Post: It’s October!


It’s October and here are some jobs you can be doing with the kids during the October holidays:-

– Prepare the ground for potatoes and carrots for next spring. Add lots of compost, well rotted manure or other organic matter;

– Plant onions setts and leeks for harvest next year;

– Plant winter brassicas such as broccoli and Brussel sprouts for harvest in early spring or over the winter;

– Sow hardy varieties of peas to overwinter for an early crop next year;

– Protect summer lettuce and radish with fleece until they are ready to harvest;

– Harvest the last of your summer vegetables.

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