Find out what to plant in October with our seasonal list of flowers, fruit, vegetables and seeds. These can be ordered now for sowing, growing and harvesting over the coming months!
Try sowing Crepis under cover in a cold greenhouse for earlier flowers next year.
Start Hollyhocks undercover now. Pot up and over-winter in a cold greenhouse or cold frame.
Sow sweet peas now and place them in a cold frame over winter for planting out in the spring.
Sow Aquilegia in a cold frame now and plant out next spring.
Oriental Poppies can be sown into pots now and placed in a cold frame over winter.
Try sowing Hellebore seeds now in pots in a cold frame. Germination can be slow so be patient!
Sow wildflower seeds directly in the ground now to attract bees and butterflies next year.
Sow cauliflower 'All the Year Round' and keep the plants in a cold frame until the spring.
Sow winter lettuce such as 'Arctic King' directly into the ground now. 'Winter Gem' can also be sown now for growing in an unheated greenhouse or cold frame.
Winter-hardy pea 'Meteor' can be direct sown now for cropping next spring.
Direct sow 'green manures' now on empty beds and plots to help increase your soil fertility naturally over winter.
Sow broad bean 'Aquadulce Claudia' outdoors now for the earliest crops next year.
Corn Salad (lamb's lettuce) is a fully hardy crop which can be sown now for cropping throughout the autumn and winter.
Plant autumn onion sets now for an early harvest next summer.
Plant out spring cabbages.
Plant out winter lettuces.