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This month heralds the start of a new season, as the nights drain and the temperatures drop. However, there’s still lots to enjoy and to keep you busy on the plot as you continue to harvest and make a few last sowings under cover. BARE SOIL Dig over bare areas of soil that have been left vacant by harvested crops. Consider sowing winter green manures SOW Overwintering turnips, onions, spinach, winter lettuces, and oriental vegetables should be sown now. PLANT Overwintering onion sets and garlic cloves are now ready to be planted FEEDING Continue to feed tomato plants, pumpkins, and other fruiting vegetables with a liquid feed that is high in potassium to increase colour and flavour LIFT UP Ripening pumpkins and squashes should be lifted off the soil and placed on a patio slab or straw to prevent them rotting HARVEST Autumn raspberries should now be ready for harvesting. Early apples and pears will also be ready for picking
Some youtube guides for running a sucessful allotment