Tokyo Urban Garden Planting Calendar – Autumn

Summer is over, summer veggies are gone. So now is the time to plant our late autumn and winter Tokyo urban garden.

Whether you`re an accomplished gardener or a novice, gardening is a great opportunity to partner with Mother Nature and bond with family and friends. Gardening teaches patience, care and offers a pathway to better health and nutrition.

Our advice for novice gardeners is to start small and simple. Begin with easy to grow foods like herbs, lettuce and spinach; review our tips on Balcony Gardening, and get started.

If starting this Autumn we recommend you protect your plants from the cold with these vinyl greenhouses that you can purchase at D2 Home Center in Mita,on Amazon Japan

D2 or Super Viva (a home center) also carries a nice selection of seedlings, seasonal seed showcase and a variety of planters and soil. Stop in and start your urban garden today.

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***** Tokyo Urban Garden Planting Calendar *****

JapaneseHiraganaRomanjiEnglishPlantHarvest
白菜はくさいhakusai Chinese cabbage Aug – Sept Oct – Dec
キャベジきゃべじcabbage cabbage June – Aug Oct – Dec
 ”     “ ”    “ ”    “ ”    “ Sept – Oct April – June
大根だいこんdaikon radish end Aug – Sept Oct – Jan (next year)
ブロッコリぶろっこりburakkori broccoli July – Aug end Oct – Jan (next year)
小松菜こまつなkomatsuna Japanese mustard spinach Mar – Nov end April – April
ちんげん菜ちんげんさいchingensai bok choy Mar – Nov end April – April
タマネギたまねぎtamanegi onion Sept June – July (next year)
ほうれん草ほれんそうhorensou spinach Aug – Nov Aug – April (next year)
エンドウえんどうendou snap peas Oct – early Dec April – June (next year)
いちごいちごichigo strawberry Sept – Nov Oct – Nov (the following year)
”   “”   “”   “ ”  “ Feb – April April – July (the following year)
ブルーベリーぶるーべりーburu-beri- blueberry Sept-Nov or Feb-May June – Aug

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