Garden Tasks for October

There is still plenty to do in the garden come October and not just cleaning it up. Here is a great list from Delia’s Kitchen Garden book.

Clean: Green house or cold frame (if you are lucky enough to have one)

Dig: next Year’s runner bean trench

Harvest: eggplant, beet root, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, leeks, mustard spinach, rocket (arugula, pak choi, parsnips, pumpkin, raspberries, sweet pepper, tomatoes.

Plant: rhubarb (this is a good time to split large plants)

Protect: autumn/winter salad mix, broad bean, lettuce, peas, radicchio, rocket, spring onions

Sow: broad beans, garlic peas

pumpkin

Pumpkins ready for harvest

Here is a link to Pumpkin Soup recipe that will use carrots, onions and pumpkins for your garden

http://www.mom-mom.com/curried_pumpkin_soup.htm

And here is a link to a brussel sprout recipe. I have never tried this one but people are raving about it. I find the trick to yummy brussel sprout is NOT over cooking them. Roasting them in the oven brings out their sweetness.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Kielbasa-with-Brussels-Sprouts-in-Mustard-Cream-Sauce/Detail.aspx

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