While the main autumn harvest may be over, November brings the start of winter crops.
As well as harvesting larger crops like swedes, cabbages and cauliflowers, you can also both sow and harvest quick-growing winter veg like spinach and Japanese brassicas such as mizuna.
Take a look at five crops to harvest in November, below.
Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts are easy to grow. Let them sit through a few frosts before harvesting as this will produce a sweeter, nuttier flavour.
Endive is a leafy vegetable similar to chicory. Packed vitamins and fiber, endive is usually eaten in salads, soups or sautéed and added to dishes.
Autumn and winter cabbages
Varieties of autumn and winter cabbages, such as ‘Marner Large Red’ (pictured) can be harvested in November. Enjoy this versatile vegetable raw, cooked or preserved.
Veg cultivars to try
- Carrot ‘Flyaway’ – sweet flavour, excellent carrot fly resistance
- Carrot ‘Rondo’ – spherical, bitesize carrots, good for shallow soils
- Savoy cabbage ‘January King’ – extremely hardy, good earthy flavour
- Cabbage ‘F1 Kilazol’ – large, round heads, superb clubroot resistance
- Brussels sprout ‘Nelson’ – early maturing, lots of sweet sprouts
- Brussels sprout ‘Wellington’ – heavy cropper, sprouts have good nutty flavour