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TOP JOBS FOR JANUARY

LOOK AFTER SPROUTING BROCCOLI

Check stakes and ties are still strong. Plants may have lost a lot of lower leaves in a hard winter, but if there is a good cluster at the top they can still produce an excellent crop.

BUY SEED POTATOES

Early varieties appear in shops this month. Buy while there is plenty of choice and before tubers have started to grow long, weak sprouts. Remove from bags and put to chit with the eye end upwards in a light, cool place.

FEED FRUIT TREES AND BUSHES

Dry feeds can take a few months to break down and become available for uptake by roots. Scatter a good organic feed, plus some powdered seaweed, in a

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