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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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Tip of the Month

February

The year is flying…already!

Aside from flying it has already been pretty windy and there are a few more cold spells to come. 

We are all still looking to start things off inside on a window ledge or a heated greenhouse if you want to get a jump.

Broadbeans will  be a good one to get growing, as will radish.

Keep up the days when you are able to get out and improve your soil for March though. All you can do now to prepare for your planting is proper preparation and seed purchases.

Happy shopping.

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)