Planting and Harvesting Schedule
The table below gives the planting and harvesting times for some of the popular vegetables. To add more crops to your growing schedule there is usually a guide on the seed packet. The dates can only be approximate due to differing conditions in your area. If the weather is cold or wet, or the soil is wet, the sowing will be delayed. Similarly harvesting may be affected later by the weather.
It may be helpful to arrange your seed packets in chronological order. A file box with monthly divisions would show when the seed should be sown. Harvesting time will become obvious in the garden as the crop matures, but the used packet could be moved to the relevant month. For crops such as potatoes or onions which are planted as tubers and 'sets', a card with the information on it could be used. An airtight container such as a lunch-box, would be best to keep the seed viable for longer. Storing it in the fridge would provide the cool, dry conditions that are ideal.
Vegetable Sow Indoors Sow Under Cloche Sow Outdoors Thin Transplant Harvest Broad Bean October in cooler places October or March/April May to September Broad Bean February in pots or modules when 7.5 to 10cm July to September Runner Bean April May to June July to October Beetroot April to June May to July June to September Broccoli April to May July/August April to May (next year) Savoy Cabbage March to April July/August January to March (next year) Carrot March to May May to June July to November (lift and store) Courgette April to May June July to October (pick at approx. 15cm) Kale April to May June to July November to April Leek March to April May to June October to April Lettuce February to October in modules March to September April to September as required When ready Spring Onions August to April January to October Onion sets March to April July to September (lift and store) Peas February to April when 5 to 7.5cm July to September Peas October or March (rounded)
April to June (wrinkled)
June to September Potatoes March to April July to October (lift and store)
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