Growing vegetables is both a pleasurable pastime and a guaranteed method of providing tasty, nutritious food to you and your family. It is also a great way to save money on your shopping bills. But for vegetable growing to be effective, it is important to know what to plant and when to plant it. That’s why I’ve put together the ultimate vegetable planting calendar, which will tell you what you need to know when starting your own vegetable patch.
The vegetable planner is an amazing reference piece for those who want to grow their own produce. I will also be revealing my top vegetable of the month throughout 2019, which you can use as inspiration for filling plots with delicious crops.
Being organised when deciding to grow your own vegetables is important, as you can easily miss a growing season or plant too much at the wrong time. Use the vegetable planting calendar to grips with what to put into the ground each month.
Again, the planting calendar is your greatest tool, as it will tell you the length of time between planting and harvesting of each vegetable.
Making the right choice when it comes to growing vegetables can save you time, money and effort. Most vegetables require a sunny position to grow in and if you have a heavily shaded garden, you may need to consider crops that will thrive in these conditions. Peas, spinach and radicchio are good choices for shade. Other crops may grow but will not reach their full potential.
Finally, remember to choose vegetables that you are going to have time to grow. Someone who has little time to spare for growing should opt for low-maintenance vegetables such as asparagus, while someone with plenty of time on their hands can focus on a more intensive crops like tomatoes. Planting too many crops will increase the workload, so stick with what you can manage.