Order the seeds that you require.
Clear any old crops and weeds and add compost and manure where needed
Sow Broad Beans outside at the end of Jan.
Sow Cabbage inside for planting out at end of March or in April.
Edge the lawn
Prune Apples and Pears
Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the year ahead.
SOW NEAR END OF MONTH Broad Beans and Spinach
Plant Jerusalem Artichokes and Shallots
Arrange seed potatoes in trays to sprout in a light, frost free place for planting out in April
Dress the ground intended for early crops with a general fertilizer about 2 weeks before sowing
Protect blossom on Apricots, Nectarines and Peaches.
Sow Cabbages inside for planting out in April
SOW INSIDE NEAR BEGINNING OF MONTH:- Cabbage
SOW OUTSIDE:- Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Leeks, Onion Sets, Garlic, Shallots, Parsnips, Radish, Plant out potatoes in the south.
AT OR NEAR THE END OF THE MONTH SOW OUTSIDE:- Lettuce, Spinach, Cabbage.
Put cabbage plants out at the end of the month, use some slug pellets if slugs are about.
Mow the lawn on a dry day. Keep weeds in check as they start to grow.
SOW INSIDE:- French Beans, Runner Beans, Marrow/Courgette, Tomato.
SOW OUTSIDE:- Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Leek, Lettuce, Onion Sets, Garlic, Parsnips, Peas, Potato, Radish, Shallot, Spinach
Move indoor sown cabbage outside.
TASKS:- Weeding, protect fruit blossom from late frosts, sow herb seeds, prune fig trees.
SOW INSIDE NEAR BEGINNING OF MONTH:- French Beans, Runner Beans,
SOW OUTSIDE:- Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrots, Lettuce, Marrow/Courgette, Peas, Radish, Spinach.
MOVE PLANTS OUTSIDE TOWARDS END OF MAY:- Beans (Runner and French), Marrow/Courgettes, Tomatoes.
Watch out for late frosts in May, protect tender plants.
Earth up potatoes, hoe weeds, mow lawns weekly.
Watch for black-fly, carrot fly, onion fly etc. and apply an insecticide if required.
SOW OUTSIDE:- French Beans, Runner Beans, Beetroot, Sprouting
Brocoli, Winter Cabbage, Lettuce, Peas, Radish, Spinach.
MOVE PLANTS OUTSIDE:- Tomato.
Pinch out side shoots on tomatoes.
Harvest Early Potatoes.
Mow lawns weekly, weed all areas.
Spray any pests that you may notice.
SOW OUTSIDE:- First week only, -runner and French beans. Whole month
sow Beetroot, Lettuce, Peas, Radish, Basil.
Plant second cropping potatoes now to give a crop for Christmas.
Feed crops with a general purpose fertiliser.
Control Slugs. Give the lawn a summer feed.
Pot on pepper plants into larger pots.
Regularly feed tomato plants, pinch out side shoots.
Pinch out growing tips of Aubergines.
Train cucumber plants to grow upwards, saving space.
SOW OUTSIDE:- Winter Lettuce, Radish, Pak Choi.
Keep container plants well watered and feed with liquid fertiliser.
Water sweetcorn plants daily and feed with tomato food. Also fee tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, and aubergine with tomato food.
Pinch out the tops of tomato and runner bean plants.
INDOORS parsley, coriander, and chervil can be sown now for growing under glass.
Cut out old fruited canes on raspberries.
Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners.
OUTSIDE make a final sowing of radish.
Spread out newly dug potatoes to dry for a few hours before storing.
When the beans and peas finish cropping simply cut the plant away at ground level, leaving the roots in the ground.
Pot up some mint and parsley for the kitchen window sill to use through the winter.
Start to reduce frequency of house plant watering.
Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird proof netting.
At the end of the month plant garlic bulbs for cropping next year.
If your peas and beans have finished, cut the plants off at ground
level, leaving the roots in the ground. If you intend to grow beans
next year, select a new site and dig a trench, filling it with manure
or kitchen waste.
Plant autumn onion sets for cropping next summer.
Clear up fallen autumn leaves, move tender plants indoors.
Give lawns a final mowing.
Sow winter salads under glass.
Sow pots of herbs if you have a heated greenhouse or on a bright windowsill indoors. - basil, dill, chives and parsley.
Plant raspberry canes.
Sow indoors Basil, Dill, Chives and Parsley on a bright
Sow outdoors Broad Bean Aquadulce Claudia.
Plant Gooseberry and Currant plants.
Lift leeks and parsnips before the ground becomes frozen.
Cover winter brassicas with netting to protect them from pigeons.