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Property: Gardening: TOP TIPS.

1 Delay sowing cold-sensitive plants such as turnips, endive and Swiss chard, until temperatures are more stable.

2 Raise early crops of onions and beetroot in modules in a greenhouse and plant out when temperatures are warmer.

3 Continue to water hanging baskets and window boxes more than once a day in hot, dry weather.

4 Harvest fruit and vegetables when they are ripe.

5 Harvest culinary herbs to freeze or dry for winter use.

6 Disbud dahlias, as required.

7 Remove the growing tips from greenhouse tomatoes by the middle of the month, to encourage the fruit to develop.

8 Take last cuttings from pinks.

9 Plant new summer varieties of strawberries.

10 Collect and dry seeds of dill, fennel, chives and other herbs as they ripen. They can be resown immediately in seed drills if you want to expand the stock. Alternatively, they are useful for flavouring.
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