October

Tips

  • Sow over-wintering vegetables
  • Harvest pumpkins and squashes
  • Dig over the soil

What to grow

You can still sow onion sets ready for the Spring, winter lettuce and hardy peas.

Jobs to do

  • An exciting time if you love Halloween - your pumpkins should be ready for lifting and carving now! 

  • You may have other crops still going strong and possibly some tomatoes that need to be stored in order to ripen.

  • Now is a good time to have a good overhaul of the plot now that it's mostly harvested and you can dig over the soil, which will break down further over the winter months with frosts to help.

  • The nights will be drawing in and you may have some construction work and tidying up to do before the plot becomes potentially inaccessible over winter. It's worth having some fleece to hand for protection of more vulnerable plants as well.