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Four Month Vegetable Seed Plan

Now that its January its about time I started to give some thought to the garden and what vegetables I plan to grow.  I hunted out my seed tin from the garage and was amazed at just how many seed packets I had leftover from last year.   Back in October I was lucky enough to win my choice of 20 packs of seeds from Seed Parade courtesy of a giveaway on My Random Blurb Blog. It was great being able to pick from a selected of both vegetable and flowers seeds.  So not only will I eat well this year but the garden will look and smell wonderful too.


As you can see from the photo I have plenty of seeds to be planting this year(apologies for the poor quality it was taken in poor light and on my mobile phone).  So having sorted through the packets its obvious my greenhouse and windowsills are going to be overrun with seedlings.  

I have two raised beds for vegetables/herbs, an area of the garden that is dedicated to Rhubarb, Strawberries, Raspberries, a Gooseberry bush and for the first time this year a very small Blackcurrant plant courtesy of my fellow blogger Living is a Great Adventure. Last year a small patch of the garden was planted with potatoes, which I will do again this year.  I very nearly forgot about the three apple, one plum, one pear tree and a blueberry bush.
Below is the full list of the vegetables I intend to grow this year, some of these will be started in the greenhouse and later some straight out in the garden.  I will of course be doing some 2-3 weekly sowing of certain vegetables.  


January
Leeks
Onions
Broad Beans
Corn Salad
Tomato's

February
Beetroot
Chillies
Broad Beans
French Beans
Lettuce
Peas
Tomato's
Cucumber

March
Courgettes
Spinach
Squash
Pumpkin
Cucumbers
Broad Beans
Lettuce
Peppermint
Borecole
Carrots
Oregano
Basil
Potatoes

April
Sweetcorn
Pak Choi
Carrots
Chives
Lettuce 
Spinach


Having seen this list on screen, I'm not quite sure how this is all going to fit in the raised beds or work with my crop rotation plan.  I could utilise a small area in the fruit bed but it gets limited sun, and have failures planted here before.

There are certain plants I will not be growing this year. Peppers they just never seem to ripen in time for me, and Cabbage and Cauliflower, after two years of trying and failing I will be giving these a miss.

I am aiming to have leeks that have more substance to them than a piece of cooked spaghetti, and cucumbers that don't succumb to red spider mite for the second year running.

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4 comments:

  1. Very impressive list of vegetables!

    I am going to try to grow my own this year (on a less ambitious scale - thinking tomatoes, beans, aubergines squashes, herbs and maybe one or two other veg) but I'm not much of an expert so any advice would be much appreciated! Will you sow the january ones in the house and then plant them out later?

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  2. Wow, you are very organised and there's nothing wrong with ambition - I always plan for more than is really possible. In the depths of winter garden planning is 70% of what I day dream about!

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  3. EdibleRose - The tomatoes will be grown inside on the window sill, although I do have a small heated propagator I may use. The rest I will chance in the greenhouse, considering the mild winter we are having. Lets hope i've not spoken too soon.
    Good luck with your veg growing, you should have no trouble growing beans in may opinion they are one of the easiest veg to grow. I find that I can only grow Basil in the greenhouse, it always dies when it goes out into the garden.

    Hannah@HomeBaked The based laid plans for the garden in Winter usually get scuppered come Summer when there is either too much or too little rain :)

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  4. You are very lucky to have the space to grow all of that :-)
    This year I am going to concentrate on veg that is expensive to buy in the supermarket.
    I have Mange Tout and Dwarf beans on the go at the moment. Spring onions are good to grow as well because you can use as little as you need. Fingers crossed for some good weather. Last year was a disaster.

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