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Garden Tasks for May

Plant: basil, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflowers, celery, cucumber, dwarf French beans, leeks, runner beans, tomatoes (late May).

Protect: peas, beans, strawberries.

Sow: beans, beetroots, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, parsnip, pumpkin, lettuce, peas, radishes, rocket/arugula, spinach, spring onions, sprouting broccoli, sweet corn, turnips.

Put up: runner bean frame work

Remove: summer-fruiting raspberry flowers


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Great Seed saving workshops!

Attention organic gardeners (of all skill levels): the Cedar Cottage Seed
Savers Collective is looking for several volunteers to support its seed bank
by growing out a couple varieties of seed.

You don’t need to live in the Cedar Cottage neighbourhood to participate! We provide you with free seed
and ongoing support and guidance throughout the growing season. At harvest
time, volunteers may keep half of the bounty for themselves while the other
half is returned to the seed bank. Please email ccseedsavingcollective at if interested. And feel free to visit our blog!

Many thanks from the CC Seed Savers Collective.

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Garden Tasks for April:

Yum...tomatoes in 4 months!

Harvest: radish, arugula

Plant: asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cabbages, cauliflowers, chilies, lettuce, parsley, peas, potatoes, sprouting broccoli, sweet peppers,

Protect: brassicas, carrots, peas

Sow: egg plant, Brussels sprouts, borlotti beans, beet root, cabbages,  cauliflower, radishes, rocket/arugula , parsnip,  spring onions, tomatoes,  sweet peppers, flowers, dwarf French beans

Train: fruit trees

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Garden Tasks for March

Tasks for March

Plant: herbs, onions

Protect: peas

Sow: broad beans, Brussels sprouts, calabrese (cabbages), carrots, cauliflower, celery, herbs, leeks, lettuce, peas, radishes, rocket/arugula, spinach, spring onions, sprouting broccoli, sweet peas, turnips

Train: fruit trees

If you plant arugula and radish now you


Plant in March eat in April. Arugula AKA Rocket

maybe harvesting as early as mid April.

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February Garden tasks


Tasks for February

Harvest: leeks, radishes, parsnips, radicchio

Plant: cabbages garlic, shallots.

Protect: broad beans, carrots, peas, cabbages, strawberries

Sow: egg plant, Brussels sprouts, broad beans, beet root, cabbages, cauliflower, radishes, parsnip,  spring onions, tomatoes, sweet peas, herbs, leeks,  turnips

Add compost to the trench for runner beans to prepare for planting in May. You can warm up your soil by covering an area with a layer of black ploythene for a couple of weeks.

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Garden Tasks for January

Garlic from MOBY 2009


Tasks for January

Harvest: chard, leeks, radishes, mustard, radicchio

Plant: cauliflower, garlic

Protect: beans, cabbages, peas, radicchio, radishes, spinach beets

Sow (in green house or in cloche): cabbages, calabrese, cauliflower, radishes

Soon chard will be coming to an end, you can pull them roots and all and add to compost. There is still time to plant garlic, be sure the ground is not frozen or water logged. You can sow a bit earlier, like radishes and beans if you plant under a cloche. A cloches is a bell shaped cover ( like a plastic soda bottle with the bottom cut off) you put over you plants, this will keep the soil under the cloche a few degrees warmer.

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