April is all about having a spring in your step and cracking on with the gardening so you can sit back and enjoy later on in the year, when the weather is a bit nicer.

Getting outdoors in the fresh air has proven health benefits, April is one of the busiest gardening months in the calendar and now’s the time to get stuck in with regularly cutting the grass, sowing your favourite vegetables outdoors and keeping on top of the weeding.

Before planting, you need to make sure all beds are prepared before crops go in.

What to plant in April

The weather’s picking up, so it’s the perfect time to get sowing and growing.

What to sow indoors

You can also get growing veg indoors including:

Marrows
Courgettes
Pumpkins
Squash
Sweet peppers
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Aubergines
Celery
Celeriac
Salads
Globe artichokes.
What to sow outdoors

As well as sowing indoors, you can now start sowing plants outdoors too (just watch out for any unexpected frosts). Vegetable seeds that are great for sowing outdoors in April include:

Beetroot
Carrots
Swiss chard
Summer cauliflower
Lettuce
Leeks
Radish
Turnip
Peas
Perpetual spinach in well-prepared soil.

This really is the month for getting growing!

 

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