Vegetable beds and allotments are now overflowing with organic fruit and vegetables to harvest. Flower beds need dead-heading and perennials need planting. Harvest time is here. Enjoy!
Crops need to be well watered, especially onions, so make sure you keep emptying the water butt (if we get any rain to fill it!!) and turn on the sprinkler. Be mindful of potential hose-pipe bans due to the lack of rain recently.
Keep earthing up main crop potatoes
Plant leeks and continue to sow salad crops. Add some of our slow release fertiliser to guarantee they have the nutrients they need to get a good start and throughout the autumn.
Continue to remove side shoots from tomatoes and feed weekly with our concentrated liquid organic fertiliser
Watch out for pests, and spray with a home made spray or a strong jet of water from the hose pipe
Keep harvesting your veg! Peas, french beans, runner beans, carrots, beetroot, peas, mangetout, onions, potatoes, courgettes, tomatoes, cucumbers, swiss chard, spinach………
Water pots, containers and hanging baskets daily, twice a day when its hot. Give a weekly feed with organic fertiliser to top up the supply of nutrients and trace elements that they need.
Shake the sweetcorn when the flowers open to release the pollen and help pollination
Remove butterfly eggs and caterpillars from your brassicas
Cut summer fruiting raspberry canes down to soil level and tie in autumn fruiting raspberries
Peg down any strawberry runners that your current plants are sending out. Cut off from the mother plant once they have grown roots. You should replace plants every 3 to 4 years to keep up your supply of strawberries, and establishing runners means you can do this naturally.
Prune stone fruit trees – plum, damson, apricot, nectarine and peach
Support melons and reduce to just 4 melons per plant
Thin out grapes removing about a quarter of grapes per bunch
Dead head roses and spray regularly for pests
Plant perennials and shrubs with some of our Soil Conditioner mixed in to the soil to give them slow release organic nutrients and trace elements.
Prune wisteria new shoots back to 5 buds to encourage flowers next year
Climbers like Clematis and Honeysuckle can be planted
Houseplants will be enjoying the sunny weather, so make sure you are watering and misting regularly and give them a weekly feed with our organic fertiliser