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Below some tips on what to start growing for the season and some tips for us here in Scotland.

From us all, have a fantastic growing season ahead.

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April

The growing season has returned and though we have started it with a little welly time, it will be exciting to see a few of our veggies coming up soon, if they haven’t been washed away…

If you haven’t already got your leeks started, beetroots and Brussel Sprouts under cover, you will need to make haste. As for Tomatoes they should have at least made an appearance now and so keep them warm and well fed.

Potatoes, broad beans and spinach should be in the ground too and hopefully you are on your way to a successful harvest.

Keep up with the bed turning if you are not a no digger, and keep the little friendly foes at bay by using upturned grapefruit, copper strips, and if you are so inclined slug pellets. Rather try things like garlic, spring onion, marigolds and beer traps first to keep the birds heathy though.

See you on the allotment soon.

Growing in Scotland

The list below is general and specific to Glasgow. Timings vary dependent on weather, sun and angle of allotment to the sun.

Spring

Sow

  • Broad Beans (March)
  • Peas (under cloches) (March)
  • Sweet Pepper (March)
  • Celery (March – indoors)
  • Brussel Sprouts (March)
  • Garlic (March)
  • Courgette (April – indoors)
  • Lettuce (April every 2 weeks onwards)
  • Spring Onions (April every 2 weeks onwards)
  • Spinach (April)
  • Swiss Chard (Late April)
  • Cucumber (April – indoors)
  • Broccoli (May – under cover)
  • Radish (May)
  • Parsnip (May)
  • French Beans (May)

Harvest

  • Rhubarb (March)
  • Cabbage (May)

(March/April/May)

Summer

Sow

  • Leeks (June)
  • Squash (June – Plant outside)
  • Sweetcorn (June – Plant outside)
  • Sweet Potato (June)
  • Kale (July – Final position)
  • Broccoli (July – Final Position)
  • Potatoes (July – Autumn harvest)
  •  

Harvest

  • Broccoli (early harvest)
  • Lettuce (June)
  • Radish (June)
  • Broad Beans (June)
  • Cauliflower (Late June)
  • Turnips (June)
  • Carrots (June)
  • Spinach (July)
  • Shallots (July)
  • Swiss Chard (July)
  • Courgettes (July)
  • Peas (July)
  • Cucumber (July)
  • Sweetcorn (August)
  • Garlic (August)
  • Onions (August)
  • Celery (August)
  • Runner Beans (August)
  •  

(June/July/Aug)

Autumn

Sow

  • Spinach (Sept)
  • Onion (Sept – Autumn Sets)
  • Cabbage (Sept)
  • Broad Beans (Oct – for early crop)
  • Peach (Nov – Bare root)
  • Blackberries (Nov)
  • Blackcurrents (Nov)
  • Gooseberries (Nov)
  • Plum (Nov
  • Garlic (Nov)

Harvest

  • Leek (Sept)
  • Cabbage (Sept)
  • Parsnips (Sept)
  • Swede (Onwards)
  • Sweet Potato (Oct)
  • Cauliflower (Oct – onwards)
  • Squash (Oct)
  • Spinach (Oct)
  • Kale (Nov)
  • Leek (Nov)
  • Brussel Sprouts (Nov – onwards)

(Sept/Oct/Nov)

Winter

Sow

  • Apple Trees (Dec)
  • Pear Trees (Dec)
  • Shallots (Jan – in pots)
  • Cauliflower (Feb – indoors)
  • Leek (Feb – indoors)
  • Onion seeds (Feb – indoors)
  • Potato (Mar – Chit)
  • Broad Beans (Mar – Pots)
  • Celery (Mar – indoors)
  • Leek (Mar – indoors)
  • Brussel Sprouts (Mar)
  • Garlic (Mar)
  • Peas (Mar)
  • Tomatoes (Mar – inside)

Harvest

  • Broccoli (Feb)
  • Rhubarb (Mar – onwards)

(Dec/Jan/Feb)