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Your growing season will depend on where you live in the UK and what the weather is throwing at you. So, it's a good idea to not worry about sticking to specific growing times, just use them as a loose guide. The key is to give it a go, observe, and respond accordingly. If it doesn't work out, try again.

 

 
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VEGETABLES

beetroot, borlotti beans, cauliflowers (winter), chard & perpetual spinach, courgettes, french beans, kale, lettuces, runner beans

FRUIT

✖︎

 

HERBS

basil, bishop's flower, caraway, catnip, french lilac, hyssop (blue + white + pink), jacob's ladder, lavender, lemon balm, lemon bergamot, pennyroyal, white horehound

NATURAL DYE

dyer's greenweed, hibiscus (grown under cover), indigo (grown under cover)

 
 
 
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VEGETABLES

beetroot, borlotti beans, broccoli, carrots, chard & perpetual spinach, chicory, courgettes, cucumbers, endive, florence fennel, french beans, kale, kohlrabi, lettuces, oriental leaves, peas, pumpkins & squash, radishes, rocket, runner beans, salad leaves, spinach, spring onions, swede, turnips

FRUIT

✖︎

HERBS

amaranth, anise hyssop, bishop's flower, borage, calendula, caraway, catnip, chamomile, chives, common mallow, coriander, dill, evening primrose, fennel (green+ bronze), feverfew, french lilac, hyssop (blue + white + pink), jacob's ladder, lavender, lemon balm, lemon bergamot, lesser calmint, linseed, lovage, marjoram, marsh-mallow, meadowsweet, nasturtium, oregano, parsley, pennyroyal, purslane, rosemary, sage, savory (summer + winter), sorrel, thyme, valerian, white horehound, yarrow

NATURAL DYE

black-eyed susan, cornflower, fennel (green + bronze), marigold (french), meadowsweet, safflower, woad, yarrow

 
 
 
 
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VEGETABLES

aubergines, beetroot, borlotti beans, broad beans, brussels sprouts, cabbages (summer +  autumn + winter), calabrese,
cardoons, cauliflowers (summer + autumn), celeriac, celery, chard & perpetual spinach, chicory, chilli peppers, courgettes, cucumbers & gherkins, endive, french beans, glove artichokes, 
kale, leeks, lettuces, peas, peppers, pumpkins & squash, runner beans, sprouting broccoli, sweet potatoes, sweetcorn, tomatoes

FRUIT

cape gooseberry, melons, strawberries

 

HERBS

amaranth, anise hyssop, basil, bay, bishop's flower,borage, calamint, calendula, caraway, catnip, chamomile, chives, common mallow, coriander, dill, evening primrose, fennel (green + bronze), feverfew, french lilac, hyssop (blue + white + pink), jacob's ladder, lavender, lemon balm, lemon bergamot, lesser calamint, linseed, lovage, marjoram, marsh-mallow, meadowsweet, mint, nasturtium, oregano, parsley, pennyroyal, purslane, rosemary, sage, savory (summer + winter), thyme, valerian, white horehound, yarrow

NATURAL DYE

black-eyed susan, cornflower, dyer's coreopsis, dyer's greenweed, dyer's woodruff, fennel (green + bronze), golden rod, hollyhocks, madder, meadowsweet, safflower, st john's wort, sunflower (hopi black dye), weld, woad, yarrow 

 
 

 
 
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VEGETABLES

asparagus, broad beans, cabbage (spring + summer), calabrese,
carrots, cauliflowers (summer), chard & perpetual spinach, courgettes, florence fennel, french beans, garlic, globe artichokes, kale, kohlrabi, lettuces, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, rocket, runner beans,
rhubarb, salad leaves, sorrel, spinach, spring onions, turnips

FRUIT 

cherries, currants (black + red + white), figs, gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries

HERBS

amaranth, angelica, anise hyssop, basil, bay, betony, bishop's flower, borage, calendula, caraway, catnip, chamomile, chervil, chives, common mallow, coriander, cowslip, dill, evening primrose, fennel (green, bronze), feverfew, french lilac, good king henry, hyssop (blue + white + pink), jacob's ladder, lemon balm, lemon bergamot, lesser calamint, linseed, lovage, marjoram, marsh-mallow, meadowsweet, milk thistle, mint, nasturtium, oregano, oxeye daisy, parsley, pennyroyal, primrose, purslane, rosemary, sage, savory (summer + winter), sweet cicely, thyme, valerian, vervain, vipers bugloss, white horehound, wormwood, yarrow

NATURAL DYE

black-eyed susan, cornflower, cosmos, dyer's chamomile, dyer's coreopsis, dyer's greenweed, fennel (green + bronze), golden rod, hibiscus, hollyhock, indigo  (before the flowers open), lady's bedstraw, larkspur, marigold (french), meadowsweet, peony, rhubarb, snapdragon, st john's wort, weld, yarrow

 

 
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WATERING

Watering takes on a new priority, especially for newly emerging seedlings and transplanted crops. Develop the habit of watering first thing in the morning, and if there happens to be a heatwave, give your plants a drink in the evening too. Make sure you keep the stream of water directed at the root zone. 

