What to sow

Artichoke, globe

Courgettes

Cucumber (under cover)

Florence fennel

French and other beans

Kale

Melon

Peas

Radish

Rhubarb

Runner beans (under cover)

Spinach/chard

Swede

Sweet corn (under cover)

Turnips

What to plant

Asparagus

Figs

Potatoes

Other jobs on the plot

Prepare wigwams and structures of canes for peas and beans to grow up. Prepare netting cages to protect brassicas.

Collect nettles and comfrey leaves, fill a bucket tight with them and top up with rainwater. After a week or two they will have become a rich (but very smelly) liquid plant food. Dilute 1:10 with water.

Globe artichokes – remove rooted offsets that grow around the edges of the main plant and plant them separately for further years. Each plant will crop well for about three years and can then be composted.

Fresh from the plot

Broccoli – early sprouting

Leeks

Lettuce

Rhubarb

Spinach, chard

Turnips