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Things to do in April

Top tasks for April -  with April being a lean month for harvesting but it is a good month to get ahead by sowing seeds indoors or outside in a cold frame.


Harvest the first asparagus of the year along with spring cabbages and cauliflowers, sprouting broccoli and any remaining leeks and kale


Sow outdoors if the soil is warm enough


Plant second early and maincrop potatoes and the last of your onion sets


Earth up first early potatoes


Prepare seed beds by weeding throughly and raking over


Prune cherry and plum trees


Sow and plant in April

Carrots, beetroots - most root crops can now be sown outdoors


Celery, chicory, and endive - sow these indoors to ensure germination, harden off next month and plant out in June


Courgettes, pumpkins and other squashes - sow indoors ready for planting out next month


French and runner beans - sow a few seeds in pots and keep in a heated greenhouse


Leaf vegetables - spinach, swiss chard can all be sown outdoors now


Leeks and Onions - sow leeks outdoors now


Sweetcorn - has a long growing season so its worth getting a crop off to an early start by sowing seeds in pots indoors


Plant - asparagus crowns, globe artichokes, herbs, peas and broad beans, potatoes, lettuce and other salad leaves