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Keep harvesting root veg such as beetroot and carrotsOrder fruit trees and bushes for planting from late autumnFinish picking beans, but leave a few pods to ripen fully to save their seedClear away plants and fading foliage from old cropsPrune back
The practice of reducing the number of plants in a bed or container to provide more room for growth. In fruit production, to reduce the crop of fruitlets early on in order to produce larger fruits for harvest.
Watch Monty Don's step-by-step video guide to growing garlic in autumn, ready for harvesting in midsummer, with advice on planting depth, spacing and how to choose the best bulbs.OctoberMore advice on growing garlicRead Lila Das Gupta's blog
Finish summer pruning trained forms of apple and pear trees Harvest apples, pears, plums and gages as they ripenSave seeds from good varieties of beans, herbs and tomatoes that you've enjoyed this yearPot up herbs to use in winterPrune out fruited
Monty Don demonstrates how to plant out leeks without damaging their roots, offering advice on planting depths and watering frequency.summerMore video advice growing vegetablesPlanting out leek plugs.Growing courgettes.Harvesting carrots
Monty Don demonstrates how to plant out leek plants from plugs to grow smaller, more tender leeks.summerMore video advice on growing vegetablesPlanting out leeks.Growing carrots in a container.Growing early potatoes.Harvesting garlic.
Follow Monty Don's guide to planting onions, shallots and garlic, with tips on soil preparation, drainage and compost.springMore advice on growing alliumsRead Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing garlicHarvesting garlicPlanting out leeks
Monty Don demonstrates how to plant heritage variety shallots in a container, offering advice on drainage and planting depths.springMore advice on growing alliumsHow to harvest garlicGrowing onions and garlicPlanting out leeksTips on growing garlic
the ground level.Dig a trench, 30cm wide by 20cm deep, and part fill with soil down its length to make a mound 10cm high. Take the asparagus crowns and sit them 30cm apart on top of the mound, spreading the roots on either side. Cover the crowns with 5cm