A Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Wishing you had a simple source to get started on your vegetable gardening?

Here’s a great-looking vegetable growing cheat sheet that’s chock-full of useful advice from the UK online ezine, Good to be Home.

10 Things this Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet will show you:

1. When to plant

2. How far apart to plant seeds

3. What needs propagating

4. What needs to be in a greenhouse

5. What size pot to plant in

6. Distance to thin seedlings out to

7. Germination and maturation times

8. Which pests to look out for

9. What veggies works best together

10. When to harvest!

A couple notes for translation:

Great Britain is warmer than we are in Chicagoland. They’re mostly gardening zone 8, due to the Gulf Stream and maritime effects. We are in zones 5a/5b. Find your zone here.

Some of the vegetable names are a bit different. Mange tout (“eat all” in French) peas are sugar snap and snow peas. Courgettes are zucchini and borlotti beans are cranberry beans.

Our gardening friends in the UK are known to be some of the best in the world!

Before reviewing this cheat sheet infographic, listen to this Green Divas Radio Show for mid-summer gardening tips and much more!

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Written by Green Diva Ali | Top image via shutterstock.com.


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PJ L.8 months ago

Great Inforgraphic, but without a way to print it out and take it with me to the garden, it's not that helpful. Please make these printable in some way so we actually can make use of them.
(And for the comment on not liking "cheat sheet," instead "crib sheet" works.)

Magdalena J.
Magdalena C.about a year ago

Thank you!

Elena T.
Elena Poensgenabout a year ago

Thank you :)

Debbie S.
Debbie S.about a year ago

Thanks for sharing, good graphic to save for reference

Agnieszka Marszalek
Agnieszka Marszalekabout a year ago

I appreciate this article. I'm about to start my indoor garden and will use this information to guide me through it. Thanks for sharing.

Dale O.
DaleLovesOttawa O.about a year ago

Interesting infographic. Have gardened for a long time. The link to the Canadian server was down for maintenance or whatever, but since I already know our climate, that was no problem. It would be nice to have a longer growing season, but at least I don't live in the arctic.

Winn Adams
Winn Adamsabout a year ago


Rhonda Hill
Rhonda Hillabout a year ago

Very simple and succinct. Thanks

Alan Lambert
Alan` Lambertabout a year ago

Forwarded, thanks for sharing

Edo R.
Edo R.about a year ago

Thanks for sharing!