Looking for what to sow now in April?
The clocks have gone forward and the sun has started to appear, itâ€™s finally starting to feel like spring is here.
April is a great time to get sowing indoors and out. The days are longer and the weather starts to get warmer allowing for many crops and flower seeds to get the sunlight and warmth they need for successful germination.
Keep reading for our top recommendations to you on – what to sow now
In the Vegetable Garden
- Carrots and Peas can be sown directly outside
- Sweetcorn and courgettes can be sown indoors or undercover and be planted out after all risk of frost has gone
- Plant second early potatoes at the start of the month and maincrop a few weeks later in mid-late April
- Sow leeks directly outside. If we are expecting particularly harsh weather you can sow indoors and always them out later instead.
- Sow Swiss chard and spinach directly outside providing frost cover if needed.
- Plant out onion sets, shallots and garlic
- Grow beets in pots
- Sow curcurbits such as courgettes, squash, pumpkins and cucumbers undercover now
April is also the last chance to sow Tomato, chillies and aubergine. Donâ€™t fret if you don’t sow now though as we already have these young vegetable crops available instore for you to purchase!
In the Flower Garden
Now is the time to start sowing your summer flowers for beautiful blooms into autumn
- Spanish flag
Get these great combos growing together –
- Nasturtium and cucumbers. Support your cucumbers with a trellis and allows nasturtium to tumble underneath the crop as a pest repellent.
- Radish is a carrots best friend. Radish germinate faster and will loosen the soil around the crop providing better soil structure for carrots to grow in.