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2024 Sowing Calendar and Vegetable Garden Diary, both signed

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Calendar of Vegetable Sowing Dates 2024


My best sowing dates to hang on your wall. Each month of the growing season has my favourite sowing dates for each vegetable, to increase the likelihood of successful harvests. Every date is based on decades of fine-tuning from observations and learning.

  • Use these dates to help you enjoy a regular supply of fresh produce through all four seasons.

As well as sowing dates, I have added a brief vegetable growing summary for every month, to help you keep on track. There are also tips for successful growing using no dig, as well as useful information on multisowing – the reasons why I recommend it and a table giving my recommendations for multisowing of different vegetables. The calendar also includes beautiful and informative photos from my garden at Homeacres.

The calendar sowing dates are for a Zone 8b climate in southern UK. You can use this calendar in different climates, with a little adjustment to the dates. If your climate is cooler, sow later by one to four weeks in spring, then sow a week or two earlier in summer and autumn, from the solstice onwards.

My recommended dates are not always the same as you will read on the packet of seeds! For some reason, they pay little attention to flowering dates. For example, I do not recommend sowing spinach, as in true spinach not leaf beet, from late April through to late July. That way you avoid its flowering season. By sowing either very early in the year or in August, you are far more likely to enjoy a long season of harvest. For a monthly summary of which seeds are best to sow when, in a temperate climate, see my sowing timeline. There is also a version for the southern hemisphere.

We also offer an advice newsletter, a weekly reminder of what best to sow, transplant, harvest and other jobs, for the week ahead. It's £5 monthly from February to October, and includes contributions from new grower Anna, who helped with this calendar, and from other no dig gardeners who are enjoying success around the world – see also our International page.

Climate plus natural growth cycles
My sowing dates are based on the season, the climate, and the natural growth cycle of each vegetable. For example, your peas will succeed much better when you sow in spring rather than summer. That's because peas grow most healthily and abundantly during months when the days are getting longer. Sow at the best time of year for each different vegetable.

Dates are based secondarily on moon phases. Within the best seasonal times, the moon cycles sometimes give even better times!


Solar and lunar
I combine two aspects of moon movements for calculating top sowing dates:


One is the phases of root-flower-leaf-fruit, based on whether the moon is passing through an astrological sign with earth-air-water-fire qualities.


The other is waxing and waning. Where possible, sow on a waxing moon for faster emergence and stronger growth, especially just before full moon.


Sun and moon give a framework of action, rather than a rigid rulebook. Many dates have sowing possibilities – there are few dates when all of the good aspects are present.


———


Great calendar for the veg grower. No other comes close.

Steve Lang, February 2022


———


The calendar is A4 opening to A3, and is hole-punched, for hanging on a wall – 32 pages printed on 200 gsm Premium Gloss Paper, with a 350 gsm cover.


———


Vegetable Garden Diary


A manual of gardening to inform and inspire you, packed with illustrations – introduced by Darina Allen.

Three quarters of the book is my advice on how to grow great crops. One quarter is diary space. Use it year after year –  it has an ‘any year’ format.

Advice in the diary section is linked to each week of the season, and includes:

  • The advantages of no dig, for less time needed
  • Sowing seed at the best moment – seeds will neither fail in cold nor start too late
  • Sowing and planting methods, plus raising plants at home
  • Maintaining control of weeds through timely mulching and hoeing
  • How to feed soil, for strong and healthy growth, more easily
  • When and how to make all the harvests, with advice on storing produce


This is a garden companion of seasonal prompts. You can add your own additions, all in the context of precise information about how to grow great vegetables, and then keep this valuable information for future reference.

The diary is wire-bound for easy use, and the cover is laminated on both sides for greater longevity and to prevent curling.GMG awards logo from current webpage: https://charlesdowding.co.uk/product/charles-dowdings-vegetable-garden-diary/


The diary was one of six finalists for Practical Book of the Year at the GMG Awards (Gardening Oscars) in London, November 2017. The winner was my joint book, No Dig Organic Home & Garden.


