Jobs for December

December is a great month to finish tidying, tackle repairs to structures and generally plan and look forward to the coming growing season! Some jobs for December: Spread a thick layer of well-rotted manure or fresh compost on empty beds - feed your soil! Harvest Brussels sprouts from the bottom up Harvest parsnips after a hard … Continue reading Jobs for December

Jobs for November

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Fading light conditions can make time for the garden almost impossible if you're busy, now is the time to get motivated to put the garden to bed for the winter. However, there are planting possibilities for milder areas of the UK to be getting on with. It's well worth removing weeds and spreading manure or organic … Continue reading Jobs for November

Jobs for October

Clocks go back, days are drawing in quick and the threat of the first frost looms. Cold biting winds, falling leaves and dreary weather are signalling the end of the gardening year, take a moment to look around you and marvel at October's autumn colour palette. It sure is beautiful, especially when the sun shines. There are still … Continue reading Jobs for October

Jobs for September

Summer is holding on by a thread and nights are definitely drawing in. There's still plenty to harvest this month including beans and courgettes, autumn raspberries and other berries should be plentiful too. Pumpkins should be swelling nicely, deepening in colour ready for harvesting from next month onwards. Some jobs for September: Keep picking courgettes, aim to get them small before … Continue reading Jobs for September

Jobs for August

All the hard work is starting to pay off, the vegetable garden is producing plenty to take back to the kitchen. Beans and courgettes will need picking daily; blanche and freeze beans to avoid a glut or waste, try to pick courgettes before they become too big and watery. As space becomes available, over wintering crops such as leek, … Continue reading Jobs for August