Category: Monthly sowing guides

What I’m Sowing and Growing in May

For an overview of everything that I’m sowing for the whole year, please take a look at my month-by-month sowing guide. April has had it’s ups and downs, that’s for sure!  Set aside Covid 19 and the associated lockdown, the biggest challenge has been blazing hot sun during the day...

What I’m sowing and growing in April

For an overview of everything that I’m sowing for the whole year, please take a look at my month-by-month sowing guide. March is the most important sowing month, but April is still critical.  It’s the month when I get to re-sow things that failed in March! (kalettes) and the month...

What I’m Sowing and Growing in February

For an overview of everything that I’m sowing for the whole year, please take a look at my month-by-month sowing guide. I don’t generally recommend sowing anything in January unless you have very specific circumstances, but February is different.  By the time – mid Feb planted – seedlings are breaking...

What I’m Sowing and Growing in January

I don’t generally recommend sowing anything in January.  It’s easy to germinate seedlings at home of course, but then you will find that it’s too warm and the light levels are too low, so you will get leggy seedlings.  If you move them to an unheated greenhouse, they will grow...

What I’m Sowing and Growing in August

July has probably topped June in the crazy month awards, with a few days colder than February and then blazing hot a few days later followed by gales and heavy rain. The beans have suffered the most, only just starting to climb. The squash and brassicas (that survived cabbage root...