Time to dig out the fleeces and woolly hats again, but November on the allotment can be a lovely time of year. As the season slows down, it is a great opportunity to take stock of what went well and what went badly in the previous year and to learn from your experiences KITCHEN LEFTOVERS Remember to save your fruit and vegetable waste and peelings and add them to the compost heap PLANT Bare root fruit trees are best planted now while the soil is still warm from the summer to give them a better chance to establish. SOW Broad beans should be sown directly into the soil in mild areas or in modules under cover in cooler areas. COVER UP Overwintering brassicas should be covered with fleece to prevent pigeon damage HARVEST Winter squashes, pumpkins, late apple and pear varieties, leeks, and parsnips should be ready for harvesting. CLOCHE Any remaining root crops such as carrots, celeriac, turnips, and beetroot would benefit from having a cloche placed over them for a few weeks if you don’t intend to harvest them immediately. PRUNE Soft fruit bushes such as blackcurrants, blackberries, hybrid berries, redcurrrants, and gooseberries can be pruned from now until March DIVIDE Make sure to lift and divide over congested clumps of rhubarb. Replant in well-prepared soil with plenty of organic matter.