April

In The Greenhouse and Home This April

Give your houseplants some TLC, the warmer weather and longer light hours will encourage them to grow and they may require more water.

Prick out seedlings growing in pots and trays as soon as they produce their first true leaves.

Give your greenhouse a thorough scrub with hot soapy water. This will get rid of pests and diseases and let more light in.

Sow sweet peas in deep pots and keep them frost-free in a greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill.

Sow quick-growing microgreens, such as kale and mustard, for nutrient-rich pickings in just a few weeks.

Transplant greenhouse tomatoes into growing bags or large containers and tie in the stems to supports.

Plant up hanging baskets and pots with summer bedding, but keep indoors until after the last frost.

Open greenhouse doors and vents on warm days, or install automatic vent openers, to improve air circulation.

Top Tip:

Keep track of what you have sown and planted in your diary, it will help you out later in the year.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Keep weeds at bay using a weedkiller.
  • Tie in climbing plants for extra support.
  • Plant out new strawberry beds.
  • Sow hardy annual seeds directly into the ground.
  • Start to mow the lawn more regularly.