Under Cover

  • Check your stores, remove any starting to rot before they infect others
  • Convert softening apples to puree or bottle them so they last longer
  • Convert softening onions to fried ones then freeze them in well sealed bags
  • Make sure all your edged tools such as shears, secateurs, spades and most importantly hoes are sharp, oiled and ready
  • Why not hire an electric grinder to put a really good edge on your tools, then do your friend’s tools too
  • Sort your seeds into batches of similar sowing time and write the labels ready
  • Put silica gel or similar ‘drying agent’ pouches (photographers and electrical spares stores have these) in with your seed packets to keep them drier