Job of the Week
Tidy and prepare you Garden for the Year
Whilst your garden lies mostly dormant at this time of year, it’s the perfect time to tidy your space and get prepared for the growing season ahead. Look around your garden and see what needs to be done.
Clear your paths, patio, raised beds and any seating areas of soggy leaves, algae, and moss. Safely check your gutters to ensure they’re not clogged with fallen leaves or other debris. Trim back your ivy or any other climbers that may have outgrown their space.
You can use this time to organise and clean your greenhouse or shed. Clean off any winter debris from the exterior and have a clear out inside too. If you have any empty containers give them a clean too to get them ready for your spring planting.
Finally, once the tidying is done, sprinkle some all-purpose fertiliser under your hedges and shrubs so they’re fed before the spring, ready to flower.
Time to Harvest
If you planted out your winter cabbages in July now is the perfect time to harvest them. Between November and March you will notice these hardy ball headed veg will be ready for you to pick. Use a sharp knife to cut through the stem and cut a 1cm cross in the stump to get a second crop of smaller cabbages.