What I’m Sowing and Growing in November

After a wet August and September October has been a pleasant surprise.  We’ve still had plenty of rain, but it’s been balanced by a reasonable amount of sunshine and I’ve certainly enjoyed plenty of time away from the allotments.

The plants have enjoyed the weather too and everything is now well established.  Every bed is now fully planted, except the broad bean, garlic and shallot beds that are waiting for to be planted in November.

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In summary then I have a good balance of planting this year.  Lots of mature plants for autumn harvests, plenty of new plantings that will be mature in winter and lots of young plants that will be planted out in winter for an early spring harvest.  It’s a good position to be in.  I’m also pleased to report that all of the fruit and veg for storage is now processed and in the garage and the preserves cupboard and freezer are full to bursting.

In the video I also spend a few minutes on the computer to show you the databases that I’m using to capture all of my knowledge about the 250+ varieties of fruit and veg that I grow and also the details of what I’m sowing.

Before we get to the video though you might like to check out my latest tour, which shows everything that’s growing.

October Allotment Tour

So finally we get to the video for November’s sowing and growing video:

What I’m Sowing and Growing in November

This video shows several databases that I’m using to manage my allotment this year.If you would like to find out more about these databases please take a look at the following video, and it’s associated description:

If you want to get a copy of the tools that I demonstrate in this video please click on this link and create an account.  Once you have an account then click on this link to browse all of my databases, if you want, you can take a copy of the databases to use for yourself.

If you want to download any of the following views to a spreadsheet you can clock ‘download CSV’ to get your own private copy, or use the web based database I’m using by watching the video above.

When looking at these databases please bear in mind that they are live views onto rapidly evolving data. The content and design is being constantly improved. If you want to look at snapshots and/or take your own copies, please look at the video above and it’s associated description.

Here’s a complete read-only view of the sowing log and varieties database with all of my data: https://airtable.com/shrzYBHUBoyDtSN1F

Here’s what I sowed in October!

Here’s what I’m planning to sow in November

For completeness here’s a view of my complete sowing database with all the details!

Watch out for the next video showing what I’m sowing in December, here’s a hint …. not much!

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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