- Plant out spring cabbages if not already done. Remember to net them for protection from pigeons.
- Finish planting autumn onion sets for a crop in early to mid-summer next year.
- Green manures can still be sown until the middle of the month.
- Plant garlic cloves.
- Cut back asparagus foliage if not already done last month. Take care of the spines, and give the plants some mulch afterwards.
- Plant cranberries and lingonberries.
- Take cuttings of blueberries, currants and gooseberries and dig up rooted layers of black- and hybrid berries.
- Check stored apples regularly for rotting fruit and remove.
- Remove all plant debris from the vegetable patch or allotment, to reduce the spread and the overwintering of disease and pests.
- Flea beetle can still be a problem until the end of October.
- Keep an eye on Brussels sprouts, removing yellowing leaves to prevent grey mould from becoming troublesome.
These tips have been taken from the Royal Horticultural Society, Grow your own section. Full details can be seen at