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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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For those of Croftburn Allotments who have been waiting for this photo, it was finally completed and means a whole lot more than just a gate.

Tip of the Month


Ah the sun, the sun. I have been so excited to see it return I have been out in the cold artic blasts regardless!

Things are getting going quickly now, and our Scottish season will march on without concern for the allotmentor who delays or waits… So pick up those shovels and get the little plants in the ground growing. If you want Sprouts for Christmas, you should be moving right along with those.

It is time to put the beans in the ground now and encourage them to produce those lovely treats soon. If you haven’t thought about your tomatoes, let’s get them growing so your lettuce will have something to go with, and should you be so lucky as to have any potaoes over and you cannot bear to throw them out, rather than waste them, cook them into mash and freeze. They make an excellent quick side when you need it.

Talking of potatoes, you can start putting in your maincrop potatoes now, and get those parsnips ready too. Wait till then end of May for Swede.

I am sure you will all have a good planting plan already underway and I am looking forward to what appears out the ground in course of the next month.

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.



  • 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)


  • Rhubarb (March)
  • Cabbage (May)




  • 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)


  • 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)




  • 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)


  • 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)




  • 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)


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