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Very easy to use on a day-to-day basis when looking for information about no dig. It is suitable to use outside when gardening and there is room to make your own notes. I have found this very helpful. Annabelle Harrison, April 2021

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2024 Sowing Calendar and Vegetable Garden Diary, both signed

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Calendar of Vegetable Sowing Dates 2024


My best sowing dates to hang on your wall. Each month of the growing season has my favourite sowing dates for each vegetable, to increase the likelihood of successful harvests. Every date is based on decades of fine-tuning from observations and learning.

  • Use these dates to help you enjoy a regular supply of fresh produce through all four seasons.

As well as sowing dates, I have added a brief vegetable growing summary for every month, to help you keep on track. There are also tips for successful growing using no dig, as well as useful information on multisowing – the reasons why I recommend it and a table giving my recommendations for multisowing of different vegetables. The calendar also includes beautiful and informative photos from my garden at Homeacres.

The calendar sowing dates are for a Zone 8b climate in southern UK. You can use this calendar in different climates, with a little adjustment to the dates. If your climate is cooler, sow later by one to four weeks in spring, then sow a week or two earlier in summer and autumn, from the solstice onwards.

My recommended dates are not always the same as you will read on the packet of seeds! For some reason, they pay little attention to flowering dates. For example, I do not recommend sowing spinach, as in true spinach not leaf beet, from late April through to late July. That way you avoid its flowering season. By sowing either very early in the year or in August, you are far more likely to enjoy a long season of harvest. For a monthly summary of which seeds are best to sow when, in a temperate climate, see my sowing timeline. There is also a version for the southern hemisphere.

We also offer an advice newsletter, a weekly reminder of what best to sow, transplant, harvest and other jobs, for the week ahead. It's £5 monthly from February to October, and includes contributions from new grower Anna, who helped with this calendar, and from other no dig gardeners who are enjoying success around the world – see also our International page.

Climate plus natural growth cycles
My sowing dates are based on the season, the climate, and the natural growth cycle of each vegetable. For example, your peas will succeed much better when you sow in spring rather than summer. That's because peas grow most healthily and abundantly during months when the days are getting longer. Sow at the best time of year for each different vegetable.

Dates are based secondarily on moon phases. Within the best seasonal times, the moon cycles sometimes give even better times!


Solar and lunar
I combine two aspects of moon movements for calculating top sowing dates:


One is the phases of root-flower-leaf-fruit, based on whether the moon is passing through an astrological sign with earth-air-water-fire qualities.


The other is waxing and waning. Where possible, sow on a waxing moon for faster emergence and stronger growth, especially just before full moon.


Sun and moon give a framework of action, rather than a rigid rulebook. Many dates have sowing possibilities – there are few dates when all of the good aspects are present.


———


Great calendar for the veg grower. No other comes close.

Steve Lang, February 2022


———


The calendar is A4 opening to A3, and is hole-punched, for hanging on a wall – 32 pages printed on 200 gsm Premium Gloss Paper, with a 350 gsm cover.


———


Vegetable Garden Diary


A manual of gardening to inform and inspire you, packed with illustrations – introduced by Darina Allen.

Three quarters of the book is my advice on how to grow great crops. One quarter is diary space. Use it year after year –  it has an ‘any year’ format.

Advice in the diary section is linked to each week of the season, and includes:

  • The advantages of no dig, for less time needed
  • Sowing seed at the best moment – seeds will neither fail in cold nor start too late
  • Sowing and planting methods, plus raising plants at home
  • Maintaining control of weeds through timely mulching and hoeing
  • How to feed soil, for strong and healthy growth, more easily
  • When and how to make all the harvests, with advice on storing produce


This is a garden companion of seasonal prompts. You can add your own additions, all in the context of precise information about how to grow great vegetables, and then keep this valuable information for future reference.

The diary is wire-bound for easy use, and the cover is laminated on both sides for greater longevity and to prevent curling.GMG awards logo from current webpage: https://charlesdowding.co.uk/product/charles-dowdings-vegetable-garden-diary/


The diary was one of six finalists for Practical Book of the Year at the GMG Awards (Gardening Oscars) in London, November 2017. The winner was my joint book, No Dig Organic Home & Garden.


