What to do on the allotment in September

Garden in autumnSeptember is the time to harvest fruit such as apples, pears and plums, autumn raspberries and strawberries.

It is also an excellent time to consider what has done well for you over the past season and what has done badly. This allows you to consider your growing plans for next year with the knowledge gained.

As you harvest crops, keep an eye open for material to compost and give the compost heaps a good working over, turning and topping up.

Lots of good advice can be found here and also here – but also remember that care of the poly tunnel continues too for those of you who have invested in one.

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