October / November on Your Plot
Move or plant trees
Check tree ties
Blackberry family – most varieties - tie in new growth to fruit next year and prune out fruited growth – although you could leave some if new growth is scarce
Sow over-winter broad beans at end October (Aquadulce Claudia is recommended)
Sow over-winter peas (such as Meteor and Douce Provence)
Plant spring cabbages (plant deep with lowest leaves at ground level)
Support and earth up Brussels sprouts to avoid wind damage
Cover cleared ground with manure or compost – or sow green manures
Plant over-winter onion and shallot sets and garlic
Finish planting over-winter salad crops
Cut down asparagus foliage as soon as it turns yellow - and apply mulch
Do formative pruning of apples, pears and other tree fruits – but not stone fruits such as cherries and plums.
Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks
Remove yellowing leaves on Brussels sprouts to prevent grey mould from becoming troublesome.
Reduce the spread and the overwintering of disease and pests by removing all plant debris
Mulch under fruit trees and bushes with either garden compost, woodchip or bark chippings.
Plant spinach seedlings.