Post: It’s April!

Joanne
Joanne

It’s April and here’s some jobs you can be doing with the kids in the garden over the Easter holidays:-
– Prepare the ground for pumpkins by adding lots of organic matter to the soil;
– Sow early carrots, radish and chard outdoors;
– Sow leeks, lettuce and peas indoors or outdoors;
– Sow French beans and pumpkins in pots and keep them in a warm place;
– Plant onion and shallot sets into pots to get established before planting out in 6 weeks time. This stops birds from taking them out of the soil;
– Early potatoes can be planted out in open ground if the soil is warm enough – ideally 5 degrees C;
– Protect outdoor crops with fleece or cloches as long as frost is likely;
– Earth up early potatoes to protect the shoots from frost.

Recent posts

This website uses cookies

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer.

You can find out more about the cookies we use on our cookie policy page: gardening4kids.org.uk/cookie-policy