Gardening takes patience...

The calendar is being loaded

Vegetable and Flower Garden Sowing Calendar

We are busy adding all the vegetables requested and the flowers are on their way!

The sowing calendar

It’s not every day you come across a search bar in which you can find everything you need to know to start growing (an ever-expanding list) of all vegetables and flowers. So how does it work, what to look for and how to use it to your advantage?

Important note: Gardening is a flexible trade, there are many roads that lead to the same results. We have tried to share our knowledge and growth recommendations, if you do it differently, please do!

How to start:

All you need to do is search for what you would like to grow in the search bar, press enter and the results will be shown! Next to that you can also select a specific month in the drop-down menu or get a random suggestion by pressing “try something new”.

What can you sow right now?

Curious to know what you can sow today? Press the “What can I sow today?” button and click the vegetable you want to grow.

Help, I can’t see any vegetables anymore!

To get back to an overview of everything again? Just press the “Show All” button.

Create your own vegetable calendar.

A unique function is creating your own favorites list that you know you’ll want to visit again. Create an account and add items to your favorites by pressing the “Heart” icon next to the name of the vegetable or flower you want to save for later.

Then by clicking the “My favorites” button you will be prompted with all your favorites creating a personalized sowing calendar.

What am I looking at?

I know what you are thinking, that’s great, but how do you read what you see? Let me explain everything!

Germination temp.

10˚C / 24˚C / 30˚C

Transplant time

6-8 weeks

Seed to harvest

40 – 60 days

Spacing

15 – 20cm

Position

Full sun

Hardiness

Hardy -10°C

Germination temperature

Here you will find information about the minimum, optimum and maximum germination temperatures. Displayed accordingly.

min°C / opt°C / max°C

Transplant time

How long does it take for your seedling to be ready to transplant? As it can depend on quite a lot of variables e.g. temperature, moisture and soil, we display a range.

Please note we don’t display germination times since we prefer transplant time.

Seed to harvest

The time it takes from planting a seed to you enjoying the fruits of your labor (pun intended). As with transplant and germination times, a lot can vary, so we display a range.

Spacing

How far should your plants be apart from eachother? The plant spacing is displayed in either two way.

15 – 20cm; meaning 15 to 20cm in all directions.

5 x 30cm; meaning 5cm between plants and 30cm between rows.

Position

Where do you leave your plants? We try to keep it simple by using terms like full sun, half sun or shade. But what does that mean? Full sun is a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight; Partial shade requires about 3 to 6 hours; shade will be okay with less than 3 hours of sunlight.

Hardiness

The minimal temperature your plant can handle. Is the hardy, or not hardy at all? We try to include the minimum temperature it can handle when we have it.
Of course, you can protect plants with fleece so they can still survive below their hardy temperatures.

The timeline

To give you a quick overview of the sowing, transplanting and harvesting dates for each plant, we’ve made the timeline. Please note; the timeline is based on a dutch climate. Zone 8a/8b. If you are growing in a different zone, you may need to adjust the dates to work for you.

If you want to know the earliest date you can start, please look at the general information of all plants where you will find the number of weeks before the last frost date you can start.

To explain the chart, each month is shown by its number; 1 = January, 2 = February, 3 = March, etc.

The light green color represents the time of sowing indoors, a warm greenhouse or heated propagator.

The green color represents the time of sowing outdoors ( when outdoors is shown, indoors is usually also possible)

The darker yellow color represents time to transplant them undercover (in a greenhouse or underneath fleece)

The yellow color represents the time you can transplant them outside

The red color represents the time of harvesting

———  The line seperates the first sowing to the second sowing (like winter sowings)

Please note; the timeline only shows a general overview, the text or blog holds key information about where to start e.g. indoors or outdoors and also things like the hardiness!

0