Vegetable Garden Calendar – When to Plant What?

Spring’s here, so having a vegetable garden calendar for veggie planting will help you pick out the best plants to get into the soil now. You can plan and plant year-round, depending on where you live, how much indoor planting you’re able to do and other factors.

Once you've eyed your vegetable garden calendar, consult with seasoned garden supply professionals, like those at AVS Fencing Supplies, to decide which kind of garden arrangements and planters best suit your plans. They’ll explain all your options, including wooden raised beds, decking border gardens and ways to totally landscape properties. AVS is the UK’s premier one-stop place to get all your gardening and landscaping supplies, including the best soil, edging, timber, fencing, sleepers and other supplies.

When to Sow your Vegetables

OK, let’s consult the ‘green oracle,’ - our vegetable garden calendar - to best know when to sow vegetables. (NOTES: 1- ‘Replant to outside from indoors times might differ; these are noted. 2- Sowing times will vary based on your location - plant later if you live in the northern UK.)

These are done alphabetically, for easy pick of your favourite vegetables (and we have included a few herbs):

  • Artichoke Globe: Mar-April
  • Asparagus: Jan-Feb
  • Aubergine Indoor: Nov-Feb
  • Basil: Apr-Jul
  • Beans Broad: Nov and Feb-May
  • Beans French Climbing Indoor: Feb-May
  • Beans French Climbing Outdoor: May-June
  • Beans Dwarf French Outdoor: May-Jun
  • Beans Runner: May-June
  • Beans Yard Long: Feb-Mar
  • Beet Leaf: Mar-July

  • Beetroot: Mar-July
  • Black Cabbage: Apr-May
  • Borecole/Kale: May-June
  • Broccoli Raab: Mar-Sept
  • Brussels Sprouts: Feb-Apr
  • Cabbage Pointed: Feb-Jun
  • Cabbage Ballhead & Red: Feb-May
  • Cabbage Winter & Savoy: Apr-May
  • Calabrese: Mar-July
  • Cape Gooseberry: Feb-Apr
  • Carrot: Jan-Aug
  • Cauliflower: Jan-Jul
  • Celeriac: Feb-Apr
  • Celery: Feb-May
  • Celtuce: Mar-Jun
  • Chervil: Jul-Aug
  • Chicory: May-Jun
  • Cucumber Indoor: Dec-Apr
  • Dill: Apr-Jul
  • Endive Outdoor: Mar-Jul
  • Fennel: Apr-Jul
  • Garlic: Jun-Aug
  • Kale: May-Jul
  • Kohl Rabi: Feb-Jul
  • Lambs Lettuce: Jul-Aug
  • Leek: Mar-May
  • Lemon Balm: Mar-May
  • Lettuce Indoor: Year-round
  • Lettuce Outdoor: Feb-autumn
  • Lovage: Mar-May
  • Mustard: Apr and Jun-Sept
  • Okra: Mar-autumn
  • Onion Salad: Feb-Jun
  • Onion Bulbs: Feb-Apr
  • Onion Japanese: Aug
  • Oriental Chinese Cabbage: Feb-Jul
  • Pak Choi: May-Sep
  • Parsley: Feb-Jul and Sep
  • Peas: Nov and Mar-Jul
  • Peas Sugar: Feb-May
  • Peppers Indoor: Dec-Apr
  • Radicchio: Mar-May
  • Radish Indoor: Year-round
  • Radish Outdoor: Mar-Sep
  • Rhubarb: Feb-May
  • Rocket: Feb-Sep
  • Salsify: Mar
  • Scorzonera: Mar and August
  • Spinach: Mar-Jul
  • Squash Courgettes & Marrow: Mar-Apr
  • Squash Pumpkin: Apr-Jun
  • Strawberry: Oct-Nov and Dec-Jan
  • Swede: Apr-Jun
  • Sweet Corn: Apr-Jun
  • Swiss Chard: Mar-Aug
  • Thyme: Mar-Apr
  • Tomatillo: Feb-Apr
  • Tomato: Nov-Mar
  • Turnip: Mar-Aug
  • Watercress: Apr-Sept
  • Though every vegetable garden calendar differs a bit, this is a good guide. Beginner and premier vegetable beds make superb starter kits if you’re new to growing your own healthy veggies or teaching the kids. You can use raised vegetable beds to start plants indoors, and move them outdoors.

    Always buy quality soil and compost for the freshest tasting, healthiest veggies, whichever vegetable garden calendar you consult. AVS suggest 1 bag of compost and 3 30L bags of top soil for 900mm square gardens; 2 compost and 6 soil for 900x1800mm areas; and, 2-3 compost and 14 soil for gardens of 1800x1200mm. A layer of bark on top is also a great idea.


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