Keep an eye out for asparagus beetles and their larvae.
Pinching out the top of broad beans once the lowest flowers have set will help prevent aphid attack.
Look out for flea beetles on brassicas.
Ward off carrot fly by covering plants with a fine woven plastic mesh like Enviromesh.
Slugs pose a threat, and slug controls are necessary now, as always.
Pick yellowing leaves off brassicas promptly to prevent spread of grey mould and brassica downy mildew.
Damping off of seedlings can be a problem both outside and in containers.
Deal with red spider mite, whitefly, codling moth and plum moth and raspberry beetle.
Net cherries against birds, keep protection in place for all soft fruit.
Look out for shothole on tree fruit, especially stone fruit, – a sign of possible disease infection.
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