Vegetable Gardening

End of Season Trimming

Anonymous added on July 2, 2015 | Answered

This is my first year of growing. Everything is in tubs. I have peas, strawberries, courgettes, tomatoes all growing fairly well, but I'm not sure what has to be done with them as the winter closes in. Leave them, prune them down, or dig them into the soil? I don't want to be destroying plants that would otherwise be around next year. Please help, thanks.

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Answered on July 3, 2015

Well the peas, courgettes (zucchini), and tomatoes can simply be pulled up at end of the season. These plants will not return and must be replanted each year. Your strawberries can be cut back in late autumn. Here is an article on winterizing them that may also help:

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