Remember to start drying herbs like hyssop, bay, sage and rosemary ready for winter months. They make great Christmas presents!
Pot up strawberry runners if your plants are less than three years’ old by cutting from the parent plant.
Lift any remaining onions and garlic to dry and store.
Prune harvested fruit bushes; make a goblet shape inside gooseberry, take two thirds off from blackcurrant.
Remove lower trusses from tomato plants as this allows more light and air around the plant and reduces the risk of fungal attack. Recently, someone said to me that some of their tomato leaves had turned black, if this has happened to your tomatoes, remove the leaves immediately and burn them. This sounds like the air bourne fungus, blight. Place a mirror or foil behind your plants to speed up the ripening process from the sun’s rays.
Sow spring cabbage; remember to cover with stakes and enviromesh to protect from cabbage white flies. Sow kohl rabi, winter lettuce, peas, radish and perpetual spinach.
Reduce your watering given to beetroot as their energy needs to focus on root swell rather than leaf growth.
If you’re growing pumpkins, place a tile or piece of wood underneath the fruit to protect from disease. If they are being grown upwards on a frame, you can cup and support the fruit with old net or even a hefty old bra! Tee hee.