What to do this Month – November
- Parsnips can be left in the ground until needed, or lifted and then buried in a shallow trench for easy access when needed. They taste better when frosted.
- Celeriac can also be left in the ground for a bit, but do protect them from the cold with a thick mulch of straw, bracken, or other suitable material.
- Stake any Brussels sprouts stalks that look leggy and vulnerable to wind rock.
- Dig over, incorporating well-rotted organic matter if available and weed vacant areas of the vegetable plot.
- Now is a good time to get ahead and prepare new asparagus beds for planting up in the spring.
- Take delivery of and plant new fruit trees and bushes. Don’t plant if the ground is frosted or too wet.
- Thin out congested spurs on restricted fruit trees.
- Prune apples, pears, quinces and medlars.
- Prune red and white currants and gooseberries.
These tips have been taken from the Royal Horticultural Society, Grow your own section. Full details can be seen at