MULCH

Mulch is water's best friend. It helps regulate soil temperature, keeps in moisture, suppress weeds and as mulch breaks down it provides valuable food to your patch. 

FEEDING

Make your own nutritional liquid- feed from seaweed, comfrey or nettles and give to greedy plants such as beetroot, brassicas, celery, tomatoes etc. 

 

HARVESTING

Harvest crops as they are ready as their freshness declines with age. This also frees the space for other crops. 

PLANTING

As space comes available, lightly cultivate the ground, add fresh compost and sow or plant.

SUPPORT

Make sure that plants are correctly tied in to their supports.

WEEDING

Stay on top of weeding. 

PESTS

If pests strike, have natural remedies at hand to act quickly. 

 

 
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VEGETABLES

borlotti beans, cabbages (spring), cauliflower (winter), chard & perpetual spinach, french beans, kale, lettuces 

FRUIT

✖︎

 

HERBS

✖︎

NATURAL DYE

dyer's greenweed, hibiscus (grown under cover), indigo (grown under cover), yarrow

 
 
 
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VEGETABLES

beetroot, borlotti beans, carrots, chard & perpetual spinach, chicory, endive, florence fennel, french beans, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuces, oriental leaves, peas, radishes, rocket, salad leaves, spinach, spring onions, sprouting broccoli, turnips

FRUIT

✖︎

 

HERBS

anise hyssop, bishop's flower, catnip, chives, coriander, fennel (green + bronze), french lilac, hyssop (blue + white + pink), jacob's ladder, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, oregano, parsley, pennyroyal, purslane, rosemary, white horehound, yarrow 

NATURAL DYE

fennel (green + bronze)  

 
 
 
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VEGETABLES

beetroot, borlotti beans, broad beans, cauliflower (winter), chard & perpetual spinach, chicory, courgettes, endive, french beans, kale, lettuces, pumpkins & squash, runner beans, salad leaves, spring onions, sprouting broccoli

FRUIT

✖︎

 

HERBS

anise hyssop, bishop's flower, catnip, chives, coriander, fennel (green + bronze), french lilac, hyssop (blue + white + pink), jacob's ladder, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, oregano, parsley, purslane, rosemary, white horehound, yarrow

NATURAL DYE PLANTS

dyer's greenweed, dyer's woodruff, fennel (green + bronze), yarrow

 
 

 
 
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VEGETABLES

aubergines, beetroot, broad beans, cabbages (summer + autumn), calabrese, carrots, cauliflower (summer), celery, chard & perpetual spinach, chicory, hillies & peppers, courgettes, cucumbers & gherkins, florence fennel, french beans, garlic, globe artichokes, kale, kohl rabi, lettuces, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, rocket, runner beans, salad leaves, shallots, spinach, spring onions, oriental mustards, peas, potatoes, rhubarb, runner beans, shallots, sorrel, spinach, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips

FRUIT

apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, currants (black + red + white), damsons, figs, gooseberries, greengages, loganberries, melons, nectarines, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries

HERBS

amaranth, angelica, anise hyssop, basil, bay, betony, bishop's flower, borage, calendula, caraway, catnip, chamomile, chives, common mallow, coriander, cowslip, dill, evening primrose, fennel (green + bronze), french lilac, good king henry, hyssop (blue + white + pink), jacob's ladder, lavender, lemon balm, lemon bergamot, lesser calamint, linseed, lovage, marjoram, marsh-mallow, meadowsweet, milk thistle, mint, nasturtium, oregano, oxeye daisy, parsley pennyroyal, purslane, rosemary, sage, sweet cicely, thyme, valerian, vervain, vipers bugloss, white horehound, wormwood, yarrow

NATURAL DYE 

black-eyed susan, cornflower, dahlias, dyer's chamomile, dyer’s coreopsis, dyer's greenweed, fennel (green + bronze), golden rod, hibiscus, hollyhocks, hydrangeas, indigo (before the flowers open), lady's bedstraw, larkspur, marigold (french), meadowsweet, peonies, rhubarb, snapdragon, st john's wort, weld, woad (1st year - leaves), yarrow, zinnias

 

 
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WATERING

Make sure you keep a good routine up when it comes to watering. Your crops will need it during the long, hot days of July. It's a good to water first thing in the morning, and if there happens to be a heatwave, give your plants a drink in the evening too. Make sure you keep the stream of water directed at the root zone. 

