Weather conditions will impact on the sowing and growing as always, along with life in general, but I hope that committing the plan to paper will help me remember to sow later crops such as Florence fennel, and to plan where what I have sown is going to grow.....say it quickly, it sounds good......

It has also helped me ensure I have the seeds I need to hand, so I am not constantly ferreting about in the bottom of the seed tin, only to find what I had planned to sow is either missing or woefully out of date

Worth a try, at least!

Sowing & Planting Plan 2018

Globo onions

December 2017:

Onions: Globo (deep tray in greenhouse) © 

Leeks: Lincoln (pot in greenhouse)© 

Serrano Chillies

January 2018

w/b 23/01

Chillies: Lemon Drop, Alberto's Locato Rococco, Hangjiiao1, Serrano, Yakori Bakan, Razzamatazz, Hungarian Peach. Early Jalapeno, Padron, Joe's Long Cayenne, Sweet Piquante (In mods in propagator) © 

Sweet Peppers: Long Red Marconi, Sweet Mix (mods in propagator)© 

Aubergines: Black  Beauty, Pinstripe (mods in propagator)© 

w/b 31/01

Beetroot: Detroit Crimson 2, Bona, Boldor, Subeto (mods in greenhouse)© 

Spring Onion: Lilia, White Lisbon (mods in greenhouse)© 

Mangetout: Kent Blue, Indian Golden Podded (mods in greenhouse)© 

Peas: Hatif d'Anonnay, Hurst Green Shaft (mods in greenhouse)© 

Broad Beans: Wizard, Red Epicure (mods in greenhouse then to cold frame)© 

Lettuce: Little Gem (pot in greenhouse)© 

Sweet Peas:  Scented Mixed (pots in greenhouse)© 

Early Scarlet Horn Carrots

February 2018

w/b 19/02

Leeks: Porvite, Elefant, Bleu de Solaise, Bulgarian Giant (deep tray in greenhouse)© 

Tiger Nuts: (pots in greenhouse)© ... first shoot on 02/04 

Oca: (pot in greenhouse)© 

Plant out - Shallots: Vigarmor (Plot 145) DELAYED due to freezing conditions© 12/03

w/b 26/02

Potatoes: Swift (PT1 under cloche)© 

Coriander: (large pot in PT1) DELAYED© 12/03

Carrots: Early Scarlet Horn, Nantes 5 (direct in PT1) DELAYED© 12/03

Magnolia Tendril Pea

March 2018

Start of the month was the coldest weather here since records began, with -3.5C mid day and below zero for several days. The soil will take a while to warm up again so outside sowing will be delayed. Another cold spell mid, month and again at the very end, so lots of delays in the plan.

w/b 12/03 - DELAYED to w/b 02/04 if soil warm enough

Carrots: Sweet Candle, Nandor © 15/04 Autumn KIng 2 (direct on Plot 146) 

Peas: Hurst Green Shaft, Terrain, Boddington's Tall Soup Pea  (mods in greenhouse) © 02/04

Sugar Snaps: Magnolia Tendril Pea, Quartz (mods in greenhouse)© 02/04

Turnips: Snowball (direct on Plot 146) No space ready. Will sow in early Autumn

Salad leaves/herbs: Celery Leaf (mods in propagator) Basil, Rocket (mods in greenhouse)© 02/04

Plant out - Early peas and mangetout in PT1 

               - Maincrop onion sets: Fen Early/Spitfire, Red Fen/Garnet, Rumba (both plots) 63 DONE on #146, 04/04

w/b 19/03

Dwarf French Beans: Speedy (mods in greenhouse) ©  

Radishes: Zlata & Cherry Belle (direct on Plot 146)

Lettuce: Black Seeded Simpson (pot in greenhouse) © 

Tomatoes: Golden Sunrise, Oxheart, Yellow Pear, San Marzano Plum, Black Cherry, Lanzarote Stripe,Ailsa Craig, Apero, Orange Banana (mods in propagator) © 

Plant out - 1st Early Potatoes: Lady Christl, Charlotte, Wilja on Plot 146 DONE 04/04

