RAISED BED AND CONTAINER WEEKLY DIARY
WEEK 3 IN SEPTEMBER
Article by David Marks.
TOMATOES IN CONTAINERS AND GROW-BAGS
Remove any yellowing or diseased leaves. It's also a good idea to remove any leaves and stems which are touching or near to touching the earth. By doing this you will be encouraging the tomato plant to put more energy into producing tomatoes and at the same time reduce the likelihood of the transfer of disease in the soil.
OVER-WINTER RAISED BEDS
In some cooler areas of the UK now is the time when your raised bed growing is complete. Weed thoroughly and remove any dead or decaying debris. You may well also need to protect your raised beds from the attentions of cats looking for a toilet. To do this cover the raised bed with netting supported and tied to short stakes at the corners.
Containers and grow bags which are no longer producing cops should be emptied of compost, wash the pots and store them in dry conditions. Dispose of empty grow bags in the dustbin. The used compost can be spread round your garden beds if you have one or disposed of. Don’t save for next year’s containers or raised beds.
WATER WHEN NEEDED
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