• I've never really learnt about which vegetables are in season and in which month. It's a subject that I've always wanted to find out more about. With this knowledge I'd be able to buy better tasting food, and maybe make me try new recipes with them too.

  • A reference list I've produced of British vegetables that are in season during March. March being the start of spring there are overlapping 'in season' veg from February and new spring additions.

  • Just like Marmite you either love them or hate them, they are of course the humble Brussels Sprouts. Famous for being part of the traditional Sunday roast or Christmas day meal Brussels Sprouts have been tormenting children for generations.

  • Cauliflower certainly hasn't been a favourite vegetable of mine, however since serving it for my children I'm learning to like it. In the past I've found it bland, probably because it has been boiled to death. 

  • The leek is a great vegetable, fairly cheap and and has a great taste to add to many dinner recipes. Fried, stewed, made into a soup; there are many ways to use the leek in cooking. I've particularly like the taste when it's in leek and potato soup.

  • Onions are used in many many different recipes, usually to add flavour right from the start. In my opinion they are one of the most important ingredients along with garlic. Strong tasting, they can be tamed by cooking softening their texture too.

  • Taking a brief look at Purple Sprouting Broccoli and in which months of the year it's in season in Great Britain.

  • Trying to find out when the Savoy Cabbage is in season here in Great Britain has taken some effort. It seems everyone has a different opinion, which appears to be the case with all the vegetables. It's amazing that there are so many conflicting answers!

  • Why yet another website listing seasonal vegetables in the United Kingdom?

    Towards the end of January 2014 I wanted to find out which vegetables would be in season here in Great Britain. After my initial searches on the internet I discovered there were many websites listing vegetables that were supposed to be in season in the UK, but many disagreed with one another. I found this a little suspicious because surely this information would be the same whichever website I went to.

    I decided to set myself a learning project which would run throughout the year finding out about the vegetables currently in season and noting them down here on my website for reference in the future. I will be using various sources to gather information and cross-referencing them to make sure that the information is correct. Hopefully by the end of 2014 I'll have my own complete list of local season veg which I can trust and share.

  • The spring onion is a lovely vegetable, can be used in all sorts of applications. I particularly like it with salads or as part of a fried rice dish.

  • Watercress is a leafy vegetable which is great used as part of a salad leaf or garnish. It can also be used as main ingredients in main courses, soups and sauces. Watercress is produced in the UK and can grow all year round, it also grows very quickly making for fast crop production. Grown in either an aquatic or semi-aquatic environment watercress requires plenty of water to flourish properly.

    When is watercress in season in the UK?

    One local supplier states that their watercress is available in the following months: March; April; May; June; July; August; September; October; and November.

    There are some discrepancies regarding the months in which watercress is in season. A couple of other sources seem to indicate that the season only runs from April to September. I've decided to list the months that a producer has stated, after all they should know when they'll be selling their produce.

    Sources used for this article


    John Hurd's Organic Watercress

    BBC GoodFood Glossary