Pull up roots and spuds this month


It’s worth pulling up any remaining beetroot and carrots this month and digging up any last potatoes. They all store well, so it’s best not to leave them in the ground for slugs to eat or to rot in the soggy autumn soil.

To store them, simply pop them in a crate of slightly dampened sand in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight and pull them out as you wish to cook them. Alternatively, you can keep them in a brown paper sack or a hessian bag. Again, make sure it’s out of sunlight and somewhere cool and dry.

When you dig up your potatoes it pays to be thorough and make sure they’re all out of the ground as any left in the soil are likely to rot or spread disease.