If you've been growing throughout the summer, now is the time to start pulling out or cutting back a lot of the plants. Tomatoes, even still green, should be picked and you can ripen them at home in a dark cupboard.
Below is our straightforward guide to which fruit and veg you can plant in October, as well as which will be ready to harvest if you’re already growing.
For instructions and advice on how to grow fruit and veg in containers and small spaces, read our guide.
Sow outside directly into soil (containers, beds and borders will all work, whether in a garden or on a balcony).
Ready to harvest
If you already have crops growing, or if you’re just interested to know what’s in season, the fruit and veg usually ready to harvest in September are:
|French and beans||Garlic||Leeks||Lettuces|
|Runner beans||Shallots||Spinach||Spring onions|
|Summer squash||Swede||Sweetcorn||Sweet potatoes|