Jobs for the month – April

Now that we approach the start of Spring there is plenty to do in the garden or on the allotment.

A busy month for both sowing seeds under glass and planting out hardened plants. Still the possibility of frost until the end of the month. Final preparation of vegetable beds and continue to inspect fruit trees for disease etc.

This month’s saying: ‘Hoe when you can’t see a weed and one will never see a weed.’

Seeds to be sown – Indoors Planting Out Harvest Activity
Cabbage,
Broccoli, Sprouts, Cauliflowers, Kohl Rabi, Swede, Parsnips, Kale, Carrots, Leeks, Courgettes, Cumbers, Peas, French Beans, Runner Beans, Broad Beans, Salad Leaves, Radish, Rocket, Spinach, Beetroot, Chard, Pumpkins, Marrows, Tomatoes, Squash, Fennel, Sweet Corn.
Maincrop Potatoes, Cabbages, Beans, Peas. Those vegetables raised in the greenhouse/ Poly tunnel in pots. Last chance to plant out onions /Shallots. Artichokes, Asparagus Early Peas, Rhubarb, continue to harvest brassicas such as Broccoli, Spring Cabbages, Cauliflowers, Kale, Lettuce, Salad Leaves Spinach and Swiss Chard. Greenhouse grown potatoes. Final digging/ rotavating vegetable beds. Preparation of Runner bean trench. Harden off small plants. Continue weeding.
Seeds to be sown direct to soilFRUIT

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