grow your own:  month by month guide

 

To accompany our series of 'Grow Your Own' articles, which you can check out here, here is our handy month by month guide to what beautiful produce you can plant in your garden throughout the year, with a summary table included below:

 

January

 

Plant outdoors:

Bare rooted fruit trees (apple, pear, plum, fig)

Bare rooted fruit bushes (blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, gooseberry, raspberry)

Garlic

Shallots

February

 

Plant outdoors:

Bare rooted fruit trees (apple, pear, plum, fig)

Bare rooted fruit bushes (blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, gooseberry, raspberry)

Broad beans

Jerusalem artichokes

Peas

Shallots

March

 

Plant outdoors:

Asparagus

Bare rooted fruit trees (apple, pear, plum, fig)

Bare rooted fruit bushes (blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, gooseberry, raspberry)

Onion sets

Potatoes

Rosemary

Shallot sets

Thyme

 

Sow outdoors:

Chives

Dill

Fennel

Oregano

Parsley

 

Under cover:

Aubergines

Cucumbers

Peppers

Tomatoes

April

 

Plant outdoors:

Potatoes

Strawberries

 

Sow outdoors:

Beetroot

Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Chard

Kale

Leeks

Radish

Salad leaves

 

Under cover:

Celery

Cucumber

Tomatoes

May

 

Sow outdoors:

Broccoli

Cauliflower

French beans

Kale

Lettuce

Radish

Runner beans

Salad leaves

Spring onions

Swedes

Turnips

 

Under cover:

Courgette

Marrow

Pumpkin

Squashes

June

 

Plant outdoors:

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Calabrese

Dwarf beans

Leeks

Runner beans

Summer cabbage

Tomatoes

 

Sow outdoors:

Beetroot

Carrots

Cauliflowers

Courgette

Endive

French beans

Kohl rabi

Marrows

Runner beans

Swedes

Sweetcorn

Squash

Turnips

July

 

Plant outdoors:

Broccoli

Brussel sprouts

Cabbage

Leeks

 

Sow outdoors:

Beetroot

Carrots

Chard

Cooking radish

Coriander

French beans

Kale

Kohl rabi

Land cress

Lettuce

Parsley

Radish

Spring cabbage

Turnips

August

 

Plant outdoors:

Cauliflowers

Kale

Savoy cabbages

 

Sow outdoors:

Carrots

Cooking radish

Fennel

Lettuce

Spinach

Spring cabbage

Spring onions

September

 

Plant outdoors:

Autumn onion sets

Spring cabbage

 

Sow outdoors:

Round seeded peas

Spring onions

October

 

Sow outdoors:

Over-wintered broad beans

Round seeded peas

November

 

Plant outdoors:

Bare rooted fruit bushes (blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, gooseberry, raspberry)

 

Sow outdoors:

Garlic

Mustard greens

Perpetual Spinach

December

 

Plant outdoors:

Bare rooted fruit bushes (blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, gooseberry, raspberry)

Cuttings of gooseberries and blackcurrants

Rhubarb crowns

 

Sow outdoors:

Garlic

 

 

Happy growing!

 

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