Sunday, 19 November 2017

November 4th Week

According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 9 tasks this week :

1) Lift and Store Swede Turnips. -
2) Clear Artichokes. -
3) Examine Clamps. -
4) Examine Onions and Shallots.-
5) Clear Mushrooms. -
6) Pick Kale. -
7) Examine Grease Bands. -
8) Raise Carrots. -
9) Complete Summer Compost Heap and Begin New One, -

Thursday, 16 November 2017

November 3rd Week

According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 7 tasks this week :

1) Treat Sour Soil. -
2) Collect Pea-Stakes. -
3) Lift Horse-Radish. -
4) Clear Herb Beds. -
5) Use Cauliflower and Broccoli. -
6) Prune Fruit Trees. -
7) Clean Up. -

November 2nd Week

According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 8 tasks this week :

1) Use and Store Artichokes. -
2) Gather Sprouts. -
3) Keep Forcing Rhubarb. -
4) Protect Broccoli. -
5) Finish Root-Pruning. -
6) Continue Branch-Pruning. -
7) Sow Seeds. -
8) Look to Stores. -

November 1st Week





According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 6 tasks this week :

1) Secure Clamps. - refers to the storage of harvested rootcrops outdoors.
2) Carry On Digging. - advises to dig the ground whilst the weather is "open". On my allotment, with the amount of rain since August, the ground is quite heavy.
3) Care of Soil in Frames. - watch out for algae, break this with a pointed stick.
4) Sow Peas. - sow round podded peas. In 1945 he advised the variety "Blue Bird"
5) Sow Broad Beans and Onions. - 
6) Fruit Tree Branches. - Prune by removing dead branches, crowded branches and if two branches cross, remove one.

October 4th Week

According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 7 tasks this week :

1) Retard and Force Rhubarb. -
2) Nurse Parsley. -
3) Plant Fruit Trees. -
4) Manuring. -
5) Sow and Plant. -
6) Prune Fruit. -
7) Ventilate Cauliflowers in Frames; Examine Fruit in Store.

October 3rd Week

According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 8 tasks this week :

1) Order of Using Vegetables. -
2) Prepare Potting Composts. -
3) Clean Outside Greenhouse. -
4) Make Fruit Plan. -
5) How to Destroy Red Spider. -
6) Protect Carrots. -
7) Earth-up Celery. -
8) Take Dead Leaves from Rhubarb; Plant Late Coleworts in South; Prune and Tie-in Blackberries. -

October 2nd Week

According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 10 tasks this week :

1) Earth-up Leeks. -
2) Cut Down and Weed Asparagus. -
3) Begin Digging. -
4) Attend to Cabbage, Sprouts, Cauliflowers. -
5) Plant Lettuce in Greenhouse. -
6) Transplant Fruit. -
7) Store Apples. -
8) Grease-Banding Tips. -
9) Lift and Store Salsify and Scorzonera; Store Unused Garlic; Sort and Clean Shallots.
10) Encourage Fruit Trees.

October 1st Week

According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 10 tasks this week :

1) Store Pea Sticks. -
2) Get Stocks of Lime and Fertilizer. -
3) Lift Root Crops. -
4) Earth-up Winter Greens and Celery. -
5) Protect Endive. -
6) Good-bye to Tomatoes. -
7) Clean Out Greenhouse. -
8) Look to Raspberries and Strawberries. -
9) Store Fruit. -
10) Cut Parsley for Drying; Do Not Delay Grease-Banding Fruit Trees.

September 5th Week

According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 13 tasks this week :

1) Lift and Store Chicory and Celeriac. -
2) Prepare Pea-Seed; Harvest Haricots. -
3) Begin the Big Clean Up. -
4) Bring in Tomatoes. -
5) Maintain Salads. -
6) Lift Radish; Feed Broccoli. -
7) Finish Outdoor Peas. -
8) Harvest Swedes. -
9)  Prepare Leeks for Seed. -
10) Harvest Fruit; Hoe. -
11) Order Fruit. -
12) Put in Cuttings. -
13) Prune Fruit. -

2018:

September 4th Week

According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 10 tasks this week :

1) Harvest Home. -
2) Store Onions. -
3) Lift and Store Potatoes. -
4) Fill Blanks. -
5) Prick Cauliflowers. -
6) Gather Tomato Seed. -
7) War Against Caterpillars. -
8) Grease Bands Around Trees. -
9) Pick Fruit ; Root-Prune Trees. -
10) Put Cloches over Lettuce and Endive growing outside; Blanch Endive to keep up supply; Begin Sowing Mustard and Cress inside at Fortnightly Intervals.

2018 :

September 3rd Week

According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 11 tasks this week :

1) Lift Potatoes. -
2) Build-up Compost. -
3) Plant Out Cabbage. -
4) Lift and Store Carrots. -
5) Earth-up and Protect Celery. -
6) If Frost Comes. -
7) Ripen Outdoor Tomatoes. -
8) Work with the Hoe. -
9) Lift Onions. -
10) Prepare for Wall Fruit Planting. -
11) Order Manure. -

2018:

September 2nd Week

According to My Middleton in Dig On For Victory we have 9 tasks this week :

1) Sow Cauliflowers Under Cloches. -
2) Advance Tomatoes. -
3) Harvest Onions. -
4) Lift and Store Carrots. -
5) Plant Out and Sow Lettuce. -
6) Gather Peas and Haricots for Drying. -
7) Thin Out and Blanch Endive. -
8) Prepare for Fruit Planting. -
9) Thin Spinach. -