The VEGGIE garden
Mulch strawberries with compost once the fruit has been harvested; feed with 2:3:2 or 2:3:4 to stimulate growth.
Feed citrus trees with 3:1:5 or similar fertiliser. If the leaves are yellowing, sprinkle Epsom salts around the drip line and foliar feed with trace elements.
Harvest beans every few days to stimulate production. Feed with 6:3:4 fertiliser. Sow seeds of another batch of bush beans.
If shop-bought sweet potatoes have
started growing shoots (pictured), plant them out in a sunny spot, or container where they can spread.
Water tomatoes early in the morning so they can dry off before nightfall to minimise outbreaks of blight. This also reduces the risk of mildew on cucumbers, squash and pumpkins.
Once the flowers on potatoes have faded, harvest baby potatoes or leave them a while longer if you want large tubers.
To catch fruit flies on cucumbers, marrows, melons, pumpkins and fruit trees, place half a glass of apple cider vinegar mixed with two drops of green dishwashing liquid among the leaves.
Keep grapes well-watered as the fruit swells.