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Wednesday 23 March 2016

The Vegetable Plot - April

Get sowing now

A good place to start your vegetable sowing is with peas but begin with digging a good amount of compost or well rotted manure into your vegetable beds. Plant out vegetable seedlings grown in the greenhouse or frames, by around by the middle of the month but watch out for frosts.

Sow your peas at three week intervals for a good crop and start the rest of your vegetables: spinach, carrots, turnips, leeks and on to lettuces, spring onions, summer cabbages and cauliflowers. Plant and protect early and second-early and maincrop potatoes.

  • Sow French beans in pots in the greenhouse. 
  • Harden off plants grown in cold frames
  • Train and top dress early cucumbers grown in frames. 
  • Start leeks in a greenhouse.
  • Sow globe artichokes.
  • Plant onion sets
  • Feed spring cabbages
  • Thin carrot seedlings

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