———


Very easy to use on a day-to-day basis when looking for information about no dig. It is suitable to use outside when gardening and there is room to make your own notes. I have found this very helpful. Annabelle Harrison, April 2021

Calendar of Vegetable Sowing Dates 2024


My best sowing dates to hang on your wall. Each month of the growing season has my favourite sowing dates for each vegetable, to increase the likelihood of successful harvests. Every date is based on decades of fine-tuning from observations and learning.

  • Use these dates to help you enjoy a regular supply of fresh produce through all four seasons.

As well as sowing dates, I have added a brief vegetable growing summary for every month, to help you keep on track. There are also tips for successful growing using no dig, as well as useful information on multisowing – the reasons why I recommend it and a table giving my recommendations for multisowing of different vegetables. The calendar also includes beautiful and informative photos from my garden at Homeacres.

The calendar sowing dates are for a Zone 8b climate in southern UK. You can use this calendar in different climates, with a little adjustment to the dates. If your climate is cooler, sow later by one to four weeks in spring, then sow a week or two earlier in summer and autumn, from the solstice onwards.

My recommended dates are not always the same as you will read on the packet of seeds! For some reason, they pay little attention to flowering dates. For example, I do not recommend sowing spinach, as in true spinach not leaf beet, from late April through to late July. That way you avoid its flowering season. By sowing either very early in the year or in August, you are far more likely to enjoy a long season of harvest. For a monthly summary of which seeds are best to sow when, in a temperate climate, see my sowing timeline. There is also a version for the southern hemisphere.

We also offer an advice newsletter, a weekly reminder of what best to sow, transplant, harvest and other jobs, for the week ahead. It's £5 monthly from February to October, and includes contributions from new grower Anna, who helped with this calendar, and from other no dig gardeners who are enjoying success around the world – see also our International page.

Climate plus natural growth cycles
My sowing dates are based on the season, the climate, and the natural growth cycle of each vegetable. For example, your peas will succeed much better when you sow in spring rather than summer. That's because peas grow most healthily and abundantly during months when the days are getting longer. Sow at the best time of year for each different vegetable.

Dates are based secondarily on moon phases. Within the best seasonal times, the moon cycles sometimes give even better times!


Solar and lunar
I combine two aspects of moon movements for calculating top sowing dates:


One is the phases of root-flower-leaf-fruit, based on whether the moon is passing through an astrological sign with earth-air-water-fire qualities.


The other is waxing and waning. Where possible, sow on a waxing moon for faster emergence and stronger growth, especially just before full moon.


Sun and moon give a framework of action, rather than a rigid rulebook. Many dates have sowing possibilities – there are few dates when all of the good aspects are present.


———


Great calendar for the veg grower. No other comes close.

Steve Lang, February 2022


———


The calendar is A4 opening to A3, and is hole-punched, for hanging on a wall – 32 pages printed on 200 gsm Premium Gloss Paper, with a 350 gsm cover.


———


Vegetable Garden Diary


A manual of gardening to inform and inspire you, packed with illustrations – introduced by Darina Allen.

Three quarters of the book is my advice on how to grow great crops. One quarter is diary space. Use it year after year –  it has an ‘any year’ format.

Advice in the diary section is linked to each week of the season, and includes:

  • The advantages of no dig, for less time needed
  • Sowing seed at the best moment – seeds will neither fail in cold nor start too late
  • Sowing and planting methods, plus raising plants at home
  • Maintaining control of weeds through timely mulching and hoeing
  • How to feed soil, for strong and healthy growth, more easily
  • When and how to make all the harvests, with advice on storing produce


This is a garden companion of seasonal prompts. You can add your own additions, all in the context of precise information about how to grow great vegetables, and then keep this valuable information for future reference.

The diary is wire-bound for easy use, and the cover is laminated on both sides for greater longevity and to prevent curling.GMG awards logo from current webpage: https://charlesdowding.co.uk/product/charles-dowdings-vegetable-garden-diary/


The diary was one of six finalists for Practical Book of the Year at the GMG Awards (Gardening Oscars) in London, November 2017. The winner was my joint book, No Dig Organic Home & Garden.


