A simple planting guide: when to plant vegetables

Check out our quick and easy guide on when to plant vegetables and herbs in the UK, including whether to use seeds or plants and the month’s to harvest them all.

A simple planting guide: when to plant vegetables
Vegetable Use seeds or plants? When to plant  Sowings/  plantings per season  When to harvest?
Baby beetroot Seeds

Apr-Jul

2-3 Jul-Oct
Baby carrots            Seeds Apr-Jun

2-3

Jul-Oct
Chard Seeds Apr-Jul

1-2

Jul-Nov & Feb-Mar
Courgettes &  Squash Seeds/plants May-Jun

1

Jul-Oct
Garlic Sets (cloves) Oct-Nov or Jan-Feb

1

July
Kale Seeds/plants May-Jun

1

Sep-Nov & Feb-Mar
Peashoots & Mangetout Seeds Mar-Jun

2-3

May-Aug
Peppers & Chillies Plants May-June

1

Aug-Oct
New potatoes Seed tubers Mar-Apr & Jul-early Aug

1-2

Jul & Nov
Salads Seeds Mar-Sep

4-6

Apr-Nov
Shallots Sets (small bulbs) March

1

Jul-Aug
Tomatoes Plants May-Jun

1

Jul or Aug-Oct

When to plant herbs

Basil Seeds/plants Late May and again in late Jul

1-2

Jul-Sep
Chervil Seeds Mar-Jul

3-4

May-Nov & Feb-Mar
Coriander Seeds Apr-Jul

3-4

Jul-Sep
Parsley Plants Apr (and Jul if crop fails)

     1-2

Jun-Nov & Feb-March

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