I realise I haven't done a monthly 'What's Growing On' post for such a long time. Here we are in November, the kitchen garden a very different scene to my post back in March. Apart from the winter veg, most of the veg beds are tired. Gone are the fresh greens and flower buds of … Continue reading What’s Growing On In November?
The year is rolling along so quickly, it's hard to believe Christmas will be upon us next month. It's been a strange year (for me) as far as gardening goes, with the kitchen garden being so new there hasn't been much going on in the way of planting. Soft fruit bushes, rhubarb and herbs have been the main stars … Continue reading The First Seeds
Fading light conditions can make time for the garden almost impossible if you're busy, now is the time to get motivated to put the garden to bed for the winter. However, there are planting possibilities for milder areas of the UK to be getting on with. It's well worth removing weeds and spreading manure or organic … Continue reading Jobs for November
The mild weather continued this month, right up until last weekend when we saw the first real hard frost. Leaves of beautiful autumn colours are blowing around the garden, swirling in circles and settling in corners by the fences. Now is a good time to start the process of making leafmould. It's brilliant for improving soils or for use as a mulch and … Continue reading November in the Garden Smallholding