What to plant in October?
Sowing and Planting in the vegetable garden
October is the ideal month for the sowing and the planting of the following: chard, carrot, tenderstem, chicory, bread beans, lettuce, peas, parsley, wild radish, radish, rocket, spinach, valerian.
You can plant: le asparagus roots and spring onions and bulbs
Sowing and Planting in the garden
In the seedbed, kept in a warm environment or under glass, you can sow:alisso, high snapdragon, bellflower, gazania. In October they are sown and planted: calendula, celosia, centaurea, elicriso, godetia, gypsophila, larkspur.
During this autumn month, bulbs and rhizomes , of the following, are planted: allium, anemones, arum, brodiaea, calla lilies, chionodoxa, cyclamen, crocus, eranthis, eremurus, freesias, fritillary, galanthus, ixia, hyacinth, madonna lily, Iris Hollandica, leucojum, muscari, daffodils, oxalis, puschkinia, buttercups, scilla, tulips.
October is also the ideal month for planting indoor bulbs in pots or in water: amaryllis, hyacinth, sweet potato, rose von Jerico.
Harvesting of vegetables
In the vegetable garden, in October, can be harvested: basil, beet, chard, broccoli, thistle, carrot, cabbage, savoy cabbage, Chinese cabbage , kohlrabi, cauliflower, cucumber, chicory, curly and escarole endivies, lettuce, beans, tomato, leek, parsley, radish, wild radish, pumpking, zucchini.
Chores in the vegetable garden and in the garden
October is still a useful month to plant a new lawn , collect leaves, needles and everything else that can remain on the lawn to avoid damage to the turf.
Treatments for the lawn
Treatments for the vine
In October, we are in the phase of ripening of the grapes . It is good to treat the vine against fungal diseases (Peronospora).
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Chores in the vineyard
In October, the harvest of the later grape varieties such as Sangiovese is completed. Choose Malvasia and Trebbiano for the vinsanto and place them on racks in a cool and dry place.
Chores in the cellar
The cellarman must continue with the vinification operations: he must carry out the first racking after 8-10 days of fermentation, he must gently press the marc so as not to macerate it too much and not to cloud the wine. Finally, remember to “sfecciare” (remove the dregs) the wine at the right time to avoid bad smells transmitted to the new wine; therefore, it is necessary to proceed with repeated decanting to gradually separate all the lees.