Gardening Tips – Preparing for September

By on May 8, 2017

We thought we would set out a monthly plan of tips for your garden so you can be prepared on a monthly basis and continue to enjoy your Eden.

Garden Tips

General

  • Believe it or not now is the time to stop pruning and fertilizing
  • Outdoors in – take in all the summer houseplants while the temperature is still normal which will allow an adjusting period ahead of winter.
  • You know the kindegarden song!  “Clean up, clean up everybody clean up” – clear the flower beds and cut back anything that has finished blooming or beginning to whither
  • Great tip is to take pictures of your love’s and dislikes so you have a record for planting the following season
  • If you have a compost heap – give it a good mix so that the nutrients can roam

Vegetables

  • We have a full veg garden here and are only now digging the potatoes, pulling the carrots, onions are up and late salad crop is nearing maturity
  • Your outdoor tomatoes should be ripe or starting to colour, keep an eye and pick as required – don’t leave too long!  Don’t forget green tomatoes can be used for chutney – so nothing goes to waste.  BBC Good Food recipe 
  • Pick herbs for freezing or drying – tip to come

Fruit

  • Clean up fallen fruit – just made a great chicken and plum dish from our plum harvest – I’ll share it again

Trees & Shrubs

  • Plant any remaining trees and shrubs. Keep well watered, if there isn’t sufficient rain, (doubtful that will be the problem!).

 

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