Plant asparagus, garlic, onion and shallot sets.
Sow hardy peas and peas for shoots in salads, hardy lettuce, broad beans, cabbages, cauliflower, Mizuna, Pak choi, Rocket, Landcress, Perpetual spinach, Mustard leaf, Sorrel and Endive.
Divide and replant perennial herbs.
Harvest apples, pears, grapes and nuts. Pumpkins will be ready for harvesting towards the end of the month. When cutting your ripe pumpkins and squash off the plants for storing over winter, leave a few inches of stalk still attached – this helps prevent the crown rotting in storage so the fruits last longer. Don’t worry if you haven’t grown any pumpkins this year as we will have plenty available to purchase (from early October) and lots of scary Halloween props for a frightful night!
Clear away tender crops once the harvest slows and add them to the compost bin.
Overwintering green manures such as Winter tares, grazing rye and Italian ryegrass can be sown once the area is cleared and will produce abundant material by April.