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Vegetable Planner: A Guide to Sowing & Harvesting Vegetables

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By Geoff Hodge, Botanical Expert (BSc, MCIHort)
The Seasonal Vegetable Planner

Want to grow your own vegetables, but don't know when to start sowing and harvesting your crops? Then here's our handy Guide to Sowing & Harvesting Vegetables.

When To Plant Vegetables

It's important to sow your vegetable crops at the right time of year – whether it's directly outside in the ground or indoors with heat – and to harvest them at the right time, when they're at the peak of their tenderness and taste.

(click on a crop for detailed growing information)

SO
Sow outside
(direct into prepared garden soil)
SI
Sow inside
(on a window sill, unheated greenhouse, coldframe)
M
Move outside
(when conditions are favourable)
H
Harvest
(when ready)

 

Click on a crop for more info J F M A M J J A S O N D J F
Beans – broad   SO SO     H H H            
BeansFrench       SI SO
SI
M
SO SO
H
H H H        
BeansRunner       SI SO
SI
M
SO SO
H
H H H        
Beetroot       SO SO SO SO
H
H H H        
Sprouting broccoli         SO SO             H H
Brussels sprouts     SO SO           H H H H H
Cabbage
(Summer/Autumn)
SI SI SO
SI
M
SO
M
    H H H H H      
Cabbage
(Winter)
        SO SO       H H H H H
Carrots     SO SO SO SO
H
SO
H
H H H H      
Leek     SO SO M M     H H H H H H
Lettuce     SO SO SO SO SO
H
SO
H
H H        
Marrow, Corguette, Squash     SI SI SO
M
  H H H H        
Onions, Garlic     S0 SO       H H H        
Parsnips     SO SO           H H H H H
Peas       SO SO SO
H
SO
H
H H H        
Potatoes     SO SO   H H H H          
Radish     SO SO SO
H
SO
H
SO
H
SO
H
SO
H
H        
Shallot     SO SO     H H            
Spinach     SO SO SO SO
H
H H H H        
Sweetcorn       SI SO
SI
M
SO   H H          
Tomato
(Outdoors)
      SI SI
M
M   H H H        

 

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* This vegetable planner has been created as a guide and does not take into account regional, or seasonal, weather variations. Ensure that the risk of frost and cold weather has passed before planting/sowing any frost-sensitive crops.

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