Episode 390. Aprils seeds and tasks.

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.

The Diary

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 a pretty simple coldframe and the cheapest I could find on Amazon.

With 2 lids this could be a better choice.

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

  • Aubergine
  • Tomato
  • Chilli
  • Pepper
  • Potatoes
  • Onion sets
  • Garlic
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Cucumbers
  • Melon
  • Pumpkins
  • Summer squash
  • Courgette
  • Beetroot
  • Carrots
  • Turnips
  • Kohl Rabi
  • Leeks
  • Spncah
  • Swiss Chard
  • Radish
  • Peas
  • Lettuce

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?

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