5 quick jobs
1 Sow exhibition onions indoors in a heated propagator now, choosing a reliable showbench winner such as ‘Kelsae’.
2 Plan your crop rotations, especially if your plot was blighted by soil-borne pests (carrot fly) or diseases (club root) last year.
3 Erect supports for new cane and bush fruits. Vertical posts and horizontal wires are ideal for your raspberries and wall-trained bushes.
4 Re-use your plastic trays and pots – don’t landfill them. Dunk them in a diluted solution of Jeyes Fluid to kill off pathogens.
5 Pot up a few early potatoes under heated glass: a 3-18in (8-45cm) diameter pot is perfect. Choose a quick-tomature variety such as ‘Swift’.