Posted: 11/05/2012 at 17:14
If you have a whole bed for salads you'll be eating a lot of salads!!
You still have time to plant most things from seed. Lettuce, radish, peas, mangetout, carrots, turnips, spring onions (although I find these more miss than hit tbh) could be planted this weekend. Just don't plant too much at once - better to plant a row every other week. You will have to buy tomato plants for your greenhouse, also cucumber and chillis (we have a large Tesco's down the road who have 3 chilli plants for £1.50 at the moment. 3 plants should be more than enough). You might try some sweetcorn in the greenhouse too if you have room. This can be grown outside too, but takes up a lot of space.
Towards the end of the month buy a courgette plant - only one unless you really like them - and plant some french beans if it's gotten a bit warmer.
In mid June you should be able to buy some leeks and the best veg of all - purple sprouting broccoli - at the transplant stage. You could probably just about grow these from seed now but given your limited space I don't think it would be worthwhile. Also means that someone else has done the hard part.
It is very worthwhile setting a small area aside for herbs. You only really need one plant of each type, so you should buy adult plants from garden centres or supermarkets. I would suggest thyme, rosemary, basil, parsley and mint to start (please read up about how to control mint first as it is very invasive).
That should keep you going over the weekend!