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Planting Dates in Greece
« on: July 31, 2012, 11:18:35 AM »
Trisa has been providing a monthly update on planting times for the year. To save time, Here is the whole years planting times. By knowing these dates in advance, it may help with planning your gardening. You can download this as a PDF document by clicking here: http://corfu-forum.com/downloads/Planting dates01-02.pdf.

Please note the comments about variations to this list and be aware it is only a guide! Please report known variations as these dates will vary throughout Corfu.

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A Seed Calendar, Part 1
Seed sowing times in Greece, obtained and transcribed from a seed sales catalogue. Do take care when sowing out in July and August - it's easy for the seed bed to dry out quickly. Newly emergent seedlings must be protected from the brilliant summer sun, and allowed to adjust gradually.

Be aware that these dates will vary depending upon one's location in Greece. There will even be local variations even on Corfu. It is suggested that these dates be used as a guide. Local enquiries with established growers should provide a more accurate guide for the individual location. Please report back your experiences.

January: Sow aubergines, peppers, tomato, Peas, lettuce, parsley.

February: Sow aubergines, peppers, tomato, seskoulo, mustard, rocket, potatoes, dill, carrots, spinach, beets, celery.

March: Sow aubergines, peppers, tomato, seskoulo, mustard, rocket, potatoes, dill, asparagus, melon, watermelon, marrow, cucumber, leeks, onion, Peas, parsley, chicory, endives, radishes.

April: Sow aubergines, peppers, tomato, seskoulo, mustard, rocket, potatoes, dill, asparagus, melon, water melon, marrow, cucumber, leeks, haricot, okra, parsley, chicory, endives.

May: Sow seskoulo, mustard, rocket, melon, water melon, marrow, cucumber, haricot, okra, parsley, chicory, endives.

June: Sow seskoulo, mustard, rocket, marrow, cucumber, haricot, parsley, chicory, endives.

July: Sow seskoulo, mustard, rocket, potatoes, marrow, cucumber, haricot, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, parsley, chicory, endives.

August: Sow seskoulo, mustard, rocket, potatoes, marrow, haricot, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, parsley, chicory, endives, radishes.

September: Sow seskoulo, mustard, rocket, potatoes, carrots, spinach, beets, celery, Peas, lettuce, parsley, chicory, endives, radishes.

October: Sow carrots, spinach, beets, celery, bizeli, broad bean, Peas, lettuce, parsley, chicory, endives, radishes.

November: Sow carrots, spinach, bizeli, broad beans lettuce, parsley, chicory, endives, radishes.

December: Sow Peas, lettuce, parsley, chicory, endives, radishes.



Seed Calendar, Part 2
Continuing from part 1 - suggested planting-out times for seedlings of various vegetables  transcribed from a Greek seed sales catalogue.
Take care when sowing / planting out in July and August - it's easy for seedbeds to dry out quickly, and newly emergent seedlings must be protected from the brilliant summer sun and allowed to adjust gradually. (See part 1 for sowing times.)

January: Plant out garlic, onion, lettuce.

February: Garlic, onion, lettuce.

March: Aubergine, peppers, tomato, onion, lettuce.

April: Aubergine, peppers, tomato, asparagus.

May: Aubergine, pepper, tomato, asparagus.

June: Tomato, leek, radish.

July: Leek, radish.

August: Cabbage, cauliflower.

September: Cauliflower, cabbage, strawberry, lettuce.

October: Cauliflower, cabbage, strawberry, lettuce.

November: Strawberry, onion, garlic, artichoke, lettuce.

December: Artichoke, garlic, onion, lettuce.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2012, 12:49:00 PM by Bob »
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Re: Planting Dates in Greece
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 10:23:49 PM »
I'm sure the monthly planting dates that Trisa has provided  will be appreciated and referred to often  :)
« Last Edit: August 02, 2012, 01:42:46 PM by Maggy »

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Re: Planting Dates in Greece
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 02:19:24 PM »
This is actually what I came here searching for, I realise the planting times are a bit variable depending on where you are on the island but this should save me a lot of 'trial & error'.
Incidentally I get two plantings of broad beans and peas in, late October and January which give me two crops.

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Re: Planting Dates in Greece
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 04:11:55 PM »
Pleased we could help!

Our neighbour Eftahia, now sadly departed, used to come to Corfu for the summer and she would always plant her broad beans before she went home again at the end of October.

I think much of the gardening is a case of planting it and see what happens. After a good crop all summer, we sowed a couple of rows of French beans last September and had another good crop from two small rows. We were still picking them well into November!

I think much depends on the winter weather. Our vegetable plot was frequently flooded after Christmas. We have never seen so much rain since we have lived here! Subsequently the winter veg didn't do very well at all.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2013, 04:14:58 PM by Trisa »
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