———


Very easy to use on a day-to-day basis when looking for information about no dig. It is suitable to use outside when gardening and there is room to make your own notes. I have found this very helpful. Annabelle Harrison, April 2021

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Calendar of Vegetable Sowing Dates 2024


My best sowing dates to hang on your wall. Each month of the growing season has my favourite sowing dates for each vegetable, to increase the likelihood of successful harvests. Every date is based on decades of fine-tuning from observations and learning.

  • Use these dates to help you enjoy a regular supply of fresh produce through all four seasons.

As well as sowing dates, I have added a brief vegetable growing summary for every month, to help you keep on track. There are also tips for successful growing using no dig, as well as useful information on multisowing – the reasons why I recommend it and a table giving my recommendations for multisowing of different vegetables. The calendar also includes beautiful and informative photos from my garden at Homeacres.

The calendar sowing dates are for a Zone 8b climate in southern UK. You can use this calendar in different climates, with a little adjustment to the dates. If your climate is cooler, sow later by one to four weeks in spring, then sow a week or two earlier in summer and autumn, from the solstice onwards.

My recommended dates are not always the same as you will read on the packet of seeds! For some reason, they pay little attention to flowering dates. For example, I do not recommend sowing spinach, as in true spinach not leaf beet, from late April through to late July. That way you avoid its flowering season. By sowing either very early in the year or in August, you are far more likely to enjoy a long season of harvest. For a monthly summary of which seeds are best to sow when, in a temperate climate, see my sowing timeline. There is also a version for the southern hemisphere.

We also offer an advice newsletter, a weekly reminder of what best to sow, transplant, harvest and other jobs, for the week ahead. It's £5 monthly from February to October, and includes contributions from new grower Anna, who helped with this calendar, and from other no dig gardeners who are enjoying success around the world – see also our International page.

Climate plus natural growth cycles
My sowing dates are based on the season, the climate, and the natural growth cycle of each vegetable. For example, your peas will succeed much better when you sow in spring rather than summer. That's because peas grow most healthily and abundantly during months when the days are getting longer. Sow at the best time of year for each different vegetable.

Dates are based secondarily on moon phases. Within the best seasonal times, the moon cycles sometimes give even better times!


Solar and lunar
I combine two aspects of moon movements for calculating top sowing dates:


One is the phases of root-flower-leaf-fruit, based on whether the moon is passing through an astrological sign with earth-air-water-fire qualities.


The other is waxing and waning. Where possible, sow on a waxing moon for faster emergence and stronger growth, especially just before full moon.


Sun and moon give a framework of action, rather than a rigid rulebook. Many dates have sowing possibilities – there are few dates when all of the good aspects are present.


———


Great calendar for the veg grower. No other comes close.

Steve Lang, February 2022


———


The calendar is A4 opening to A3, and is hole-punched, for hanging on a wall – 32 pages printed on 200 gsm Premium Gloss Paper, with a 350 gsm cover.


———


Vegetable Garden Diary


A manual of gardening to inform and inspire you, packed with illustrations – introduced by Darina Allen.

Three quarters of the book is my advice on how to grow great crops. One quarter is diary space. Use it year after year –  it has an ‘any year’ format.

Advice in the diary section is linked to each week of the season, and includes:

  • The advantages of no dig, for less time needed
  • Sowing seed at the best moment – seeds will neither fail in cold nor start too late
  • Sowing and planting methods, plus raising plants at home
  • Maintaining control of weeds through timely mulching and hoeing
  • How to feed soil, for strong and healthy growth, more easily
  • When and how to make all the harvests, with advice on storing produce


This is a garden companion of seasonal prompts. You can add your own additions, all in the context of precise information about how to grow great vegetables, and then keep this valuable information for future reference.

The diary is wire-bound for easy use, and the cover is laminated on both sides for greater longevity and to prevent curling.GMG awards logo from current webpage: https://charlesdowding.co.uk/product/charles-dowdings-vegetable-garden-diary/


The diary was one of six finalists for Practical Book of the Year at the GMG Awards (Gardening Oscars) in London, November 2017. The winner was my joint book, No Dig Organic Home & Garden.


