Start clearing autumn debris

Move evergreen shrubs and stop feeding trees and shrubs in containers

Divide overgrown perennials

Harvest marrows and the last of your courgettes

Lift the maincrop potatoes

Plant out spring cabbage and sow winter lettuce

Continue to harvest apples and pears

Pick autumn-fruiting raspberries


From “Gardening Through the Year” by Ian Spence

Cut down asparagus foliage

Harvest the last of the globe artichokes

Pick marrows, pumpkins and squashes – leave them to dry off and ripen before storing in a cool, dark place

Begin lifting root vegetables for storing – beetroot, carrots and turnips can be lifted and stored but parsnips are best left in the ground

Lift maincrop potatoes

Lift and dry onions

Sow a winter variety of lettuce

Plant garlic

Plant out spring cabbages sown last month

Earth up trench grown celery for the final time

Plant autumn onion sets


From “Gardening Through the Year” by Ian Spence