In the Garden in April

Moving towards the busiest time of the year, there’s plenty to sow and plant out in April, so check out our guide now and see what you can get up to in the garden in this month.

– Continue sowing half-hardy annual vegetables such as courgettes, butternut squash, pumpkins, sweetcorn, basil beans such as French or runner beans. They are quick to grow and will not suffer from being sown late. By the time they are large enough to plant out, it will be warm enough outside for them to survive.

If the soil is warmed up enough, hardy annuals can be sown directly into it now. This includes lettuce, carrots, beetroot, chard and spinach.
– Continue to sow herbs such as coriander, dill, and basil.  READ MORE