Year round food from your garden


This table gives an indication of the crops that (depending on the weather) you could be planting or harvesting from your garden or allotment, as well as those that you could be using from storage.

MONTH

SOW

PLANT

AVAILABLE (in brackets )= stored

January

Broad beans

Bare rooted fruit trees & bushes, garlic

Cabbage, savoy, heading broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, leeks, salsify, winter spinach, lambs lettuce, celeriac, (Beets, carrots, onions, parsnips, potatoes, shallots, swedes, tomatoes (bottled), garlic, apples, pears)

February

Peppers (under glass), cabbage (under glass), leeks (under glass), broad beans

Bare rooted fruit trees & bushes, garlic

Cabbage, early sprouting broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, leeks, salsify, winter spinach, salsify, lambs lettuce, rhubarb (forced), (Beets, carrots, onions, parsnips, potatoes, shallots, swedes, tomatoes (bottled), garlic, apples, quinoa)

March

Cabbages, tomatoes (under glass), leeks, carrots, lettuce, peppers (under glass), peas, onions, turnips, broad beans, summer spinach, celeriac, Cut & come salads (under glass)

Bare rooted fruit trees & bushes, onion sets, early potatoes, brassica seedlings

Broccoli, cabbage, kale, salsify leaves, chickweed, (Beet, parsnips, garlic, potatoes, tomatoes (bottled), turnips, apples)

April

Carrots, brassicas, leeks, radishes, peas, beans, spinach, beets, lettuce, parsnips, swedes, squashes & courgettes (under glass), Cut & come salads

Brassicas, onion sets, potatoes, perennial herbs & vegetables

Late broccoli, cabbage, leeks, perennial & spring onions, spinach, rhubarb, salsify leaves, herbs & perennial leaves,nettles, (Beets, onions, tomatoes (bottled), garlic, quinoa, potatoes, apples)

May

Beets, brassicas, lettuce, runner beans, squashes, spinach, quinoa, turnips, sweetcorn, Cut & come salads

Brassicas, squashes, sweetcorn, perennial herbs & vegetables

Broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, summer spinach, herbs & perennial leaves, nettles, perennial & spring onions, (Onions, garlic, potatoes, quinoa, tomatoes (bottled))

June

Beets, turnips, peas, brassicas, spinach, Cut & come salads

Leeks, tomatoes, sweetcorn, brassica seedlings, runner beans, squashes, peppers, perennial herbs & vegetables

Broad beans, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, Japanese & perennial onions, early potatoes, early peas, radish, spinach, turnips, gooseberries, rhubarb, strawberries, nettles, herbs & perennial leaves, edible flowers, (Quinoa, tomatoes (bottled))

July

Swedes, brassicas, beets, spinach, carrots, lettuce

Runner beans, sweetcorn, squashes, leeks, perennial herbs & vegetables

Beans, beets, early carrots, lettuce, summer cabbages, lettuce, peas, onions, early potatoes, spinach, garlic, radishes, gooseberries, cherries, plums, red & blackcurrants, herbs & perennial leaves, (Quinoa, tomatoes (bottled))

August

Spinach, brassicas, spring onions

Spring cabbages, perennial herbs & vegetables

Beans, beets, cabbages, carrots, lettuce, squashes, marrows, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, spinach, garlic, tomatoes, red & blackcurrants, apples, gooseberries, raspberries, perennial vegetables & herbs, (Quinoa, tomatoes (bottled))

September

Brassicas, lettuce, beets, Cut & come salads

Perennial herbs & vegetables, spring cabbage

Beans, cabbage, beets, carrots, cauliflower, lettuce, squashes & marrows, onions, potatoes, peppers, peas, spinach, tomatoes, plums, apples, blackberries, peaches, perennial herbs & vegetables, quinoa, (Garlic)

October

Broad beans, Cut & come salads

Bare rooted fruit trees & bushes, Japanese onions, garlic

Runner beans, beets, spinach, squashes, brocolli, cabbage, leeks, lettuce, onions, potatoes, parsnips, tomatoes, apples, pears, blackberries, (Quinoa, garlic)

November

Broad beans

Bare rooted fruit trees & bushes, garlic

Beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, leeks, onions, potatoes, parsnips, spinach, apples, pears, (Quinoa, garlic, tomatoes (bottled))

December

Broad beans

Bare rooted fruit trees & bushes

Brocolli, celeriac, winter cabbage, carrots, leeks, kale, onions, potatoes, salsify, swede, turnip, parsnips, (Beets, garlic, tomatoes (bottled))


This table taken from Permaculture: A Beginners Guide by Graham Burnett (published by Spiralseed)