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Edible Garden

Direct Sowing Seeds for April

March 20, 2020 2 min read

As soon as the temperatures are around 12°C and the soil is workable, you can plant veggies directly into the ground. Always follow the packing instructions for spacing requirements and timing on planting.

If you really to be ahead of the game, check out some seeds to start indoors in March.

We suggest planting in straight rows – it’s a good trick if you see anything growing outside the rows it is likely a weed.

Remember veggies needs a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight daily. Water often!

What to Plant in April

Carrots: Wait six to seven weeks to pull any up to see whether the root is ready to eat (generally they mature in 55-70 days.

Beets: One of the lowest maintenance veggies to grow from seed. Check out recipes that can be boiled, baked, roasted, or pickles.

Swiss Chard: Sprouts will show in 7-10 days. Ideal for companion planting with beans, onions, and brassicas.

Corn: It is essential for corn to have warm soil to germinate. They also need a lot of space; plan for 10-12 plants to ensure pollination. You’ll get around two ears per stalk.

Cucumber: Look for varieties that are made for eating or pickling, depending on how you want to enjoy this summer vegetable.

Lettuce: Try sowing three or four batches about two weeks apart in different sections. This will extend your harvest season as you enjoy fresh salads!

Peas: Peas are a climbing vine and will need support with a trellis, fence or bamboo stakes.

Potatoes: Avoid planting potatoes near peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, and beans.

Radishes: These will mature in three to four weeks. Their peppery flavour and crunchy texture are great to pair with salads.