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When to Sow Vegetables

Wondering when to sow your vegetable seeds? Here at Dobies, our comprehensive range of vegetable seeds includes a great selection ready to sow each month!

Vegetables to Sow in January

January is a good time to sow seeds under glass in the greenhouse, or in a heated propagator if you have one, while there’s nothing much happening outside in the garden. You could try broad...
January is a good time to sow seeds under glass in the greenhouse, or in a heated propagator...
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Vegetables to Sow in February

In February you can start sowing some carrots, parsnip and broad beans in the garden. Under cover you could be adventurous and start off some chillies in the greenhouse or a heated propagator, or how...
In February you can start sowing some carrots, parsnip and broad beans in the garden. Under cover you...
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Vegetables to Sow in March

By March some welcome spring warmth is beginning to heat up the earth and you can start to sow a wide variety of vegetables, such as artichoke, beetroot, parsley or spinach. If you have a...
By March some welcome spring warmth is beginning to heat up the earth and you can start to...
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Vegetables to Sow in April

From April onwards, it’s warm enough to sow a good selection of vegetable varieties directly outside, including carrots, peas, beetroot, winter cabbages, broccoli and salad leaves. In a warm greenhouse, it’s time to start off...
From April onwards, it’s warm enough to sow a good selection of vegetable varieties directly outside, including carrots,...
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Vegetables to Sow in May

By May there’s a great choice of vegetables you can sow directly in their growing space outside, including the brassica family, kale, peas, salad leaves, radish, spinach and swede. Early in the month, it’s best...
By May there’s a great choice of vegetables you can sow directly in their growing space outside, including...
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Vegetables to Sow in June

June brings increasingly warm temperatures and the threat of frost has passed, so it’s safe to sow all sorts of summer and autumn cropping vegetables straight into your outdoor beds, including a selection of beans...
June brings increasingly warm temperatures and the threat of frost has passed, so it’s safe to sow all...
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Vegetables to Sow in July

By July the summer sunshine will be warming the soil and helping all our seeds to germinate well outdoors. This is the time to sow spring cabbage, broad and dwarf French beans, carrot, radish, spinach...
By July the summer sunshine will be warming the soil and helping all our seeds to germinate well...
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Vegetables to Sow in August

In August you can get really speedy results when you sow lettuce and salad leaf seeds. It’s also the month to start off the vegetables you want to enjoy eating towards the end of the...
In August you can get really speedy results when you sow lettuce and salad leaf seeds. It’s also...
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Vegetables to Sow in September

September is the time to sow seeds for the vegetables that will grow in your garden during the colder winter months. Good options are spring onions for the next spring, plus winter lettuces, radish and...
September is the time to sow seeds for the vegetables that will grow in your garden during the...
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Vegetables to Sow in October

October sees the light fading earlier and the temperature cooling, but there are still plenty of seeds you can sow outside in the garden and indoors. These include herbs like basil, as well as staple...
October sees the light fading earlier and the temperature cooling, but there are still plenty of seeds you...
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Vegetables to Sow in November

By November any seeds you sow are going to need some protection from lowering temperatures and potential frosts, but there are lots to get started indoors and out now. Why not try peas, mangetout, broad...
By November any seeds you sow are going to need some protection from lowering temperatures and potential frosts,...
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Vegetables to Sow in December

December is a quiet time in the garden, but you can sow some crops for next year’s harvest, including onions and peas. If you like broad beans, some varieties – like Aquadulce Claudia – can...
December is a quiet time in the garden, but you can sow some crops for next year’s harvest,...
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If you are wondering what vegetables to sow each month, then you are in the best place. Whether you’re starting to grow spring vegetables in March, summer vegetables in May or autumn/winter vegetables in September, Dobies has a wide range of vegetables to grow on the veg patch or allotment, in every season of the year. Order your veg seeds from Dobies and start planning your great home harvest today.

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