Month by month guide to an edible school garden- spring term

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Use this simple guide to plan your edible school garden

  • School term: Early Spring, Late Spring
  • Level of experience: No experience needed
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Sow/ plant

Mustard and cress, parsley (indoors).

Broad beans, peas, radish. Chit potatoes.

Garlic and onions (suited to spring planting), broad beans, leeks, peas, radish, spinach, lettuce, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes.

Peas, radish, spinach and chard, lettuce and other salads, carrots, main-crop potatoes, leeks, pumpkins and squash, tomatoes and French beans.



Leeks, lettuce.

Leeks, lettuce.

Salads (if protected), leeks, chard.

Salads, spinach, leeks.

Other jobs

Prepare soil and add compost if conditions allow, keep over-wintering crops protected from frost, cut autumn raspberry canes to the ground. Choose crops for the year ahead, order seeds.


Prepare soil and add compost if conditions allow. Cut autumn raspberries to ground. Warm soil ahead of sowings with fleece or plastic. Continue to plant bare-rooted fruit trees and bushes.

Dig soil and add compost if conditions allow.

Prepare seed beds for sowing, mulch around plants with compost, put in supports for climbing plants such as beans and peas, grow carrots under fleece to protect from carrot fly.

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