October — Gardener’s calendar

 
ROTATIONAL CROPS

CABBAGE FAMILY

(Cruciferae)
Sow in trays or pots: land cress (to mid-month); mustard greens (to mid-month); Oriental greens; rapini (to mid-month); rocket (to mid-month)

Sow in greenhouse or polytunnel: spring cauliflower

Sow direct: land cress (to mid-month); mustard greens (to mid-month); Oriental greens; rapini (to mid-month); rocket (to mid-month)

Harvest: broccoli; Brussels sprouts; Asturian tree cabbage; summer & winter cabbage; cauliflower; garden & land cress; kale; kohlrabi; mustard greens; Oriental greens; rapini; rocket; swede; turnip; turnip greens


AMARANTH/BEETROOT FAMILY

(Amaranthaceae)
Sow direct: winter spinach (to mid-month)

Harvest: grain amaranth (to mid-month); leaf amaranth; beetroot; chard & leaf beet; quinoa (to mid-month); spinach


ONION FAMILY

(Alliaceae)
Harvest: leeks; spring onions


PEA & BEAN FAMILY

(Leguminosae)
Sow direct: broad beans

Harvest: French beans (to mid-month)


CARROT FAMILY

(Umbelliferae)
Harvest: carrots; celery & celeriac; fennel; root parsley; parsnips


POTATO FAMILY

(Solanaceae)
Harvest: aubergine (to mid-month); chilli & sweet peppers; maincrop potatoes; tomatoes


MARROW FAMILY

(Cucurbitaceae)
Harvest: winter squash


SUNFLOWER FAMILY

(Asteraceae)
Sow in trays or pots: endive

Sow direct: winter lettuce

Harvest: endive; lettuce & winter lettuce; salsify; scorzonera


MISCELLANEOUS
Harvest: minutina; winter purslane

PERMANENT CROPS
TASKS