Month by month guide to an edible school garden- autumn term

Information sheet

Use this simple guide to plan your edible school garden

  • School term: Early Autumn, Late Autumn
  • Level of experience: No experience needed
  • Subject(s):

 

September

October

November

December

Sow /plant

Radish, spinach, hardy winter lettuce, salad leaves, onion sets, strawberry runners, green manures.

Onion sets, garlic, peas, broad beans, hardy winter lettuce, strawberry runners.

Garlic, broad beans and autumn raspberry canes.

Indoors only; mustard, cress and micro greens.

Harvest

Squash, pumpkin, French beans, carrots, leeks, onions, peas, main-crop potatoes, radish, spinach, chard, lettuce, garlic tomatoes, raspberries.

Squash, pumpkin, French beans, carrots, leeks, peas, main-crop potatoes, radish, spinach, chard, lettuce, tomatoes, raspberries.

Lettuce (if protected), leeks, carrots, spinach.

Lettuce, leeks, chard.

Other jobs

Prepare soil, add compost. Protect crops from frost. Pot up strawberry runners.

Protect crops from frost, mulch bare soil, order strawberry runners, prepare soil and add compost.

Dig soil if conditions allow. Plant fruit trees and bushes, cut autumn raspberry canes to ground level. Collect leaves to make leaf compost.

Dig soil if conditions allow. Plant fruit trees and bushes, cut autumn raspberry canes to ground level. Collect leaves to make leaf compost.

 
 
 

 

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