Growing food this month – Sat April 26th

Homegrown tomatoes don’t just taste great – they smell wonderful, too. … If you fancy a bit of homegrown food from your own garden, how do you get started?Image

Saturday April 26th 2.30pm : Home Grown Food skills sharing session with Transition St Albans experienced amateur gardeners.

If you are looking for some inspiration…you don’t need to bring anything: experienced gardeners and beginners welcome. This informal session gives you the opportunity to look around the garden, ask questions, and hear from Heather.

 

April

Asparagus – if you’re planting crowns, now’s the time to establish the bed.
Aubergines – start these off on a windowsill, in a propagator or greenhouse.
Beans (French) – sow these outdoors under a cloche.
Beetroot – sow the seeds this month.
Broad beans – sow the seeds this month.
Broccoli – sow in shallow drills, this month and next.
Brussels sprouts – plant out now for harvesting in September.
Cabbages – summer varieties can be sown now but keep them under cloches.
Carrots – early varieties can be sown now but keep them under cloches.
Cauliflowers – summer varieties can be sown now but keep them under cloches.
Celery – start these off on a windowsill, in a propagator or greenhouse.
Chard – once the last of the hard frosts is over, sow outdoors.
Cucumbers – start these off on a windowsill, in a propagator or greenhouse.
Kohlrabi – sow at intervals to ensure a constant crop.
Leeks – space them about 30cm apart in shallow drills.
Lettuce (including rocket) – sow undercover in a greenhouse or indoors.
Onions – if the weather is good enough, plant these out now.
Peas – early varieties could be planted out now in milder parts of the UK.
Peppers – start these off on a windowsill, in a propagator or greenhouse.
Potatoes – plant out earlies that have been chitting for the past few weeks.
Radishes – sow at intervals to ensure a constant crop.
Shallots – if the weather is good enough, plant these out now.
Spinach – reseed every couple of weeks to get a constant crop.
Spinach Beet – reseed every couple of weeks to get a constant crop.
Sweetcorn – sow these outdoors but under a cloche.
Tomatoes – start these off on a windowsill, in a propagator or greenhouse.
Turnips – early varieties can be planted out now.

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