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This is an exciting month for gardeners. It becomes possible to spend longer outside, wildlife comes out from hibernation, and the garden feels as though it is starting to awaken fully from its winter slumber COVER UP Cover bare ground with weed fabric to warm up the ground prior to planting and to prevent weeds germinating BURY TUBERS Early potatoes can be planted in the ground now. Dig out a trench 25cm (10in) deep and plant tubers 30cm (12in) apart, then cover with soil PLANT Fruit trees can be planted now. Any later and they will need extra watering to get them established through any dry periods. WEATHER WATCH Watch out for frosts and be ready with a fleece to cover any vulnerable seedlings. BRIGHT STEMS Swiss chard and beet start to re-generate this month. Harvest their fresh leaves and young succulent stems. SOW UNDER COVER Chillies aubergines, tomatoes, cauliflower, and beetroot can now be sown under cover SOW OUTSIDE Carrots, parsnips, spinach, and lettuces should be sown outside now PRUNING Cut back all of the fruiting canes from the previous year’s autumn raspberries, Blueberries should have a third of their older wood removed.