vegetables for april

vegetables for april

P1100551 f improf 0x0 vegetables for aprilApril is last chance to plant for a lot of the Brassicas (cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli etc) and beans and peas if you want to harvest them in Winter. The truth is you can plant these plants throughout Autumn and into Winter but when the cold weather hits (Anzac Day = Heaters on) the growth will slow right down leading to a delayed harvest. Try seedlings or advanced plants to get a head start where possible in case the weather turns quickly.

P1100551 f improf 0x0 vegetables for april

Keep an eye out for White cabbage moth – this is prime time for their caterpillars and they can eat your entire patch overnight. You can net your crops or use Dipel to control them. April is often a wetter month so snails and slugs are on the move. Try beer traps or copper tape to slow the numbers but nothing beats sending the kids out to hunt them down.

If you aren’t really into the Winter crops consider planting green manure crops like beans, oats or barley to dig in and feed the soil in Spring – it’s a cheap, easy way to keep your veggie patch fertile.

Planting in April

  • Broad beans (seed)
  • Peas (seed)
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Salad greens
  • Asian greens
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprout (seedlings)
  • Cabbage (seedlings)
  • Cauliflower (seedlings)
  • Turnip
  • Garlic (bulbs)
  • Onion (sets or seedlings)
  • Radish (seed)

Need more help? Take a look at our Grow your own planner or if you’re in Canberra you can sign up for a Grow your own Garden Advisory and we can help you create your own kitchen garden.

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