Still time for GYO in autumn
Want to know how to keep your garden productive during the winter months?
We often get asked about plants you can plant that are ready for harvesting during the autumn. There are several crops you can plant now, such as calibrese, purple sprouting broccoli, parsnips, rocket, garlic and of course Brussels sprouts, all of which will keep your garden productive well into the winter months.
Lots of people think that the growing season ends after harvest, but you can enjoy your veg plots and fruit cages throughout the autumn. Shorter daylight hours and colder conditions mean that you can leave crops in the ground for longer and harvest at will.
Baby cabbage and cauliflower are ideal for planting at this time of year, as they will reach maturity by early winter and planting soft fruits like strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants now will pay dividends into 2015, when you’ll be able to enjoy nibbling on what you’ve grown.
Apples, pears and plums will all take a little longer to grow, but these plants will still yield fantastic results if planted now.