Join me in this weeks vegetable gardening podcast where I answer a listeners question about hardening off plants and Aprils seeds and tasks for the month. I also have the latest from the plots.
This week I have concentrated on my home plot yet again. Slight indulgence as I wanted to get my hot tub set up for the good weather expected this week. The hot tub is great to soak in after a hard days work on the plot and means I spend more time i the garden!!!
This doesn't mean I neglected the vegetable growing no no no. I have sown Cucumbers, purple sprouting broccoli, jalapino chillis and salad leaf. I have also pricked out aubergines and peppers as well as potted up cauliflower plants.
Many more tasks completed on the podcast.
Looking for an easy way to harden off plants?
I have had a question come in from a listener looking to find an less time consuming way to harden off plants. Well for me the easiest way is to get a cold frame with a lid that can be opened and closed instead of moving the plants.
I have looked on Amazon to find some options that I have listed below (full disclosure I may earn commission should you buy any through these links)
This is similar to what I use. Not cheap but a great tool.
Aprils seeds and tasks.
April one of my favourite months. One that will certainly keep us gardeners very very busy. Below is a list of seeds to sow this month
- Onion sets
- Jerusalem Artichoke
- Summer squash
- Kohl Rabi
- Swiss Chard
And next a list of tasks for April
- Keep hoeing the beds, mulch or cover too.
- Get any infrastructure work completed
- Support early peas
- Harvest asparagus and rhubarb if ready
- Protect fruit blossom
- Feed and mulch fruit tree and bushes
- Take a trip to a garden centre
Plenty to keep us busy but what will you be doing in your garden or allotment?