                - Beetroot mods (PT1) © 

Pot up, or plant out if large enough: Cabbage Duncan, Calabrese Marathon, Cauliflower Maybach (bought in, 6 of each) POTTED UP w/b 19/03 © 

w/b 26/03

Sweetcorn 1: Swift (mods in greenhouse)©  02/04

Courgette: Parthenon (mod in greenhouse) © 02/04

Chervil: (direct in PT1) changed my mind

Plant out - Broad Beans: Wizard, Red Epicure (Plot 146) DONE w/b 19/03 ©

               - Lincoln Leeks in polytunnel DONE 03/04




Malabar spinach

© April 2018

w/b 02/04

Parsnips: Vulcan, Duchess, The Student (direct Plot 146) © 15/04

Malabar Spinach (pot in greenhouse)© 21/04

Swede: Invitation (mods in PT1) 

Spring Onions: White Lisbon (mods in PT1) © 

Coriander: (direct in PT1)© 

Dill: (direct on Plot 146) self sown so not needed

Watercress (large trough PT1)© resown end of May as eaten by slugs

Beetroot: Chioggia, Crimson Globe, Cylindra (direct Plot 145) © 22/04

Calabrese: Monclano (mods PT1) © 23/4 

Rocket: (mods PT1) © 02/04

Basil: Greek & large leaf (mods greenhouse)© 23/4

 Plant out - 2nd Early Potatoes: Kestrel (Plot 145) DONE

               - Maincrop Potatoes: Inca Bella, Kondor, Pink Gypsy, Ambo, Juliette DONE

w/b 16/04

Dwarf French Beans: Speedy & Orinoco © 23/4

Climbing French Beans: Monte Gusto, Monte Cristo, Carminat (mods in greenhouse)© 23/4

Climbing Drying Beans: Cherokee Trail of Tears (mods in greenhouse) Still plenty let from last year

Runner Beans: Moonlight, Firestorm, Black Knight, Prizewinner (mods in greenhouse) © 23/4

Tomatoes: Mountain Magic, Crimson Crush, Ferline (mods in propagator) © 19/03

Parsley: Giant of Italy (direct Plot 145) self sown so not needed

Flowers; Cosmos, Zinnias, Sunflowers, Cerinthe, Sweet Peas (2nd sowing) Tagetes (mods in greenhouse) © 21/04

Plant out on #145: Peas and Sugar Snaps © 22/04

w/b 23/04

Courgettes: Sure Thing, Coucouzelle, Lungo Bianco (mods in greenhouse)© 20/04

Winter Squash: Thelma Sanders,Winter Dumpling,Cornell's Delicata, Butternut Hercules, North Georgia Candy Roaster, Ute Indian, Autumn Crown (mods in greenhouse)© 20/04

Melon: Outdoor Wonder (mods in propagator) © 20/04

Sweetcorn 2(mods in greenhouse) change of plan

Cucumbers: Zeina, Telegraph Improved, Gherkins  (mods in greenhouse)© 20/04

Radishes: French Breakfast (direct on Plot 145) ©© 

Chard: Bright Lights (mods PT1)© 23/4

Plant out  - Sweetcorn 1 (PT1) © w/b 7/05 ALL DELAYED DUE TO FURTHER COLD WEATHER

                - Courgette Parthenon (PT1) ©  w/b 7/05

                - Dwarf Beans (PT1) © wb 14/05

                - Yacon (pots in PT2) © 14/05

                - Oca (pots in PT1) © 

                - Tomatoes (PT2)© 

                -Chillies (PT2) (Razz & H Peach in PT1)

                - Sweet Peppers (PT2)© 

Flowers: Calendula, purple Love-in-the-Mist (direct sow both plots)©

Runner Beans

May 2018

w/b 07/05

Purple Sprouting Broccoli: Early Purple (mods PT1) C 25/05

Beetroot: Cylindra (direct PT1)© 

Lettuce : Tom Thumb (pot PT1) ©

Mangetout: Oregon Sugar Pod (mods greenhouse) postponed as lack of space for planting out

