The vegetable garden is still full of life, with plenty left to harvest and lots of seeds to sow for early crops next year.
Sowing, Planting and Transplanting
- Early fall: sow under cover Asian salad leaves, Japanese onions, spinach, Swiss chard; transplant spring cabbages.
- Mid-fall: sow calabrese, carrots, fava beans, peas.
- Late fall: sow fava beans, hardy lettuce; plant garlic cloves.
- Early fall: beets, carrots, chili peppers, cucumbers, French and runner beans, peppers, maincrop potatoes, salad leaves, sweet corn, tomatoes, winter squash.
- Mid-fall: cabbages, carrots, maincrop potatoes, salad leaves, tomatoes, turnips.
- Late fall: cabbages, herbs, kale, leeks, parsnips, salad leaves.
- Tidy up the garden, removing all annual, non-seeding weeds and spent crop plants to the compost pile.
- Cure squashes so they store well.
- Wash shading paint from greenhouse glass.
- Remove lower leaves of tomato plants to help the last fruits ripen.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007