Gardening

September to December, gardener's calendar


If fall is still a harvest season, it is also a good time to clean your vegetable garden and prepare it for future spring crops.

Before winter rest ...

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  • November lunar calendar
  • December lunar calendar

September: the month of plenty

After a great summer, September is the month of plenty. Tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants, peppers and all varieties of beans give mass.

Take advantage of this windfall to prepare canned ratatouille or tomatoes that will enhance your winter dishes.

Freeze your surplus green beans and dry the beans by hanging your plants upside down in a ventilated place.

Continue your radish seedlings if you like to eat them in the fall. Continue to sow lamb's lettuce to meet your winter salad needs. If you've made room by removing green bean plants, you can install spinach for the end of winter. There is still time to plant the last leeks in soil enriched with compost: they will be ready to eat in the spring.

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October: the big cleaning

In October, pull up the last tomato plants with their fruits and hang them, roots in the air, in a bright, airy room at a temperature above 20 ° C to let them ripen quietly. Pull out those that no longer give, as well as the bean, zucchini and eggplant plants. Shred them if they are healthy and mulch the free spaces with these shreds to which you can add those from your ornamental plants.

Spread linen flakes on the leeks, this litter will prevent the soil from freezing and will make it easier to pull up.

Sow lentils, chickpeas, broad beans and round peas in the ground. Under frame or tunnel, you can sow carrots for a spring harvest, and head cabbages to plant them in November. There is still time to plant your strawberries. Cover them with 10 cm of buckwheat shavings, this will make them a humus and will save you the chore of hoeing.

Force the endives in the cellar or silo, cut the asparagus flush.

Cut off the mint and rosemary and plant immediately in the ground. Divide the perennial savory, lemon balm, chives and replant them immediately. Plant the white garlic and the gray shallot.

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November: plant trees!

The best time to plant trees is the end of autumn: the roots take advantage of the winter rains to settle well in the soil, guaranteeing good recovery.

In the vegetable garden, continue the sowing initiated in October and sow the lettuce under shelter. Pull up the tomato plants left in the vegetable garden and incinerate them. Divide the rhubarb. Harvest carrots, beets and turnips if you can store them in silos or in a sheltered, well-ventilated place. If you live in an area with mild winters, you can leave them in the ground.

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December: last protections before winter

Transplant lettuce sown the previous month. Protect the last vegetables to be harvested by stretching plastic tunnels. Spread straw around your artichoke stems.

In areas with a mild climate, you can plant garlic, yellow onion, and shallot (regular gray or Jersey rose). Sprout the potato seeds.

Completely cover the loose beds with mulch or with opaque plastic sheeting which will slow down the growth of unwanted weeds and protect the soil from driving rains. In the spring, you will remove these protections as and when you need them.

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M.-C. H.


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