What to sow

Carrots

Pak choi

Radish

What to plant out

Celery

Courgettes

Florence fennel

Kale

Leeks

Melon

Peas

Swede

Turnips

Other jobs on the plot

This is the time for formative pruning of young cherry trees, for example to train them in a fan shape against a wall. It’s also the time of year for pruning plum trees.

Check apricot trees – if they have produced a large number of fruits then these can be thinned out to a few inches between each fruit.

Prune fig trees to remove the shoot tips from fresh growth.

Erect canes in the greenhouse for tomatoes, cucumbers and other climbers. Ventilate daily for the next three months unless there is a cold snap (an automated vent will help with this).

Pinch out side-shoots from vine tomatoes.

Check crops sown in rows from seed and thin out where necessary.


Fresh from the plot

Artichoke, globe

Asparagus

Broad beans

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Chinese cabbage

Courgettes

Currants – red

Florence fennel

French beans

Gooseberries

Lettuce

Onions

Pak choi

Peas

Potatoes

Radish

Rhubarb

Spinach, chard

Strawberries

Turnips

What to store or process

Artichoke, globe