Gardeners with good experience no longer even need to consult a specialized calendar to know the right time to sow, transplant and plant in the vegetable patch. But when you want to start gardening or want to improve your yield when you are still a novice gardener, in the countryside as in the city, it is better to refer to the sowing and planting calendar to get good results.
Before filling your vegetable garden, you should always learn about the specific needs of each plant in order to water enough but not too much, to fertilize, to treat if necessary, but also to install your plants in a soil that is perfectly suitable. to vegetables and in the best possible exposure. This is the secret to tasting the good vegetables from the garden. But here is the essential calendar indicating the periods to be planned for the sowing / transplanting / planting of the main vegetables.
This calendar of sowing and planting, month by month, cites the main vegetables and some aromatic plants to be installed in the vegetable garden. This list is therefore not exhaustive. On the other hand, the periods get along ” in a mild climate »And do not take into account any unusual climatic events that can occur here and there, nor regions where each year extreme cold and persistent beyond winter. It is advisable to inquire before sowing in place, transplanting or planting your vegetables.
Warning: seedlings in place (meaning sowing in the ground) – which dispenses with having to transplant afterwards – involve waiting until the risk of frost is no longer to be feared (after the ice saints) or else concern – during the colder months of the year – vegetables particularly not very cautious. In case of doubt, it is better to opt for seedlings under shelter, that is to say under frame. Experienced gardeners sometimes even advise shift the seedlings 10 or 15 days when you live in a region with a harsh climate. The sowing and planting calendar can therefore be consulted for information but it is obvious that it must be more or less modified so that it is perfectly adapted to the region and therefore to the local climate.
Finally, the month of December being very light in terms of sowing and planting in the vegetable garden, we can possibly plant in the regions most favored by the sunshine and where the frosts remain exceptional, some vegetables to force or hasty and worry about the pleasure garden by installing for example Hellebores and heather, well in the sun and sheltered from the prevailing winds.
But this time of year can also be used to afford some free time. This is the perfect time to transform for a few days into a designer, armed with a pad of sheets and a few colored pencils in order to draw some garden plans. This makes it possible to plan the next arrangements, the greening of the terrace, the vegetables to be grown according to the space available and the exposure. Contrary to popular belief, the most beautiful gardens are created by hand and not with software.