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MONTH

VEGETABLES

COLD   GREENHOUSE

FRUIT

JANUARY

Dig, tidy up, weed beds & borders

Order seeds,  tubers and plants. Harvest  Brussels, Cabbages, Carrots, Leeks, Parsnips, Celeriac.

Clean up greenhouse.

Prune vines. Start Early Potatoes in box. Last chance for pruning Vines

Clean up fruit bushes. Check for & remove and burn Big Bud on Blackcurrrants.

FEBRUARY

Harvest Brussels, Cabbages, Carrots, Leeks, Parsnips, Celeriac.

Start “chitting” potatoes.


Sow Leeks, Onions, Shallots, Broad beans, Peas, Peppers,

Plant-up Broad beans & Peas in old Grow bag for early crop.

Check  ties on trees and bushes. Apply slow release fertilizer.

MARCH

Plant early  potatoes, Jerusalem Artichokes, Onion & Shallot sets,

Sow Peas, Brassicas, Aubergines, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Melons.

Prune out any Canker. Check over fruit trees and bushes and prune out any damaged or diseased wood.

Cloches over Strawberries. Pick forced Rhubarb

APRIL

Plant rest of  Potatoes. Sow salad crops under cloches. Harvest Early Broccoli.

Sow Courgettes, Marrows, Squash, Sweet corn,

Plant out tomatoes in greenhouse,

Hand pollinate Plums & Cherries if no bees about.


MAY

Sow Peas, Broad Beans, French Beans, Runner Beans, Salad crops,

Harvest over wintered early greens and Cauliflower.

Harden-off tender plants in Cold frame.

Plant out Greenhouse Peppers, Aubergines, Cucumbers, Melons.

Pollinate  Grapes.

Net Soft fruit and Cherries.

JUNE

Plant out Courgettes, Marrows, Squash, Sweet corn, Brassicas, Leeks, and outdoor tomatoes, peppers, Aubergines.

Harvest early potatoes

Check watering of Grow bags. Adjust ventilation. Harvest early Potatoes in box.

Summer Prune Apples

Pick strawberries, Raspberries, Tayberries, Cherries,

Put out wasp traps.

JULY

Sow last crops of peas, bulb fennel, beans. Pick peas and beans. Thin carrots and beetroot for salads.

Treat any infestations, diseases. Start picking Tomatoes and Cucumbers.

Continue picking Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Tayberries, Jostaberries,  Start picking Blackcurrants, Gooseberries, redcurrants,

AUGUST

Dry off Onions, Shallots, Garlic.

Last sowings of Salads crops, turnips.

Start picking Brassicas, and continue picking Peas, Beans, and Salad crops.

Sow over-wintering onions.

Pick Peppers, Aubergines and Grapes. Continue picking Tomatoes and Cucumbers.

Pot up Strawberry runners. Pick blueberries, plums. Start picking Autumn Rasps.

Check if apples ready.

SEPTEMBER

Pick Sweet corn, Winter Squashes, and continue picking other vegetables.

Remove dead, diseased, yellowing tomato leaves. Continue picking Cucumbers, Grapes, Peppers and Tomatoes.

Check if Apples are ready. Pick late Plums, and Damsons. Prune soft fruit bushes and Plums.

OCTOBER

Plant overwintering Onion sets, Garlic and Elephant Garlic.

Dry off Winter Squash. Continue picking vegetables as necessary. Provide frost protection to tender crops, such as Watercress, Celery,or Fennel. Remove loose skins and dried foliage from Onions, Shallots, Garlic and Elephant Garlic and store in a frost-free, dry place. Pick frost tender herbs and freeze.


Bring tender plants into Greenhouse

Sow late Salad crops in boxes. Continue picking crops when ready.

Prune Soft Fruits. Cut out any “Big bud” on Blackcurrants and burn.

NOVEMBER

Start Winter digging, spreading manure

Pick last of Peas and beans.

Pick last of Green Tomatoes to ripen in Sunny house window.

Remove & secure fruit netting for Winter.

Prune out any Canker on Apples.

DECEMBER

Carry on digging when weather good.

Clean up Greenhouse.

Cover Rhubarb to “force” it.

Sow in heat in red, in the house or propagator

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