OctoberWe’re into the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, the days are getting shorter and there’s definitely a bit of a nip in the air! October is one of the most beautiful months of the year, but it’s also a busy one for gardeners as it’s time to start the ‘Big Clear Up’ ready for the winter months. You’ll be harvesting like mad on the veg plot thanks to a late autumn glut of squashes, greens and onions, so it’s time to make a bit of extra space in the freezer or break out the pickling jars. There’s also plenty of preparation to be done for next year.

  • Consider planting garlic bulbs, onions can also be planted during October and November.
  • Lift and store root crops such as carrots, beetroot and potatoes.
  • Cut down asparagus to near ground level.