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Seeds to Sow in April

seeds to sow in April

seeds to sow in April

Are you growing vegetables this year?  To follow on from last month’s post, here is a list of vegetable seeds to sow in April – outside, undercover and in heat:

Seeds to Sow in April Outside

what to sow April UK

Seeds to Sow in April Undercover

what to sow april

 

Seeds to Sow in April in Heat

seeds to plant in April

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got my fingers crossed for better weather in April!  March was a bit of a blowout for us here in Edinburgh – snow, snow, more snow and frost.  We didn’t get any planting done, as without a greenhouse (damn our smaller than small garden and it’s complete lack of space!) things would have died.

I’m going to get a few things going on our windowsill – I’ll keep you updated!  There’s a lot of choice when it comes to what seeds to sow in April.  What are you sowing this month?

Happy growing!

 

ps: if you’ve found this page through Google then you may be interested in May’s sowing guide for next month, and for future reference you may be interested in my March sowing guide!  Bookmark them for later!

 

Main image from Pixabay.

Garden, Home and Garden

Seeds to Sow in March

seeds to sow in March

seeds to sow in March

It’s Climate Week!  If you haven’t heard, Climate Week focuses on the many positive steps already being taken in workplaces and communities across Britain.  It is hoped that the power of these real, practical examples – the small improvements and the big innovations – will then inspire many more people to take their own positive steps towards greening their lives.

One great way to take real positive action is to grow your own vegetables – bringing your food miles down to zero!

If you’re a novice gardener here are some pointers of what seeds to sow in March.

Seeds to Sow in March Outside:

what to sow in March

 

Seeds to Sow in March Undercover:

March sowing ideas

Sowing undercover means in a greenhouse, however if you don’t have a greenhouse or don’t have space for a greenhouse (like us) a simple cloche (a plastic dome) or mini polytunnel will suffice.  We use plastic food pots rather than buying cloches to recycle and save money.

Seeds to Sow in March in Heat:

what should I sow in March

To sow in heat you can buy seed propagators which run on electric, however we just plant seeds in pots and sit them on our windowsills.  It does mean for a couple of months we are overrun with plant pots however your efforts will be rewarded later in the summer when you have a substantial bounty of fresh vegetables that you’ve grown with your own fair hands!

It’s not just about the vegetables in March though.  Sowing some flowers, such as marigolds and nasturtiums at this time of year is also beneficial by way of companion planting.  These are good at discouraging pests from eating your precious seedlings, as well as being good at attracting pollinators, such as bees.

What seeds are you sowing this March?

Look out for what seeds to sow  in April next month.  In the meantime, happy growing!