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Vegetable Production Guide


Direct Plant Drilling


Crop


Production Normal Season


Sowing Time


Artichoke July to Nov Feb to Mar Mar to Apr


Normal


Cropping Time


From July (one year


later than Feb/Mar sowing)


Asparagus Feb


modules /blocks


Aubergine Spring to


Broad Bean O/E E


M


Climbing Early Flat and


Climbing Crop


Dwarf French


Runner Bean


E Bean M Summer to May


April to June, 2


years from planting


Early Dec May to Sept


Nov to Dec Mid Feb April


Mid Jan


Glasshouse (South) to Mid Feb


French (North) Bean


HG March 1 From May 10 Fresh 24 CG April 1 Early May - Early July


From June 1 Fresh 24 July to Oct


E M


May to June Mid July-Sept Fresh 24 June


Aug-Sept


Beet E Jan May Glasshouse


Outdoor


(poly cover) Outdoor


(uncovered) M


Mid March End March April to July


Beet, leaf Summer/ March to Autumn


June Borecole Autumn Direct drill and Winter May to June


Modules April Oct to Feb to July**


Brussels Sprout


Early


Chinese E Cabbage M


Pointed Early** Autumn Feb Maincrop March Fresh Prepack August to Sept Fresh


Oct to March Fresh/ Process


March to April June to July Fresh Early May to End July


Feb to July End May to Nov Fresh


Cabbage M Cabbage Summer/ Transplanted** Early June to Fresh


Early Feb to Mid Oct Mid May


July to Nov Fresh 24


24 15


15 18 16-20 15


15 15


15 12 16-20 17,000


17,000 28,000


28,000 29,000


24,600- 15,000


Elsoms Seeds 01775 715000 33 Oct to Feb Fresh 24 4-8 32,500 to 65,000 20 18 17,500 June End June


36 Pathways


Fresh 15 Bunching


Fresh 15 Bunching


Fresh Early 15 Pickling


(16 seeds /ft run)


July to Nov Fresh 18 4 87,120 1.5 1.5 1.25 July to Oct Pickling 15 twinline 1.5 280,000


280,000 Please note - seeds required vary according to cluster count


340,000 550,000


Fresh and 15 Process


2.5-3 2.5-3 2.5-3


VE (protected) Mar to End May Early July-Aug Fresh 30 Ground 4 supported


105,000 to 87,000


140,000 to 180,000


52,500 20-30 14,000 Fresh


May to June Fresh 18 June July


June to July


Fresh 48 6 15 2 Seeds per station 58,000 17,500 48 15 2 Seeds per station 17,500 36 12 14,520 Fresh Prepack


Transplant in Transplant in 10,000 May 54 May 12


Market Standard Seed Fresh 36 Approx. 29,040 Standard


(inches) Drilled/Acre (inches) 6


Row Width Spacing No. Seeds Row Width Row (inches)


Spacing Within


Plant Population/ (inches) Acre


Transplanted Transplanted 3,600 to 48


to 36


Vegetable Production Guides


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