Jobs to do in the Vegetable Garden


A month by month, easy to follow, guide to the jobs you should be doing in your vegetable garden or allotment now.

January

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potatoesFebruary

Jobs to do in the vegetable garden or allotment in February. Click the links to find out more about gardening tasks and specific vegetables.

Seeds to sow indoors in a heated greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill:

  • Greenhouse Cucumbers
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Greenhouse Tomatoes

Seeds to sow outdoors where they are to grow. Check that the soil is workable and not too cold. A couple of weeks before sowing your seed cover the patch of soil with horticultural fleece or polythene sheets to help warm it up then just before sowing prepare the soil:

  • Peas
  • Broad Beans
  • Radishes
  • Turnip

Plants to plant outside in the ground. Before planting seedlings prepare the soil:

  • Shallots
  • Rhubarb

Other tasks to do in the vegetable garden:

  • Dig over the soil if it is not too wet or cold
  • Cover establishd Rhubarb to force an early crop
  • Chit Seed Potatoes
  • Check for wind damage

SowingSeedMarch

Jobs to do in the vegetable garden or allotment in March. Click the links to find out more about gardening tasks and specific vegetables.

Seeds to sow indoors in a heated greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill:

  • Cucumbers
  • Capsicum
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes

Seeds to sow outdoors where they are to grow. Check that the soil is workable and not too cold or wet. If it has been particularly cold cover the patch of soil with horticultural fleece or polythene sheets to help warm it up then just before sowing prepare the soil:

  • Peas
  • Broad Beans
  • Radishes
  • Turnip
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Parsnips

Other tasks to do in the vegetable garden:

  • Dig over the soil if it is not too wet or cold
  • Keep Rhubarb covered to force an early crop
  • Continue to Chit Seed Potatoes
  • Check for wind damage

April

Jobs to do in the vegetable garden or allotment in April. Click the links to find out more about gardening tasks and specific vegetables.

Seeds to sow indoors. If you missed the opportunity in March you can still sow the following  in a heated greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill:

  • Cucumbers
  • Capsicum
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes

Seeds to sow outdoors where they are to grow. The soil should be warming up nicely now but if it still feels cold cover the patch of soil with horticultural fleece or polythene sheets to help warm it up then just before sowing prepare the soil:

  • Peas
  • Broad Beans
  • Leef Beet
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Summer Cabbage
  • Winter Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Turnip
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Parsnips

Plant straight into the ground after preparing the soil:

  • Check that your potatoes have chitted well then plant them out following our Potato Planting Guide. If you encounter any problems with your potatoes during the growing season, take a look at our Potato Pests and Diseases Guide.
  • Plant out Globe Artichokes
  • Plant out Asparagus following this great article from the RHS, if you are on Twitter follow @BritAsparagus @asparagusman for daily hints and tips; tell them you found them via @GardenReg!

If you are lucky or planned your veg garden well last season you may be able to harvest the following tasty treats:

  • Late Broccoli
  • Turnip Tops
  • Spring Cabbage
  • Rhubarb
  • Kale
  • Leeks

Other tasks to do in the vegetable garden:

  • Start cutting established Asparagus
  • Continue to Chit Seed Potatoes
  • Last chance to plant bare rooted fruit trees

May

Jobs to do in the vegetable garden or allotment in May. Click the links to find out more about gardening tasks and specific vegetables.

Seeds to sow outdoors where they are to grow. The soil should be warming up nicely now but if it still feels cold cover the patch of soil with horticultural fleece or polythene sheets to help warm it up then just before sowing prepare the soil:

  • Peas
  • Broad Beans
  • Leef Beet
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Summer Cabbage
  • Winter Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Turnip
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • French Beans
  • Runner Beans
  • Chicory
  • Outdoor Cucumber
  • Kale
  • Marrows
  • Courgettes
  • Mangetout
  • Swede

Plant straight into the ground after preparing the soil:

  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Capsicum
  • Summer Cabbage

Sow in a cold greenhouse:

  • Tomatoes

If you are lucky or planned your veg garden well last season you may be able to harvest the following tasty treats:

  • Early sown Lettuce
  • Radishes

Other tasks to do in the vegetable garden:

  • Continue to cut established Asparagus
  • Prepare soil for planting Courgettes, Marrows and outdoor Cucumbers

June

Jobs to do in the vegetable garden or allotment in June. Click the links to find out more about gardening tasks and specific vegetables.

Seeds to sow outdoors where they are to grow in prepared soil:

  • Beetroot
  • Carrots
  • Swede

And keep sowing the following to extend the harvesting season:

  • Lettuce
  • French Beans
  • Radishes
  • Peas

Plant straight into the ground after preparing the soil:

  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Capsicum
  • Winter Cabbage
  • Sweet Corns
  • Cauliflower
  • Leeks
  • Courgettes
  • Marrows
  • Outdoor Tomatoes
  • Outdoor Cucumbers

If you are lucky you may be able to harvest the following tasty treats:

  • Early sown Broad Beans

Other tasks to do in the vegetable garden:

  • Finish cutting established Asparagus
  • Water during dry spells
  • Damp down greenhouse to maintain moist atmosphere
  • Apply greenhouse shading

July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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