April gardening tips

Growing aromatic herbs
April 14, 2010


It's finally April and the harvest begins... but it's still time to sow and transplant.
Let's see April top gardening tasks.

White mint and lemon balm

April harvest


All mint varieties, balm and catnip can be harvested. Cutting regularly the tops will also help the tender and younger leaves.

Storing mint: drying
Storing mint: freezing

You can also harvest lemon grass, for many thai recipes.

The last radished sowed in winter are ready to be harvested.

Other April harvests: chamomille, rose, dandelion, loquats.


Dark Opal Basil

Sowing and transplanting


Basil can be sowed in April: just put the seeds in the wet soil, and transplant the plants when they will be big enought to be handled.

See also: Spring direct sowing


Chili repottingContinue to repot the chili plants. Repot also tomatoes, peppers, aubergines.

Take also care of the last year chili peppers.

If it's not too hot, you can still compost.


Seeds to sow in April


Vegetables.
Direct: asparagus, aubergine, barilla plant, beans, beetroot, bell pepper, broad beans, cabbage, cardoon, carrot, celeriac, celery, chard, chickpeas, chicory, chili pepper, corn, courgette, cucumber, endive, escarole, french beans, head lettuce, kohlrabi, leek, lentils, lettuce, melon, mizuna, parsnip, peas, pumpkin, purple onion, radish, rocket, scorzanera, spinach, tomatillo, tomato, turnip, watermelon.
Protected: artichoke, broccoli, Bruxelles sprouts, okra.

Aromatic Herbs and Herbal Teas.
Direct: agrimony, alfalfa, anise, balm, basil, borage, calendula, caraway, catnip, chamomile, chives, chives garlic, coriander, cornflower, cress, dandelion, dill, fenugreek, flax, hyssop, lemon grass, licorice, lovage, marjoram, marsh mallow, milk thistle, mustard, nasturtium, oregano, parsley, pennyroyal, purslane, safflower, savory, sorrel, sweetclover, tansy, tarragon, welsh onion, wild fennel, wild garlic, yarrow.
Protected: sage, thyme.

Broccoli rabe

Seasonal cooking for April


Seasonal herbs and spices: Balm, borage, burnet, chamomile, chervil, chives garlic, chives, cilantro, cress, dill, lemon grass, lovage, mint, parsley, savory, sweet clover.

Seasonal Vegetables: Artichokes, asparagus, baby onions, broccoli rabe, broccolis, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chicory, endive, fennel, kale, leek, lettuce, onions, potatoes, radishes, rocket, savoy, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips.

Seasonal Fruits: Grapefruits, lemons, loquats, oranges, strawberries.



CorianderTwo years ago:

Hardening-off


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Author: Joanne (URL)
14/04/2010

I love the sound of the wine with this! Your mom has such excellent foodie ideas!


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