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October Gardening Checklist

๐ŸŽƒ Taking the scare out of taking care of your garden

โœ”๏ธ Plant Garlic & Shallots (Pointy end up!)

โœ”๏ธ Rake up fallen leaves to use as mulch or compost

โœ”๏ธ Weed, weed, weed to catch those winter annuals early

โœ”๏ธ Check forecast for frost and protect tree ferns, asters etc. with fabric


โœ”๏ธ Harvest the last of beans, courgettes, pumpkins and store/preserve herbs

โœ”๏ธ Sow a green manure to improve your soil. And get your soil tested!

โœ”๏ธ Remove saucers and raise pots to avoid waterlogging over winter

โœ”๏ธ Empty summer pots for compost


โœ”๏ธ Apply Autumn lawn feed to revive your grass


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