Gardening For Beginners: A Month by Month Plan

414
keeping fruit and vegetables fresh for longer

Gardening for beginners can be tricky to start with, as you have no idea what to do when. Here’s a month by month plan with ideas for what to plant each season:

Don’t miss our best content straight to your inbox! Sign up now and get our FREE newsletters packed with fun ideas and things to do with the kids, family-friendly recipes, expert advice, parenting tips and great competitions.

Remember seeds are much cheaper than bulbs and plants if you and your kids are prepared to wait for them to grow!

Advertisement

You May Also Enjoy 10 Easy To Grow Vegetables For First Time Gardeners

Gardening For Beginners: A Month by Month Plan

Spring Sowing

March

Sow parsnips, carrots, lettuces, peas and plant flowers like lilies and stocks..

April

Sow early potatoes, tomatoes, mangetout peas, runner beans, courgettes, and bedding plants. Plant Fruit trees, bushes and hardy annuals.

May

Sow cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkin, squash and beetroot. This is a good time to plant herbs, window boxes and hanging baskets.

Summer Sowing

June

Plant leeks, courgettes and celery.

July

Plant bulbs for autumn flowering plants, e.g. crocus. Plant salad leaves, they can be grown throughout the summer.

August

Sow seeds for plants flowering in spring e.g. snowdrops and to flower next summer including cornflowers and poppies.

Autumn Sowing

September

Plant spring cabbages and any new trees and shrubs before winter sets in. Plant daffodils, tulips, wallflower and lily bulbs to flower in the spring.

October

Plant pansies to flower in winter and summer biennials.

November

Sow broad bean seeds.

You May Also Enjoy All You Need To Know About How To Grow Garlic

Winter Sowing

December

Plant shallots.

January/February

If you have a greenhouse now is the time to sow seeds for the coming year. If not, don’t worry you can still sow seeds in trays and keep them in a warm place until they germinate.

You May Also Enjoy Tips and Hints for Growing Vegetables From An Experienced Gardener 

Over to you now. Do you follow a planting calendar for your garden? Any tips on gardening for beginners? Share them with us in the comments below. 

 

Leave a Reply