April gardening tips: Outdoor sowing

Growing aromatic herbs
April 28, 2010


A couple of weeks ago I sowed some plants directly outdoor.

See also April gardening tips and seed to sow.

ChicoryThis Chicory is called zuccherina, it means sugar-like.


Buck HornpipeThis is Buck's Hornpipe: I never grow it, it will be perfect on omelettes, soups ad salads.

Buck's Hornpipe recipes


DillDill is an old friend of mine, I can't wait to harvest it.


Giant ParsleyThis should be giant parsley... it doesn't look so big right now!


Spring outdoor sowing: herbal teas and aromatic herbs

March: agrimony, alfalfa, angelica, anise, calendula, caraway, chamomile, chervil, coriander, dandelion, dill, fenugreek, flax, garden cress, marjoram, milk thistle, mustard, parsley, rhubarb, safflower, sorrel, sweetclover, tansy, tarragon, welsh onion, wild fennel, wild garlic, yarrow.

April: agrimony, alfalfa, anise, balm, basil, borage, calendula, caraway, catnip, chamomile, chives, chives garlic, coriander, cornflower, dandelion, dill, fenugreek, flax, garden cress, 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.

May: balm, basil, borage, chives, chives garlic, garden cress, hyssop, lemon grass, lovage, nasturtium, purslane, savory, sorrel, sweetclover.

Spring outdoor sowing: vegetables

March: asparagus, barilla plant, beetroot, cabbage, carrot, celeriac, chard, chickpeas, chicory, chicory, corn salad, head lettuce, Jerusalem artichokes, kohlrabi, lentils, lettuce, mizuna, parsnip, peas, potato, radish, rocket, spinach, turnip, white onion.

April: 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.

May: artichoke, asparagus, aubergine, barilla plant, beans, beetroot, bell pepper, broad beans, Bruxelles sprouts, cabbage, cardoon, carrot, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chard, chili pepper, corn, courgette, cucumber, endive, escarole, fennel bulb, french beans, head lettuce, kale cavolo nero, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, melon, okra, parsnip, peas, pumpkin, radish, red chicory Chioggia, rocket, romaine lettuce, scorzanera, spinach, tomatillo, tomato, turnip, watermelon.



Potato croquettes with speck ham and marjoramOne year ago:

Potato croquettes with speck ham and marjoram


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