April

Tips

  • Avoid planting out too early due to the risk of frosts
  • Plant chitted second earlies during the first fortnight followed by main crop during the last
    two weeks this month
  • Keep hoeing the little weeds appearing to save time and work later on!

What to grow

Can be sown directly outdoors, also you can continue to sow indoors and/or continue sowing for a
constant supply.
Potatoes
Beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts,
Cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard
Garlic
Herbs
Leeks, lettuces
Onions
Parsnips, peas
Radishes
Spinach
Turnips
It’s also a great time to plant pot grown fruit trees and bushes.
Keep sowing to maintain a constant supply of your favourites!

Jobs to do

  • Prepare soil and keep on top of weeds
  • Prepare beds and trenches
  • Prepare bean supports
  • Support peas with canes or sticks
  • Protect young plants with fleece and polythene.
  • Thin out previously sown seedlings
  • Check for pests
  • Mulch very wet areas of soil