Seeds by Month

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If you ever find yourself asking “What should I be sowing now?” you have found yourself in the right place. Sow, Plant and Harvest guides are found on each of our product pages but if you are looking for something to grow now simply click on the relevant month.

Some of our seed selections may raise some eyebrows with the traditional gardener, however, please remember that our climate has been changing over the past few years and traditional sow and grow times have not really caught up!

No matter if you are new to growing or a seasoned allotment holder, our handy list of vegetable to sow by month can help anyone no matter their experience.

Subcategories

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
    <p><b>What to sow in July?</b></p> <p>Longer sunnier days make July the perfect time to plan next a spring time harvest. The warmer days and nights help protect crops outside and help them to get established now ready for the colder months ahead.</p> <p>Start sowing now, Basil, Beetroot, Carrots, Coriander, Drill, French Beans and Runenr Beans! Yes you can still expect a runner bean harvest even with a later sowing. Lettuce, Pak Choi, Peas, Spinach, Radish, Spring Onions, Chard, Cabbages, Cauliflower, Sprouting Broccoli &amp; Calabrese as well as Turnips.</p>
  • August
    <p><b>What to sow in August?</b></p> <p>August is a month many tend to focus on harvesting rather than sowing. However, now can be the perfect time to start focusing on some additional crops to enjoy later in the year and even in Spring the following year.</p> <p><b>Sowing in the greenhouse.</b><br />Make use of open spaces to get the last sowing of French beans underway. Dwarf french beans perform better than climbing as we head towards the end of summer. Carrots, Lettuce, Coriander, and Peas can all be sown now.</p> <p><b>Direct sowing outside.</b> <br />Make the most of the last warm soil and start sowing outside Spring Onion, Radishes, Salad crops, Chard, Pak Choi and Turnips.</p>
  • September
    <p><b>What to sow in September?</b></p> <p>Vegetable harvests are at an all-time high in September. All those months of hard work are now paying off as almost daily harvests are taking place. However, there is still plenty of seeds you can continue to sow in September and enjoy over the coming months.</p> <p><b>Sowing in the greenhouse</b></p> <p>Spinach, Spring Cabbages, and Pak Choi can all be started now undercover with protection from the cooler nights. Salad crops can still be sown and harvested as a baby leaf variety – of course, microgreens are still viable to sow even now!</p> <p><b>Direct sowing outside</b></p> <p>Onions, Spring Onions, Green Manures if you want to close down any growing area over the autumn and winter months. Beds can be prepared for the first sowing of Garlic from mid-September. Spinach, Lettuce, and the final round of radishes can all be sown now.</p>
  • October
    <p><b>What to sow in October?</b></p> <p>Shorter days, darker nights maybe even a chance of frost. October does not have to be all doom and gloom. Plenty to be getting on with.</p> <p><b>Sowing in the greenhouse</b></p> <p>Carrots, Winter Peas for a spring harvest! Spring onions, lettuce, Cauliflower, and herbs can all be sown now. You may wish to start your broad beans in the greenhouse also!</p> <p><b>Direct sowing outside</b></p> <p>Broad Beans although we recommend the greenhouse in modules as hungry pests tend to dig up the seeds! Garlic, Onions and Onion Sets, Shallots, Green Manures. Now is the time to also plant Rhubarb and Asparagus crowns.</p> <p>Earlier sowings of spring cabbages, cauliflowers, kale, and broccoli can also be transplanted outside now.</p>
  • November
    <p><b>What to Sow in November?</b></p> <p>A traditional point of dormancy in the garden November is a hard month to get any kind of production underway although with recent climate changes it is possible to sow some seeds and harvest a crop however you should allow a few additional days (7+) for seed germination to take place.</p> <p>Garlic is ideally planted now as well as any late winter onion sets. You can start to sow Onions &amp; Spring onions into trays and cells.</p> <p>Peas can also be over wintered if you have a greenhouse or polytunnel you can be sowing any peas now! Carrots can also be sown now again you need to provide some cover.</p> <p>Lettuce can be sown in trays and is best enjoyed as a cut and come again crop. Once the leaves are around 5-6cm high cut the crop back just above soil level they will regrow 3-4 times before harvest is very limited.</p> <p>If you are lucky enough to own some grow lights and a heated propagator give Microgreens a try!</p>
  • December
    <p><b>What to Sow in December</b></p> <p>Take a break from the garden in December. With everything much ground to a halt and production is slow there is very little that can be achieved during December. It’s often used to plan next year’s growing season.</p> <p>Salad crops can be continued with regular sowing and harvesting as previously mentioned, let the lettuce grow to around 5-6cm high cut the crop back just above soil level they will regrow 3-4 times before harvest is very limited.</p> <p>If you really want to get a jump on the season and if you have access to a heated propagator and grow lights Boxing Day is the day most gardeners will start tomatoes, sweet peppers and chilli peppers. Sown on heat and under lights will allow you a 3-month head start on the growing season!</p>