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Create your own Veg calendar for your area

Postby Colin2016 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:59 pm

Came across this site for creating you own veg planting calendar http://gardenfocused.co.uk/calendar-veg ... alised.php

Just select your area & growing items and it will generate a personalised fruit and vegetable growing calendar. It will also automatically generate a crop rotation plan, at the end of the calendar, based on the vegetables you have selected.
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Re: Create your own Veg calendar for your area

Postby Pa Snip » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:37 pm

Wasn't sure what to expect from that, had to look carefully to work out how you set your own planting location.

You select the varieties you wish to grow, press the button and it produces a list which is claimed to be relative to the location you selected reminding you what to sow & plant and when.

It is a useful list for those who don't have a good book to follow in a more in depth manner. It is the sort of thing that would be usefully kept to hand if printed off and placed in a plastic sleeve to keep it dry. I can see this being handy for some, Having printed the results of my list off I shall keep it in my log spring folder.

My selection took 4 pages to print off
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Re: Create your own Veg calendar for your area

Postby Pa Snip » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:45 pm

Sorry this is a bit long, even after I have taken the middle section out.
Just gives you an idea of what the site will produce for you that Colin2016 has suggested

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FRUIT
HERB
VEG
SHRUB
NEWS
TECHNIQUES
FUCHSIA
CALENDAR




Fruit and veg, seeds, bulbs and plants with a 10 per cent discount


CLICK ANY TASK BELOW FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION

TO CHANGE SELECTIONS CLICK HERE


WHEN WHAT TO DO

JAN
January Save inner cardboard tubes from toilet rolls for runner beans etc
January Apple - plant trees
January Apple - prune trees
January Pear - plant trees
January Pear - prune trees
Week 3 Buy or borrow a soil testing kit (Brussels sprouts etc.)
Week 3 Add lime if necessary to reduce soil acidity (Brussels sprouts etc)


FEB
February Apple - plant trees
February Apple - prune trees
February Pear - plant trees
February Pear - prune trees
Week 1 - 2 Leek - sow seed under glass / indoors
Week 1 Cauliflower (early summer) - sow seed indoors
Week 2 on Broccoli (sprouting) - begin to harvest
Week 3 Potatoes- chit / sprout seed potatoes
Week 3 Cauliflower (summer) - prepare ground
Week 3 Cauliflower (autumn) - prepare ground
Week 3 Cabbage (summer) - sow seeds indoors
Week 4 Sweet pepper - sow seeds
Week 4 Peas / mangetout - Sow early types under cloches


MARCH
March Apple - plant trees
March Apple - prune trees
March Pear - plant trees
March Pear - prune trees
Weeks 1 - 2 Carrot - sow seed of early varieties under cloches
Weeks 1 - 2 Leek - thin seedlings sown in containers
Week 1 Squash / pumpkins - prepare soil
Week 2 Brussels Sprouts - sow seed of early varieties
Week 2 Garlic - plant in late winter / spring
Week 2 Peas / mangetout - start to sow seeds of early types outdoors
Week 2 Rhubarb - start to harvest
Week 2 Tomatoes - sow seed inside / greenhouse
Week 3 Cabbage (summer) - sow outdoors
Week 3 Cauliflower (early summer) - harden off
Week 3 Spring Onions - start to sow fortnightly
Week 3 Peas / mangetout - sow maincrop seeds outdoors
Week 4 Beetroot - sow seeds under cloches
Week 4 Brussels Sprouts - thin seedlings as they appear
Week 4 Cauliflower (early summer) - plant out
Week 4 Potatoes - plant out sprouted sets
Week 4 Sweet Peppers - pot up


APRIL
Week 1 Brussels Sprouts - Sow seed of mid to late varieties
Week 1 Onion Sets - plant
Week 1 - 2 Carrot - remove cloches from early sown varieties
Week 1 - 2 Carrot - sow early seed varieties in open
Week 1 Onion Sets - protect from birds for 5 weeks
Week 1 - 2 Strawberries - buy and plant potted plants
Week 2 Beetroot - sow seed in pots indoors
Week 2 Leek - sow seed outside in a temporary seed bed
Week 2 Tomatoes - pot-up young plants
Week 2 Squash / pumpkins - sow seed indoors
Week 3 Broccoli (sprouting) - sow early varieties in seed bed
Week 3 Calabrese (sometimes called broccoli) - sow seed
Week 3 Cauliflower (summer) - weekly feed
Week 3 Courgette - sow seeds indoors
Week 3 Sweetcorn - sow seed indoors / greenhouse
Week 4 Beetroot - sow seed outside
Week 4 French Beans - sow seeds under cloches
Week 4 French Beans - sow seeds in pots indoors
Week 4 Leek - harden off container grown seedlings
Week 4 Parsnip - sow seed outside
Week 4 Sweetcorn - sow seed under cloches




OCT
Week 2 Blackberries - prune when fruting is complete
Week 2 Strawberries - buy runners
Week 3 Cauliflower (autumn) - begin to harvest
Week 3 Squash / pumpkins - take indoors to cure
Week 4 on Leek - begin to harvest
Week 4 Rhubarb - plant crowns up to end of February


NOV
Nov to Feb Blackberries - buy and plant (up to end February)
Week 2 Squash / pumpkins - start to use
Week 3 Brussels Sprouts - begin to harvest
Week 3 Garlic - autumn planting
Week 4 Plum - plant trees from now to early March


DEC
December Apple - plant trees
December Apple - prune trees
December Pear - plant trees
December Pear - prune trees
Dec - Mar Raspberries - buy and plant (up to end February)
Dec - Feb Raspberries (autumn fruiting) - prune




CROP ROTATION PLOT 1
French Beans
Runner Beans
Peas / mangetout

CROP ROTATION PLOT 2
Broccoli Sprouting - Sprouting
Brussels Sprouts
Calabrese
Cabbage - Summer
Cauliflower early summer
Cauliflower early autumn
Swede

CROP ROTATION PLOT 3
Potatoes
Tomatoes
Sweet Peppers

CROP ROTATION PLOT 4
Beetroot
Carrots
Garlic
Leeks
Onions Sets
Parsnips

ANYWHERE / PERMANENT
Courgettes
Squashes and pumpkins
Rhubarb
Sweetcorn

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Re: Create your own Veg calendar for your area

Postby Colin2016 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:19 pm

I print it as a pdf then transfer to my kindle... Would think it could be transferred to smart phone as well.
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Re: Create your own Veg calendar for your area

Postby Westi » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:53 pm

It didn't ask me where I live? Is it picking that up from the computer or printing out the same for everyone, regardless of location? Just a thought?
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Re: Create your own Veg calendar for your area

Postby Pa Snip » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:39 pm

Westi wrote:It didn't ask me where I live? Is it picking that up from the computer or printing out the same for everyone, regardless of location? Just a thought?


Top of page slightly to right, says England Ireland & couple of other countries.
Click on the one applicable to you and a list of locations comes up for your choice

You have of course have t select a nearest location.

Hope that helps you find it
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