Fresh from the excesses of Christmas, and with the urge to turn over a new leaf, now is a good time to get the garden ready for the season ahead!
December is another quiet month in the garden, when the bad weather is a good excuse to spend time indoors planning for next year.
There’s something nice about the idea that there’s not much to do in the garden in November.
If October starts warm it can provide a nice breathing space, to catch up late harvesting, saving seeds and generally getting the garden ready for the winter.
The weather can be lovely in September, allowing us to carry on harvesting summer crops, which can make it difficult to pull them up and make room for winter ones! We may be able to put off thinking about winter, but one fact we can’t escape is the shortening days.
Believe it or not, there are still plenty of seeds you can sow in August, for harvests from late summer through until the autumn.