I spent a very happy hour or so over Christmas making a Chart to show in which month (or months) each of the vegetable types can be sown - for example, radish are sown each month from February to September inclusive; onion seeds just in January; broad beans in February & again in April, & so on.
Then I marked an envelope for each month & put the seed packets into the envelope corresponding to the first of the sowing months.
At sowing time, I can take the month's envelope & sow those seeds, then consult the Chart & re-file the packets into the next relevant month's envelope.
Or I could, had I not (a) deleted the chart from the computer by mistake & (b) not thrown away the printed off copy.
My February sowing has consisted of:
- PARSNIPS (saved white gem) in tall kitchen roll inners
- a few LETTUCE (arctic king & mini green)
- a pot of LEEKS (hsl early market)
- four small pots of SPRING ONION (apache) for planting out in a clump
- one-per-square pot of BROAD BEANS (witkiem manita)
Now all I have to do is reconstruct the Chart to see which envelope to put each of the seed packets in for the next sowing - it's a job to look forward to, to while away a winter's evening, & we still have plenty of those.