February

General tasks

Plan your plot around a four year rotation (if you would like to follow crop rotation). Prepare beds for sowing vegetables next month. Mulch compost around gooseberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant bushes, and raspberry canes and prune them if you have not done so. Remove any volunteer potato to keep your plot free from blight. Prepare potato bed by forking in compost or well rotted manure. Top-dress perennial or overwintered crops such as purple sprouting broccoli with compost..

Sow / plant

Broad Beans, Parsnips (week 4 onwards), raspberries.

Harvest

Kale, Brussels sprouts, Leek, Parsnip, Swiss Chard, Perpetual Spinach.