Ensure the soil is well cultivated, watered and warm enough for seed sowing to take place.
Sow early spinach crops under fleece, in a polytunnel or under cloches from March onwards.
Continue to sow unprotected until August.
Sow Chard from April to July.
Rake or hand cultivator
Trowel and bamboo cane
Seeds (check they are suitable to sow at the time of year)
Watering can with a rose
Enviromesh or horticultural fleece
Label and pencil