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Veg Patch (What to Plant & When) — 'Native Circles' Birchwood Wheel

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A stunning calendar print of an original pen drawing by artist Emily Robyn Archer on high-quality recycled paper mounted onto a circular Birchwood board.

This wheel is for the gardeners who want their work in the veg patch to feel more simple and intuitive. It's designed to be handled and turned each month to remind you of the main garden tasks, what to plant and when. 

Growing your own vegetables can be hugely rewarding — and just as overwhelming. Many of us have a small library of books on what to plant and when, while following loads of online sources, videos and accounts. I wanted to create a simple and reassuring guide — one with a minimum amount of information and maximum inspiration. Think of it as a gentle nudge reminding you when it's time to sow carrots or prepare the soil for next spring. This print is designed to be an easy and beautiful gardening guide for your home. 

Take a closer look 

Look at the centre to find an intricate cornucopia of homegrown vegetables. Circling around this illustration, you'll recognize the eight feasts of the Celtic wheel of the year (you can learn more about the wheel of the year here). Beyond this ring, you'll notice two colours circling the piece: green and pale yellow. Green tells you what to plant outside, directly in the soil, and the pale yellow band shows what to sow indoors or under glass

The wheel is divided into 12 months, with focused tasks for each month. For example, March is the month to get your potatoes outside, and the time to plant tomatoes, broad beans, peppers and kale in seed trays inside. When the natural world slows down in December and January, this is a quieter time in the veg patch, too. Use December to improve the health of your soil by adding organic ingredients and mulching, and January to fix garden tools, and mend paths and gates. Prepare for April and May, some of the busiest months in the garden for sowing seeds. 

I hope this guide helps organize your gardening tasks into manageable monthly goals so you can enjoy the fruits of your labour! Enjoy using this wheel to help your work in the patch feel more intuitive and run more smoothly.

Why follow these cycles?

Native Circles invites you to slow down and notice natural phases and seasonal changes around you. These cycles offer us perspective, opportunities to reflect, and a sense of grounding in nature. Think of them as a field guide to a simpler life more connected with the wonder of the natural world.

About Native Circles 

Native Circles are a set of simple illustrations that create space for connecting with nature and self-reflection in our homes. The prints are mounted onto a birchwood wheel that you can place on a table or easily install on a wall. They can be turned by hand with the changing seasons.

I recommend choosing one of the specially designed wood stands to display your new wheel - this lets you interact with your wheel by turning it with the change of the season or cycle. Choose a small stand to hold one wheel or a large stand that can hold three wheels, allowing you to build a collection of your favourite cycles. 

Unique Elements 

  • Hand-drawn by artist Emily Robyn Archer 
  • Created in Wicklow
  • Consciously produced
  • Interactive, collectable set
  • Native Irish tree planted for every set purchased 
  • Beechwood stands handmade by carpenter Christian Osthoff


  • Wooden wheel: 30cm in diameter on 4mm birch plywood
  • Large stand: 10x10x3cm
  • Small stand: 10x5x3cm


  • FSC Birch Plywood
  • Recycled cairn straw paper stock
  • Signed by the artist on the back of the board
  • Label with information supplied

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