Find the best dates for planting vegetables, fruit and herbs in your garden! Our free planting calendar calculates the best time to sow and harvest vegetable, fruit, and herbs. Furthermore, find out about caring for your vegetables, fruits and herbs with pH levels and feeding.

Vegetable/Fruit/HerbSowCarepH levelHarvest  
TomatoMarch – AprilKeep moist, feed with organic bone meal and coffee grounds.5.5 – 7.0Pick fruits as required. Typically 90-100 days till harvest depending on variety.
Spring CabbageJuly – AugustTransplant in September/October and feed with organic high-nitrogen fertilizer.6.0 – 7.0 80 – 100 days
Potatoes MaincropMid-AprilFeed with aged organic manure.4.5 – 6.0August – October
BroccoliApril – JuneKeep moist and add well aged organic manure.6.0 – 7.070-100 days
Sweet cornmid-AprilSow indoors at 18-21°C (65-70°F). Sow outdoors in late spring. Soil or compost temperatures need to be above 10°C (50°F). Sow 2-3 seeds per station at 45cm (18in) intervals. Thin to leave the strongest seedling.5.5 – 7.0 100 days
Brussel SproutEarly-March to early-AprilHigh organic nitrogen fertiliser such as dried poultry manure pellets at 150g (5oz) per square metre/yard in July6.0 – 7.0 August
AppleFebruary – marchKeep moist and place organic manure around the base5.5 – 6.5August – October
PearFebruarysunny, sheltered site, well away from any frost pockets. Avoid poorly drained or shallow soils. Organic mulch is beneficial for the soil.6.0 – 7.5August – November
OrangeMayA minimum winter night temperature of 10°C (50°F) is needed for limes. Use organic high nitrogen.6.0 – 7.5120 days
LemonMarch – AprilA minimum winter night temperature of 10°C (50°F) is needed for limes. Use organic high nitrogen.5.5 – 6.5120 days
LimeMarch – AprilA minimum winter night temperature of 10°C (50°F) is needed for limes. Use organic high nitrogen.5.5 – 6.5120 days
Summer CabbageFebruary – MarchGrow under cloches or similar cover and feed with well aged organic manure.6.0 – 7.080 – 100 days
Winter CabbageApril – MayTransplant in late June-July and feed with organic manure.6.0 – 7.080-100 days
Potatoes first earliesLate MarchFeed with organic manure.4.5 – 6.0June – July
Potatoes second earliesEarly to mid AprilFeed with organic manure and leaf mold.4.5 – 6.0July – August
StrawberryMarch, April, September and OctoberMulch and organic manure.5.0 – 7.5June – September
Bell PepperFebruary – AprilOrganic bone meal, fish, magnesium and nitrogen.5.5 – 7.0July – September
Aubergine January – AprilWater regularly and feed with a high potassium liquid fertiliser every two weeks once the first fruit has set. Mist the foliage regularly (at least twice daily) to with tepid water to discourage red spider mite and help fruit set.5.5 – 6.5July – September
OnionMarch – AprilOnions need a sunny, sheltered site with fertile, well-drained soil. Onions do not thrive on acid soils. Add additional organic manure throughout the season.6.0 – 7.0July – September
BeetrootApril – JulyApply organic manure and mushroom compost to add beneficial compounds to the soil6.0 – 7.5June – September
GarlicJanuary – FebruaryOrganic manure increases nitrogen for the root system.5.5 – 7.5July – September
PeaFebruary – JuneAdd organic mulch around the base of plants to preserve soil moisture. provide some support for the plants such as: trellis, bamboo canes and netting.6.0 – 7.5June – October
FennelApril – JulyProvide plenty of moisture throughout the growing season, keep weed free and mulch to conserve moisture.

Earth up (mound soil) round the bulbs as they start to swell, from mid-summer until mid autumn, until the bulb is mature and about 7-10cm (3-4in across) to blanch the bulbs. Feed with organic potassium for essential plant growth.
5.0 – 6.0June – September
CauliflowerFebruary, March, April, May, October, November and DecemberOrganic manure and keep well watered in dry conditions.5.5 – 7.5January – December
CarrotsFebruary – JulyFertile, well-drained soil, feed generously with compost tea and coffee grounds. 5.5 – 7.0May – October
RaspberriesJanuary, February, March, November and DecemberMoisture-retentive, fertile, slightly acidic organic soils which are well-drained. Prune Annually. Feed with organic bone meal.6.0 – 7.0June – October
CucumbersMarch – JuneOrganic compost, with well-rotted manure. Pinch out the growing tip when the plants have developed seven leaves. The developing sideshoots can be left to trail over the ground or trained up stout netting. Pinch out the tips of flowerless sideshoots after seven leaves.
Don’t remove the male flowers, and keep the soil constantly moist by watering around the plants – not over them.
5.5 – 7.5July – October
RadishesFebruary – AugustKeep moist, fertile, well-drained, deep, sandy soils rich in organic matter for best growth. 6.0 – 7.0January, February, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.
RhubarbJanuary – MarchKeep rhubarb free of weeds by covering the ground with organic mulch and composted manure. Avoid burying the crown to prevent rot. 5.5 – 7.0March – July
kohlrabiFebruary – Augustorganic manure, fertile, free draining soil6.0 – 7.5May – November
KaleMarch – JuneOrganic manure, fertile, keep moist and will also tolerate a lightly shaded position. Always pick the leaves when they are young and tender.6.0 – 7.5January, February, March, September, October, November and December.
Tyme March – April Use organic compost. Water moderately. Fairly drought tolerant. Ensure plants in pots are not allowed to dry out completely for any length of time during long hot, dry spells. Place a collar of horticultural grit or gravel around plants in the ground to protect the foliage from wet soil.
5.5 – 7.0June – September
BasilFebruary – JulyBasil enjoys a sheltered spot with well-drained soil.
Basil hates having wet roots overnight, so aim to water plants in the morning if possible. Keep plants bushy and productive by pinching the tips of branches regularly and remove any flowers that start to develop.

5.5 – 6.0June – September
MintMarch – MayKeep moist and water well in the summer. Mulch and add organic compost throughout the season.7.0 8.0May – October
RosemaryMarch – MayFairly drought-tolerant, but water regularly during dry summers, especially if plants are grown in containers. Feed with organic seaweed liquid and bone meal. 5.0 – 6.0May – October
ChivesMarch – AprilPreferring moisture retentive, well-drained soil and a sunny or partially shaded position outdoors, chives form 30cm (1ft) tall clumps and can also be grown in pots of soil-based organic compost.6.0 -7.0July – September
SageMarch – May Water regularly, especially during dry spells, but avoid overwatering as sage hates wet roots. Pruning after flowering helps to maintain an attractive shape and encourages lots of new growth.

5.5 – 6.5May – October
ParsleyMarch – JuneApply organic manure. Feed every few weeks with organic liquid seaweed and compost team.5.0 – 7.0June – August
MarojamFebruary – MayKeep moist. Keep in sheltered spot and encourage drainage. 6.0 – 8.0June – September
TurnipsApril – AugustOrganic compost and water well in hot temperatures. 5.5 – 7.0March – December
LeeksFeb – AprilFor bumper crops you will need to improve the growing area by digging in plenty of compost or well-rotted organic manure in the autumn. Water regularly in dry months.6.0 – 8.0August – December