Which vegetables are in season?

You can put pretty much any vegetable in a salad, so it’s nice to try using vegetables which are in season. It can be quite hard to know which vegetable is ‘in season’ in the UK because so much food is imported. Look at prices! If they’re on offer you can be sure they’re in season and will taste so much better too!

Here is a little guide to help you:

January
Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Leeks, Parsnips, Potatoes (main crop), Turnip, Shallots, Squash, Swede

February
Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Chard, Chicory, Jerusalem Artichoke, Leeks, Parsnips, Potatoes (main crop), Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Spinach, Swede, Turnip

March
Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Leeks, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Spring Onions

April
Asparagus, Broccoli, Jersey Royals, Kale, Lettuce, Radishes, Rocket, Rosemary, Spinach, Spring Onions, Sorrel, Watercress, Wild Garlic

May
Artichoke, Asparagus, Broccoli, Carrots, New Potatoes, Radishes, Rocket, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring Onions, Watercress

June
Artichoke, Asparagus, Aubergine, Broccoli, Carrots, Courgettes, Fennel, Jersey Royal New Potatoes, Lettuce, Mangetout,  Peas, Radishes, Rocket, Runner Beans, Sorrel, Spring Onions, Watercress

July
Artichoke, Aubergine, Beetroot, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Courgettes, Cucumber, Fennel, French Beans, Garlic, Lettuce, Mangetout, New Potatoes, Onions, Peas, Potatoes (main crop), Radishes, Rocket, Runner Beans, Sage, Spinach, Sorrel, Watercress

August
Artichoke, Aubergine, Basil, Beetroot, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Courgettes, Cucumber, Fennel, French Beans, Garlic, Kohlrabi, Mangetout, Onions, Peas, Potatoes (main crop), Radishes, Rocket, Runner Beans, Sorrel, Tomatoes, Watercress

September
Artichoke, Aubergine, Beetroot, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Celery, Courgettes, Cucumber, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Mangetout, Marrow, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes (main crop)

October
Artichoke, Aubergine, Beetroot, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Celery, Celeriac, Fennel, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Marrow, Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Rocket, Swede, Turnips, Watercress, Wild Mushrooms

November
Artichoke, Beetroot, Butternut Squash, Celeriac, Celery, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks,  Parsnips, Potatoes (main crop), Pumpkin, Swede, Turnips, Wild Mushrooms

December
Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Celery, Celeriac, Chicory, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Leeks, Parsnips, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Red Cabbage, Swede, Turnips

And remember, try to buy organic as much as you can so you get the full health benefit of the vegetables you eat, without all the pesticides and chemicals that are often used to grow them.