Beetroot: Boldor, Chioggia (mods PT1)© 


Pak Choi: mixed (Tray in shade outside) © 01/06

w/b 14/05

Radishes: Summer blend (Plot 145) © 10/06

Florence Fennel:  (mods PT1) © 25/05

 Plant out - Runner Beans, Climbing French Beans (Plot 146)© 

               - Runner Beans, Dwarf French Beans (Plot 145)© 

               - Sweetcorn2 (PT1) NO SPACE LEFT

               - Basil (Greek in pots, Large leaf direct in PT2) ©

w/b 21/05

Kale: Curly Scarlet, Cavolo lacianiato (mods PT1) © 

w/b 28/05

Radishes: Amethyst (box in PT1) © 

Plant out - Red cabbage, Calabrese, Cauliflower (Plot 146) too early as following garlic

               - Green ballhead cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, PSB (Plot 145) not all ready yet

               - Malabar Spinach (PT2) © 25/05

               - Leeks (Plot 145 & 146) late June!

               - Courgettes, Winter Squashes (Plots 145 & 146) C 23/05

               - Aubergines (PT2) 29/05

               - Chard (Plot 146) too early  © 17/06

               - Melon (PT1) ©

Pak Choi mix

June 2018

w/b 04/06

Carrots: Autumn King 2 (Plot 146) ©


Red Cabbage Lodero ... plants failed so new sowing © 03/06

w/b 11/06

Plant out - Pak Choi - will grow in tray (thinned out)

               - Lettuce Tom Thumb (Plot 145 & in PT1) ©

w/b 18/06

Mangetout: Oregon Sugar Pod & Magnolia Tendril Pea, modules ©

Kohl rabi: Olivia, modules ©

Lettuce: Mixed Salad Bowl & Little Gem, modules ©

Spring Onion: White Lisbon, modules ©

w/b 25/06

Turnips: Petrowski (direct on 145)

Plant out-  Kale (Plot 145) delayed as not large enough yet

             - Florence Fennel © 18/06

             - Chard © 17/06

             - Calabrese ©  12/06

              - Lettuce © 12/06

Chinese Dragon Radishes

July 2018

w/b 02/07

Winter Radish: Chinese Dragon. Mooli (direct Plot 146) Done.  Mooli did not germinate due to over-dry conditions

w/b 09/07

w/b 16/07

w/b 23/07

Perpetual Spinach (mods PT1) not sown , will sow direct in PT when weather cooler)

Mixed mustard greens (mods PT1) (as above)

Spring Onions (mods PT1) done

Pak Choi: (mods PT1) not sown

Plant out - Florence fennel (Plot 146) Done

August 2018

w/b 04/08

Spring Cabbage: Hispi (mods PT1) (Not sown as condiitons so hot)

Radicchio: Cesare (mods PT1) (Not sown)

w/b 11/08

w/b 18/08

w/b 25/08

Mustard Greens & Perpetual Spinach

September 2018

w/b 01/09

Rocket: (mods PT1) not sown

Mixed salad leaves (mods PT1) not sown

Lettuce: Winter Density - planted out bought in seedlings... really hot weather affected germination)

Winter radish:  Mooli, Chinese Dragon (direct PT2) (done)

Turnip: Snowball (direct PT2) not sown, no space

Choy Sum: (direct PT2) not sown, no space

Plant out - mustard greens, perpetual spinach, spring onions(9/09) pak choi, radicchio (PT2) (Others not sown

w/b 08/09 Planted out bought in seedlings of Midnight Sun Kale & PSB, some in PT some on Plot 145 under netting

Sown direct in PT: Mustard Greens, Perpetual Spinach, Overwintering bulbing onions, Mooli

 w/b 15/09

w/b 22/09

Plant out -  Autumn onion sets (Shakespeare & Red Arrow) Autumn garlic, Elephant garlic, Shallots 

 w/b 29/09

Hispi cabbage

October 2018


Plant out - Spring Cabbage, Rocket, Lettuce (PT2) Lettuce already planted, others not sown




November 2018

December 2018