Planting seasons:

When reading gardening magazines, books, plant labels or the back of seed packets, it's sometimes difficult to decide when a 'garden season' starts and finishes. Below is a guide to which calender month, relates to which season.

NB. Meteorologically, a season starts on the first of the month, for example, winter starts on December 1st.

Table: Months vs. garden seasons
Month 'Garden season' Season
March Early spring Spring
April Mid-spring
May Late spring
June Early summer Summer
July Mid-summer
August Late summer
September Early autumn Autumn
October Mid-autumn
November Late autumn
December Early winter Winter
January Mid-winter
February Late winter