Vegetable seed variety and sowing time planner.

I thought I would try to put together a simple table to show roughly my vegetable seed sowing varieties and planting times.

Also the time I would expect to start harvesting, plus the varieties of veg I grow myself and would recommend. 

Veg Type

Sow Time

Harvest Time

Variety

Notes

 

Beetroot

Apr+

July+

Bolthardy

Red Ace

Pick small for baby beets.

Beans French

May+

July+

Cobra

Tendercrop

Cobra high yielding climber.Tendercrop Dwarf Variety.

Brussel Sprouts

April+

Oct+

Bosworth

Firm soil well to prevent blown sprouts

Cabbage

Feb+

June+

Aug+

Hispi

Minocole

Hispi tender sweet Summer Cabbage.

Minocole Ball headed Autumn type.

Calabrese

Feb+

June+

Aquiles

Superb semi dwarf variety with huge 1st head.

Carrot

Apr+

June+

Early Nantes

Autumn Giant

Remove all thinnings from plot to deter carrot fly

Garlic

Oct+ or Mar+

July+

Wilkos own !

Eat flower spikes as scapes to be trendy.

Kale

Mar+

June+

Nero di Toscana

Plant some later for a Winter hardy crop.

Leek

Feb+

August+

Musselbrough

Autumn Giant

Don't feed after mid Summer to makethem more Winter hardy.

Lettuce

Apr+

June+

Little Gem Cos

Saladin Iceberg

Sow little Gem every 3 weeks

for a continual crop

Onion

March+

August+

Setton

Red Baron

Buy heat treated sets to prevent boting.Especially Red varieties.

Parsnip

March+

August+

White Gem

Frost sweetens them up.

 

Pea

Apr+

July+

Hurst Greenshaft

The only pea to grow !High yielding,sweet &  10-11 in a pod

Potato

Apr+

July+

Nicola

Kestrel

Try some in compost in bags under coverfor a really early or late crop.

Shallot

Feb+

June+

Red Sun

Red varieties seem to store better.

Squash

Apr+

August+

Harrier

Good Luck with our climate!

 

Spring Onion

Mar+

Jun+

White Lisbon

Will keep growing into Winter.

 

Swede,Turnip

Apr +

Jun +

Marian,Purple Top

Pick small to avoid woodyness

 

Tomato

Mar+

Jul+

Shirley

Gardeners Delight.

Grow in as big a pot or bag as you can.The more room the better the crop.

Courgette

May+

July+

Defender

Avoid watering over leaves to prevent mildew.

Peppers,Chillies

March+

August+

Californian Wonder

Prarie Fire

Slow to start growing but get there in the end.

Cucumber

May+

July+

Burpless,Marketmore

Keep humidity high and watch for spider mite.

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