Keep an eye out for asparagus beetles, and pick them off by hand.
Watch for the small holes flea beetles make on brassica seedlings. Water plants well to help them continue growing despite the pest damage.
Protect carrots with insect-proof mesh to prevent carrot root fly.
Slugs pose a threat, and slug controls are necessary now, as always.
Protect brassicas and peas from pigeons.
Pick yellowing leaves off brassicas promptly, to prevent spread of grey mould and brassica downy mildew.
Deal with apple sawfly and capsid bug and prevent blossom wilt if it struck last year.
Put up codling moth traps in apple trees.
Look out for spur blight, cane spot and cane blight on raspberries, blackberries and hybrid berries.
Put bird protection in place for all soft fruit.
Deal with raspberry leaf and bud mite and raspberry rust from now on.
Keep on top of weed control and continue through to summer.
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