Jobs on the plot

Winter is the time for pruning currant bushes, removing old growth as the fruits form on young fresh shoots. Leave piles of prunings around the plot as wildlife habitats.

Prune grape vines to reduce the main stem and side shoots – see the next chapter for more details.

Clear out and clean the greenhouse.

Cut Jerusalem artichokes down to ground level and compost the stalks.

Cut down globe artichoke plants and mulch the crowns.

Fresh from the plot

Apples

Artichoke, Jerusalem

Beetroot

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Chinese cabbage

Grapes

Kale

Leeks

Parsnips

Spinach, chard

Swede
Turnips

What to store or process

Artichoke, Jerusalem

Celeriac

Parsnips

Swede