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As we Spring forward it’s important that we consider how to plan your Seasonal Vegetable Sowing Calendar for the growing season ahead. Professional gardeners will have spent much of the Winter anticipating the upcoming growing season and planning a vegetable sowing calendar often takes top priority!

Forward thinking aside it never hurts to have a gentle reminder of the season ahead and the following list of popular garden vegetables and their sowing times may be of assistance.

Early Spring

Direct sowings

Broad Beans

Calabrese

Early Carrots

Lettuce (fortnightly sowings)

Onions

Parsley

Parsnips

Peas (fortnightly sowings)

Radishes

Rocket

Salisfy

Scorzonera

Spinach

Spring Onions

Turnips

Greenhouse Sowings

Aubergines

Beetroot

Celeriac

Celery

Peppers

Chillies

Tomatoes

Basil

Late Spring

Direct sowings

Beetroot

Calabrese

Early Carrots

Lettuce (fortnightly sowings)

Onions

Parsley

Parsnips

Late Peas

Radishes

Rocket

Swedes

Spinach

Spring Onions

Turnips

Herbs

Greenhouse Sowings

Courgettes

Cucumber

French beans

Marrows

Melon

Pumpkin

Squash

Sweetcorn

Early Summer

Direct Sowing

Courgettes

Cucumber

French beans

Marrows

Melon

Pumpkin

Squash

Sweetcorn

Extra Sowings in cell trays for planting out as space allows.

French beans

Runner beans

Courgettes

Late Summer

Extra crops as space allows.

Beetroot

French beans

Kohl rabi

Radish

Winter salad

Turnips

Pak choi

Green manures

Autumn

Onion sets

Winter lettuce

spinach

Hardy peas

Broad beans

Garlic

Shallots

Green manure

Winter

Under glass

Broad beans

Brussels sprouts

early summer cabbage

Calabrese

Cauliflowers

Leeks

Onions

Peas

Radish

Shallots

Spinach

Turnip

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