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April 2, 2012

Vegetable Garden Jobs in April

Filed under: calendar — Tags: — TopVeg @ 12:20 am

Sow seeds








  • Directly into the ground:

o broad beans
o kale
o kohl rabi
o parsnip
o leeks


  • Onion sets, garlic and shallots if not already done
  • All hardy vegetables started indoors in March in the ground at the end of April
  • Rest of potatoes
  • Seedling vegetable plants purchased from garden centre


  • broccoli
  • autumn lettuce
  • cabbage
  • kale
  • leeks

Other jobs:

  • Polythene & fleece can be used to protect early outdoor sowings & tender plantings. Some vegetables, particularly beetroot, will bolt if caught by a cold snap.
  • Control slugs – put out traps – slugs can wipe out young seedlings
  • Clear away winter vegetables & prepare soil
  • Cover carrots & summer brassicas with mesh – to keep carrot fly & other flying pests off
  • Keeping  weeds under control is a continuous job in the vegetable garden in April

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  3. Thanks, this is a really helpful post! I have sowed quite a few things indoors but haven’t been too sure about what I should plant out when.
    Can’t wait to check out the rest of the site.

    Comment by Laura — March 31, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

  4. Hi Laura

    Thanks for the comment. You have an interesting & exciting challenge! Our soil is very cold at the moment, so we will not be planting anything out for a bit. I wonder if it is warmer in France?

    Good luck with the veg – I am sure you will be cooking great French meals with masses of fresh veg before too long!

    Comment by TopVeg — March 31, 2010 @ 8:57 pm

  5. I think in southern France it is, yes, but from what I can tell our weather where we are is pretty similar to that in England.
    And actually I didn’t think about measuring the soil temperature (seems obvious now you mention it!) properly – will have to get a thermometer!

    Comment by Laura — April 1, 2010 @ 6:10 am

  6. Hi Laura

    You can use wild plants as your thermometer – if the dandelions are flowering, the soil is warming up!


    Comment by TopVeg — April 1, 2010 @ 8:31 am

  7. Good to know, thanks! No dandelion heads in sight yet, so I guess I’ll have to wait a while!

    Comment by Laura — April 1, 2010 @ 8:37 am

  8. Good read. I’m a gardener myself, and I just stumbled upon your site.
    Glad I found it :)

    Comment by Thomas - Vegetable Gardening — June 8, 2010 @ 9:58 am

  9. Hi

    Are you a vegetable gardener? Thanks for the compliment!

    Comment by TopVeg — June 8, 2010 @ 11:33 am

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