Planting Times For Garden Vegetables

Knowing the right planting times for garden vegetables helps you plan ahead and get the very best out of your vegetable patch.

But before you can actually plant some vegetables you sometimes need to sow seeds and germinate them, so seed sowing times are included.

So perhaps this should be titled “Sowing and Planting Times for Garden Vegetables”.

You can buy many vegetables as young plants, cabbage, runner beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, leeks and many more, which you can simply plant in your vegetable garden and watch them grow away.

But you can save lots of money by sowing your own vegetable seeds instead of buying young plants.

There is more work but sowing seeds and seeing them germinate into fine young plants is so pleasurable and rewarding the extra work is more than worth the results. And don’t forget you can save money.

But the choice is yours, whether to sow your vegetable seeds or to buy young plants.

So, in case you do decide to sow seeds the following planting times for garden vegetables will include seed sowing times as well.

Asparagus

Sowing Time: January to February
Planting Time: April to May
Harvest: May to June

Artichoke – Globe

Sowing Time: Mid February to End of March
Planting Time: April
Harvest: July to September

Artichoke – Jerusalem

Planting Time: Mid March to End April
Harvest: October to following January

Aubergine

Sowing Time: Mid February to end of March
Planting Time: April to May
Harvest: July September

Broad Beans

Sowing Time: January to Mid February
Planting Time: April to early May
Harvest: June to August

French Beans

Sowing Time: January to February
Planting Time: April
Harvest: July to September

Runner Beans

Sowing Time: April
Planting Time: May to June
Harvest: July to October

Beet Leaves

Sowing Time: April
Planting Time: May June
Harvest: June to mid September.

Beetroot

Sowing Time: March to June
Harvest: June to September

Broccoli

Sowing Time: Mid March to May
Planting Time: June to July
Harvest: August to following March

Brussels Sprouts

Sowing Time: February to March
Planting Time: April to June
Harvest: October to following February

Chinese Cabbage

Sowing Time: April to May or July to August
Planting Time: Mid September to Mid November

Spring Cabbage

Sowing Time: July to August
Planting Time: September to October
Harvest Time: Following March to May

Summer Cabbage

Sowing Time: February to March
Planting Time: March to April
Harvest: July to October

Winter Cabbage

Sowing Time: March to Early May
Planting Time: May to July
Harvest: November to following February

Calabrese

Sowing Time: April to May
Planting Time: May to July
Harvest: August to early September

Carrot

Sowing Time: February to June
Harvest: June to October.

Cauliflower

Sowing Time: January to June
Planting Time: March to June
Harvest: Following February to December.

Celeriac

Sowing Time: January to March
Planting Time: May to June
Harvest: November to following February.

Celery

Sowing Time: February to early April
Planting Time: April to June
Harvest: August to following February

Chicory

Sowing Time: May to June
Harvest: October to February

Courgette

Sowing Time: April to June
Harvest: July to October

Cucumber

Sowing Time: March to June
Harvest: June to September

Endive

Sowing Time: March to June
Harvest: August to following February

Garlic

Planting Time: October
Harvest: Following August

Kale

Sowing Time: March to early May
Planting Time: July to August
Harvest: November to following March

Kohl Rabi

Sowing Time: March to June
Harvest: November to following February

Leek

Sowing Time: January to early April
Planting Time: April to June
Harvest: September to following March

Lettuce

Sowing Time: January to May
Harvest Time: All year round

Marrow

Sowing Time: March to May
Planting Time: May to June
Harvest: July to October

Onion

Sowing Time: January to March
Planting Time: End of March to April
Harvest: June to November

Parsnip

Sowing Time: February to April
Harvest: July to following February

Pea

Sowing Time: January to May
Harvest: May to September

Pepper

Sowing Time: December to following March
Planting Time: March to June
Harvest: April to September

Potato

Planting Time: February to May
Harvest: June to October

Radish

Sowing Time: February to July
Harvest: April to September

Rhubarb

Sowing Time: February to end of beginning of May
Planting Time: February to March
Harvest: Two years time April to July

Salsify

Sowing Time: march to April
Harvest: August to following January

Shallot

Planting Time: February to March
Harvest: August to September

Spinach

Sowing Time: March to May
Harvest: All year round

Swede

Sowing Time: April to June
Harvest: September to February

Sweet Corn

Sowing Time: March to May
Planting Time: May to June
Harvest: August to October

Tomato – Indoor

Sowing Time: January to March
Planting Time: April to May
Harvest: June to October

Tomato – Outdoor

Sowing Time: February to April
Planting Time: May to June
Harvest: July to September

Turnip

Sowing Time: March to August
Harvest: May to December

These planting times for garden vegetables are for the UK and should be adjusted to suite your own zone.

Always follow the instructions on your seed packets as this information should be accurate for your own area.

The sowing and planting times will vary even within the UK as different parts of the country are warmer or drier than others and the sowing and planting times for garden vegetables should be adjusted as needed.

If there is a mild spring or autumn, sowing or planting times for garden vegetables can be made earlier or later. So make use of any mild seasons.

Some indoor seed sowing can be started earlier than outdoor sowings, so check your seed packets which should have all this information.