Things you could be doing on your plot in November

Weather and ground conditions permitting of course

Cleaning of cold frames and greenhouses, a good wash down with a diluted  mild disinfectant is recommended.

 

NOW is the time to install Grease bands on all fruit trees to help  prevent insects, such as earwigs etc, laying eggs under the bark or in any fissures over the winter.

Tidy up Strawberry beds, remove any unwanted runners, pot up some of these for next year’s beds. It’s a good plan to cut back most of the old growth now. At least a severe trimming!

Designate a water butt to make up some liquid feed. Use a pourus sack (The kind seed potatoes usually come in) with a few shovels of farm yard manure, tie off the top and immerse it in the water butt- shake it up every few days. Dilute it by a few cupfulls in a watering can. It is particularly helpful on overwintering brassicas or just as a general feed. It will keep for a few months

 

Ensure sufficient  support for  plants like brassicas are in place to protect from the high winds expected over the winter months.

Plant “NEW DISEASE FREE” Raspberry canes to give them time to establish ready for next season, please ensure these are from an established reliable provider

Prune Blackurrant Gooseberry and any other soft fruit including Raspberry canes- bearing in mind autumn fruiting Raspberry canes fruit better on the previous years growth.

Cut out all dead-diseased wood from these fruit bushes- thin any stems that are crowding and or crossing other branches.

 Clear up any debris around fruit trees AND bushes

Generally where possible prepare for next season with manure and mulch on any bare ground.

Plant out next season’s Garlic bulbs

Things you could be doing on your plot in November

Weather and ground conditions permitting of course

Cleaning of cold frames and greenhouses, a good wash down with a diluted  mild disinfectant is recommended.

 

NOW is the time to install Grease bands on all fruit trees to help  prevent insects, such as earwigs etc, laying eggs under the bark or in any fissures over the winter.

Tidy up Strawberry beds, remove any unwanted runners, pot up some of these for next year’s beds. It’s a good plan to cut back most of the old growth now. At least a severe trimming!

Designate a water butt to make up some liquid feed. Use a pourus sack (The kind seed potatoes usually come in) with a few shovels of farm yard manure, tie off the top and immerse it in the water butt- shake it up every few days. Dilute it by a few cupfulls in a watering can. It is particularly helpful on overwintering brassicas or just as a general feed. It will keep for a few months

 

Ensure sufficient  support for  plants like brassicas are in place to protect from the high winds expected over the winter months.

Plant “NEW DISEASE FREE” Raspberry canes to give them time to establish ready for next season, please ensure these are from an established reliable provider

Prune Blackurrant Gooseberry and any other soft fruit including Raspberry canes- bearing in mind autumn fruiting Raspberry canes fruit better on the previous years growth.

Cut out all dead-diseased wood from these fruit bushes- thin any stems that are crowding and or crossing other branches.

 Clear up any debris around fruit trees AND bushes

Generally where possible prepare for next season with manure and mulch on any bare ground.

Plant out next season’s Garlic bulbs