In a nutshell – gardenfocused.co.uk have a free grow your own fruit and veg planning calendar that you can personalise. It even helps you plan crop rotations
Unless you are growing indoors under lights you will need to pay attention to the seasons. I forget from year to year what I need to do in the garden and when. Books are great but they list all sorts of things I’m never going to grow, like broad beans, I really don’t like broad beans. I’m easily distracted by gardening books too and I can go off on tangents for hours. A lot of really good gardening books assume you have a large garden or allotment. Knowing what to plant and when means you can plan for growing veg in pots as well as in long rows if you have the space. I grew gorgeous carrots in pots last year so even if you have a tiny bit of outdoor space, this calendar can still be very useful.
Garden Focused online veg calendar
Along came the Garden Focused website. Not only does it give you information based on your location and weather conditions, it lets you choose the vegetables and fruit you want to grow and produces a free online calendar telling you what to do in each month. And it gives you a quick guide to crop rotation at the end of your calendar. All for free. There is no need to make an account, log in or sign up to anything.
If you are not sure how to plant something, or what variety to choose Garden Focused goes into detail for every vegetable, giving you expert advice in clear simple terms.
The link to the online fruit and vegetable calendar is here www.gardenfocused.co.uk/calendar-veg-personalised.php
All of this is copied with permission from Garden Focused. I have no affiliate relationship with them, I’m not getting anything other than good karma for sharing their good work.
This is my broad bean hating calendar and it has reminded me to prune my apple tree because it is January.
CROP ROTATION PLOT 1
Peas / mangetout
CROP ROTATION PLOT 2
Broccoli Sprouting – Sprouting
Cabbage – Spring
CROP ROTATION PLOT 3
CROP ROTATION PLOT 4
ANYWHERE / PERMANENT
Squashes and pumpkins
If you prefer books to online gardening resources
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I'm Lisa Cole. I'm a designer and writer who lives in Bristol. Less-stuff is about my journey to live a more organised life. I document little things I can change to live more sustainably. I'm not a minimalist!