Tips fo September 2018

September 3, 2018 3:27 pm Published by

Sow green manures in vegetable beds that are to be left fallow for the winter.

Apply barrier glue or grease bands to fruit trees at the end of the month to deter winter moth.

Plant spring flowering bulbs (except tulips) by the end of the month.

Put netting over ponds before leaf fall gets under way.

Cut out the fruited canes of summer raspberries, blackberries, loganberries and tayberries. Leave the new green canes as they will crop next year.

In the glass house/poly tunnels sow herbs and salad leaves such as pea shoots, chard beetroot, oriental greens and rocket for quick growing crops.

Ensure carrots have insect mesh in place with no holes as carrot flies are most damaging in late summer to autumn.

At the end of the month cut down asparagus foliage.

Plant and net spring cabbage and spring greens (mid Sept to mid Oct).

Plant in pots prepared hyacinths for Christmas flowering.