How to grow spring spinach and cabbage

Sow spinach and cabbage seeds in autumn and you can be harvesting in spring – Monty shows you how.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not To do in January

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Do To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

In late summer there’s plenty you can do to prepare for abundant spring harvests. If you sow hardy spinach, you’ll be rewarded with fresh, delicious leaves from March to the end of May. In this Gardeners’ World video guide, Monty Don shows you how to sow spinach seeds outdoors, using the hardy variety ‘Giant Winter’. He also shows you how to prick out seedlings of spring cabbages indoors, so they continue to grow strongly through autumn, for bountiful harvests in spring.