April jobs can be very weather dependent. Normally, this is the month for planting up.
Sow sunflowers and sweet peas
Sow broad beans, spinach, radish, lettuce, parsnips, sweetcorn, lettuce and celery under a cloche outside now.
Plant asparagus, potatoes, garlic, shallots, onion sets and onions raise from seed – last chance to plant onions.
Strawberries can be planted out now (they don’t last forever and need replacing every 3 to 5 years.
Growing in the Greenhouse
Most vegetables are sown this month including beetroot, peas, cucumber, broad beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, spinach, rocket, lettuce and radish.
Most herbs are sown this month – parsley, basil, chives, fennel, coriander, dill and chamomile. Sow mustard.
Sow tomatoes, runner beans, basil, green pepper, courgettes and sweetcorn in individual modules undercover for planting after the frost.
Early salad crops like radishes and fast lettuces. Spring cabbage, broccoli, very early peas (from greenhouse).