In The Vegetable Garden This April

Prepare vegetable seed beds by removing all weeds.

Cover prepared soil with sheets of black plastic to keep it drier and warmer in preparation for planting.

Thin carrot seedlings to achieve good sized carrots, do this in the evening when fewer carrot flies are around.

Harvest asparagus spears when they’re no more 18cm tall.

Dig a 5cm (or more) layer of compost, well-rotted manure or green waste into beds.

Support pea and bean plants now. For quick and easy pea supports, push some twiggy sticks around your plants.

Top Tip:

Build raised beds to take the bending out of growing vegetables.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Keep weeds under control.
  • 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.