———


Very easy to use on a day-to-day basis when looking for information about no dig. It is suitable to use outside when gardening and there is room to make your own notes. I have found this very helpful. Annabelle Harrison, April 2021

2024 Sowing Calendar and Vegetable Garden Diary, both signed

£ 17 
Buy now

Calendar of Vegetable Sowing Dates 2024


My best sowing dates to hang on your wall. Each month of the growing season has my favourite sowing dates for each vegetable, to increase the likelihood of successful harvests. Every date is based on decades of fine-tuning from observations and learning.

  • Use these dates to help you enjoy a regular supply of fresh produce through all four seasons.

As well as sowing dates, I have added a brief vegetable growing summary for every month, to help you keep on track. There are also tips for successful growing using no dig, as well as useful information on multisowing – the reasons why I recommend it and a table giving my recommendations for multisowing of different vegetables. The calendar also includes beautiful and informative photos from my garden at Homeacres.

The calendar sowing dates are for a Zone 8b climate in southern UK. You can use this calendar in different climates, with a little adjustment to the dates. If your climate is cooler, sow later by one to four weeks in spring, then sow a week or two earlier in summer and autumn, from the solstice onwards.

My recommended dates are not always the same as you will read on the packet of seeds! For some reason, they pay little attention to flowering dates. For example, I do not recommend sowing spinach, as in true spinach not leaf beet, from late April through to late July. That way you avoid its flowering season. By sowing either very early in the year or in August, you are far more likely to enjoy a long season of harvest. For a monthly summary of which seeds are best to sow when, in a temperate climate, see my sowing timeline. There is also a version for the southern hemisphere.

We also offer an advice newsletter, a weekly reminder of what best to sow, transplant, harvest and other jobs, for the week ahead. It's £5 monthly from February to October, and includes contributions from new grower Anna, who helped with this calendar, and from other no dig gardeners who are enjoying success around the world – see also our International page.

Climate plus natural growth cycles
My sowing dates are based on the season, the climate, and the natural growth cycle of each vegetable. For example, your peas will succeed much better when you sow in spring rather than summer. That's because peas grow most healthily and abundantly during months when the days are getting longer. Sow at the best time of year for each different vegetable.

Dates are based secondarily on moon phases. Within the best seasonal times, the moon cycles sometimes give even better times!


Solar and lunar
I combine two aspects of moon movements for calculating top sowing dates:


One is the phases of root-flower-leaf-fruit, based on whether the moon is passing through an astrological sign with earth-air-water-fire qualities.


The other is waxing and waning. Where possible, sow on a waxing moon for faster emergence and stronger growth, especially just before full moon.


Sun and moon give a framework of action, rather than a rigid rulebook. Many dates have sowing possibilities – there are few dates when all of the good aspects are present.


———


Great calendar for the veg grower. No other comes close.

Steve Lang, February 2022


———


The calendar is A4 opening to A3, and is hole-punched, for hanging on a wall – 32 pages printed on 200 gsm Premium Gloss Paper, with a 350 gsm cover.


———


Vegetable Garden Diary


A manual of gardening to inform and inspire you, packed with illustrations – introduced by Darina Allen.

Three quarters of the book is my advice on how to grow great crops. One quarter is diary space. Use it year after year –  it has an ‘any year’ format.

Advice in the diary section is linked to each week of the season, and includes:

  • The advantages of no dig, for less time needed
  • Sowing seed at the best moment – seeds will neither fail in cold nor start too late
  • Sowing and planting methods, plus raising plants at home
  • Maintaining control of weeds through timely mulching and hoeing
  • How to feed soil, for strong and healthy growth, more easily
  • When and how to make all the harvests, with advice on storing produce


This is a garden companion of seasonal prompts. You can add your own additions, all in the context of precise information about how to grow great vegetables, and then keep this valuable information for future reference.

The diary is wire-bound for easy use, and the cover is laminated on both sides for greater longevity and to prevent curling.GMG awards logo from current webpage: https://charlesdowding.co.uk/product/charles-dowdings-vegetable-garden-diary/


The diary was one of six finalists for Practical Book of the Year at the GMG Awards (Gardening Oscars) in London, November 2017. The winner was my joint book, No Dig Organic Home & Garden.


———


Very easy to use on a day-to-day basis when looking for information about no dig. It is suitable to use outside when gardening and there is room to make your own notes. I have found this very helpful. Annabelle Harrison, April 2021

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