The Fruit Garden in October


Overview:


This can be quite a busy month in the fruit garden in terms of preparing for, and planting out, new fruit shrubs / trees.

The tasks listed below can be done at any time between now and Week 12/13 the following year; so to that end they do not necessarily require doing in the order listed.

In other words do them in the order that best suits your situation.


 

Week 40 - 30th Sep. to 5th Oct.


Prepare site for, and plant new Apple trees, Black / Red and White currants, and Gooseberry bushes.

Ditto Grape vines.

Prepare site for, and plant new Filberts & Hazlenuts.

Prune Black, Red and White currants if not done earlier in the season.

Mulch established Strawberry plants.

Prepare supports for new Blackberry, Loganberry, Raspberry, Tayberry plants.


 

Week 41 - 6th Oct. to 12th Oct.


Continue with the tasks listed above.


 

Week 42 - 13th Oct. to 19th Oct.


Prepare site for, and plant Blueberry, Billberry, and Cranberry cuttings, or purchased stock.

Prepare site for, and plant new Peach trees.

Feed Black / and White currants.


 

Week 43 - 20th Oct. to 26th Oct.


Continue with the tasks listed above.


 

Week 44 - 27th Oct. to 2nd Nov.


Prepare site for, and plant new Blackberry, Loganberry, Raspberry, and Tayberry canes.

Ditto Cherry trees.

Prune Gooseberry bushes if not done earlier in the season.


 

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