are fully ripe and turn yel­low. Test early har­vests by giv­ing the fruit a gen­tle squeeze – they should give slightly. Use se­ca­teurs to clip fruit from the tree.

Spring onion Har­vest whole onions when they look big enough to use. Pull them out, shake off the soil and trim off the roots. If you don’t need the sweet white sec­tion at the base, use scis­sors to trim off the tops at ground level, and the plants will re­grow.

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