Calendar

Plot Design – Calendar

Time

Tasks

Late Nov(19th-30th)

Cover plot with black plastic to keep it warm and reduce weed growth.

Early Dec(1st-16th)
Late Dec(17th-31st)
Early Jan(1st-20th)

Setting up cordon canes and walkway stepping stones.

Sow Lathyrus odoratus ‘Midnight’ & ‘White Supreme’ under cover.

Sow Vicia faba ‘Aquadulce’ & Pisum sativum ‘Bijou’ under cover (to try for one row).

Late Jan(21st-31st)

Build / put up supports for broad beans and edible peas.

Second sowing of Lathyrus odoratus ‘Midnight’ & ‘White Supreme’ if the first have not germinated.

Early Feb(1st-17th)

Sow Vicia faba ‘Aquadulce’ outdoors (for second row).

Sow Viola x wittrockiana ‘Black Moon’ & ‘Padparaja’ under cover in a cool spot.

Late Feb(18th-28th)

Sow Dianthus chinensis heddewigii ‘Black and White Minstrels’ under cover.

Sow Pisum sativum ‘Bijou’ outdoors (for second row). Requires cloche.

Second sowing of Viola x wittrockiana ‘Black Moon’ & ‘Padparaja’ under cover in a cool spot if first have not germinated.

Early Mar(1st – 17th)

Sow Tropaeolum majus ‘Princess of India’ & Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Majesty’ under cover.

Sow Beta vulgaris ‘Albino’ outdoors (one row). Requires cloche.

Resow Dianthus chinensis heddewigii ‘Black and White Minstrels’ under cover if necessary.

Put lettuce seed in fridge / cold place if possible.

Prick out Viola x wittrockiana ‘Black Moon’ & ‘Padparaja’.

Late Mar(18th – 31st)

Sow Papaver somniferum ‘Black Peony’ outdoors.

Sow Calendula officinalis ‘Neon’ under cover.

Sow Beta vulgaris ‘Albino’ outdoors (second row) & Latuca sativa ‘Reine des Glaces’ (first row). Require cloches.

Sow Allium cepa ‘Sturon’ sets.

Prick out Dianthus chinensis heddewigii

Resow Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Majesty’ under cover if necessary.

Early Apr(1st – 14th)

Sow Iberis crenata & Ammi majus ‘Graceland’ outdoors.

Sow Latuca sativa ‘Reine des Glaces’ (second row). Requires cloche.

Prick out Calendula officinalis ‘Neon’.

Thin out Lettuce, Beetroot.

Acclimatise Calendula, Viola, Sweet peas..

Alternative planting of Calendula officinalis ‘Neon’ outdoors.

Late Apr(15th-30th)

Start nipping side shoots on Sweet peas.

Thin out Poppies, Lettuce, Beetroot.

Resow Papaver somniferum ‘Black Peony’ outdoors if necessary.

Resow Ammi majus ‘Graceland’ outdoors if neccessary.

Early May(1st – 14th)

+Last frost should be around now+

Thin out Iberis, Bishop’s Weed.

Acclimatise Pennisetum, Dianthus, Nasturtium.

Late May(15th-31st) Transplanting, cloche removal if warm, weeding, thinning.
Early Jun(1st – 16th) Weeding, watering.
Late Jun(17th– 30th) Viva on 28th.

Colour Key
Sowing
Acclimatising
General plant tasks
General tasks / notes (other)
Second sowings

 

 Calendar is subject to change depending on the vagaries of the weather.

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