The harvest is now in full swing. This week I've some tips on how to store your produce and the crops you can still plant and sow! I'll also tell you how to improve your soil to stop nutrients being washed away over winter, and I've some great tips on keeping friendly bugs in your garden.
Rainbow coloured carrots ready for storage
Charlotte potato harvest
Sowing and planting
- Plant garlic cloves. Light, well-drained soil suit it best. For heavier soils, plant on a ridge that has had plenty of horticultural grit added. Split the bulbs into individual cloves and plant them 20 cm [8”] apart.
Garlic bulbs are split up to plant individual cloves
Composting and recycling
Get compost containers ready for the autumn clean up. Construct extra or purchase new ones before the leaves start to fall.
Shredders are very useful and can turn most trimmings and modest prunings into useful mulching material.
An electric plant prunings shredder
Caring for our wildlife
A large garden log pile for wildlife
A ladybird shelter for winter