You either dislike October or enjoy it. Your vegetable spot, or if you are fortunate vegetable garden, or as my late daddy in law called his small spot his 'farm' is now truly all set to get ready for next year's crops.
Proceed now, and clear all crops and dig uninhabited ground. Pea and bean haulm can go on the compost pile. I hope you have not been using among these simply awful plastic bean internet, since you will have a good time rescuing the internet from the beans, then that could be a complete day in itself. Next year use walking sticks and perhaps garden twine it is ecologically much better in addition to simpler!!
Plant out spring cabbage on tree pruning which can be inexpensive firm soil, and earth up leeks and celery for the last time.It is likewise time to cut your marrows and hang them in nets.Pick your tomatoes and let them end up ripening under cloches or on a sunny window-sill. You must continue to get rid of discoloured leaves from brassicas.
Your onions ought to have dried off enough by now to rope them and hang them in a cool location, then lastly hoe down the weeds between all growing crops.
Going back to the fruit trees and bushes. Wood cuttings (9-10 ins. long) of blackÂcurrants and gooseberries should be taken and placed 6 ins. deep in a sheltered position outdoors.Peaches should be sprayed at leaf fall with lime sulphur against leaf curl.All undesirable runners from strawberries must be eliminated, and recently planted runners must not be permitted to dry out.
Gardeners looking for a brand-new fruit tree ought to think about the quince that needs little attention and presents pretty pink flowers and lovely yellow pear-shaped fruit, that are such an addition to apple tart. Pleased in sun or semi-shade, it is self-fertile, and flowering late normally escapes the frost.