WEEDING

Keep the weeds under control. 

FEEDING

Make your own nutritional liquid- feed from seaweed, comfrey or nettles and give to greedy plants such as beetroot, brassicas, celery, tomatoes etc. 

THINNING

Vegetables that have been sown in succession will need thinning and appropriate spacing.  

SUCCESSIONAL SOWING

Keep up with successional sowing. By sowing little and often you will avoid having a glut of produce all at one time.

HARVESTING 

Harvest crops as they are ready as their freshness declines with age. This also frees the space for other crops. 

PESTS

If pests strike, have natural remedies at hand to act quickly.

 

 

 
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VEGETABLES

cabbages (spring), chard & perpetual spinach, kale, lettuces  

FRUIT

✖︎

 

HERBS

✖︎

NATURAL DYE

dyer's greenweed, hibiscus (grown under cover), indigo (grown under cover)

 
 
 
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VEGETABLES

beetroot, cabbages (spring), carrots, chard & perpetual chicory, spinach, endive, kohlrabi, lettuces, radishes, rocket, salad leaves, spinach, spring onions, oriental leaves, turnips 

FRUIT

✖︎

 

HERBS

bishop's flower, chervil, lavender, yarrow 

NATURAL DYE

dyer's chamomile, yarrow

 
 
 
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VEGETABLES

cauliflowers (winter + spring), chard & perpetual spinach, french beans, kale, lettuces, sprouting broccoli,  

FRUIT

strawberries

 

HERBS

bishop's flower, lavender, yarrow 

NATURAL DYE

dyer's woodruff, yarrow

 
 

 
 
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VEGETABLES

aubergines, beetroot, borlotti beans, broad beans, cabbages (summer + autumn), calabrese, carrots, cauliflowers (summer), celery, chard & perpetual spinach, chicory, chillies & peppers, courgettes, cucumbers & gherkins, endive, florence fennel, french beans, garlic, globe artichokes, kale, kohlrabi, lettuces, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radishes, rocket, runner beans, salad leaves, shallots, sorrel, spinach, spring onions, summer squash, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips

FRUIT

apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, currants (black + red + white), damsons, figs, grapes, greengages, gooseberries, japanese wineberries, loganberries, melons, mulberries, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, raspberries, strawberries

HERBS

amaranth, angelica, anise hyssop, basil, bay, betony, bishop's flower, borage, calendula, caraway, catnip, chamomile, chives, common mallow, coriander, cowslip, dill, echinacea, evening primrose, fennel (green + bronze), french lilac, good king henry, hyssop (blue + white + pink), jacob's ladder, lavender, lemon balm, lemon bergamot, lesser calamint, linseed, lovage, marjoram, marsh-mallow, meadowsweet, milk thistle, mint, nasturtium, oregano, oxeye daisy, parsley, pennyroyal, purslane, rosemary, sage, sweet cicely, thyme, valerian, vervain, vipers bugloss, white horehound, wormwood, yarrow

NATURAL DYE

black-eyed susan, cornflower, dahlias, dyer's chamomile, dyer’s coreopsis, dyer's greenweed, fennel (green + bronze), golden rod, hibiscus, hollyhocks, hydrangeas, indigo (before the flowers open), lady's bedstraw, larkspur, marigold (french), meadowsweet, peonies, rhubarb, safflower, snapdragon, st john's wort, weld, woad (1st year - leaves), yarrow, zinnias

 

 
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WATERING

Make sure you keep a good routine up when it comes to watering. Your crops will need it during the long, hot days of July. It's a good to water first thing in the morning, and if there happens to be a heatwave, give your plants a drink in the evening too. Make sure you keep the stream of water directed at the root zone. 

FEEDING

Make your own nutritional liquid- feed from seaweed, comfrey or nettles and give to greedy plants such as beetroot, brassicas, celery, tomatoes etc. 

HARVESTING 

Harvest crops as they are ready as their freshness declines with age. This also frees the space for other crops. 

WEEDING

Keep the weeds under control. 

PESTS

If pests strike, have natural remedies at hand to act quickly.