What I’m Sowing and Growing in April

I’ve been working hard through March getting the allotment fully planted for our spring harvests and the garden for our summer harvests. I’m effectively done now with very little to do now until I started planting the tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers in late May/June.

It’s a relief as well because I was getting a bit tired of gardening and needed a break, fortunately our lockdown is now easing so we are able to travel around the beauty spots of the local area.

Although this article is focused on April, I also have a summary of everything that I’m sowing for the whole year, if you’re interested please take a look at my month-by-month sowing guide.

March has seen plenty of planting: mainly lettuces, onions, calabrese, cauliflowers, radish, turnips, beetroot, kales, beans, carrots and Brussels sprouts (which I grow for leaves in spring).

Before we take a look at our plans for April it’s useful to catch up on the existing state of the plot:

So finally we get to April’s sowing and growing video!  Mid Feb is the earliest we recommend sowing seeds without grow lights, but in March/April you can sow with much more confidence and I’ve certainly be busy! Here’s my growing progress video

and my sowing video for April!

If you’re interested in the databases that I used to manage the allotments I also have a video and associated blog post about them.  The blog post has all of the details on how to get your own copy of the database (with or without my data) to customise as you wish. If you take a copy with my data you will have to delete some of the images, as I have breached the limits of the free version.

Demo of my free database https://youtu.be/whWAUznJmH4

I also have a fancy new database for tracking all of my seed packets.

Here’s a complete read-only view of the varieties database with all of my data.

Here’s what we are sowed in March:

Here’s what we are planning to sow in April:

If you want to look ahead to future months here’s a view of my sowing database for last year

Here’s a complete list of the varieties that I’m planning to sow in 2021 including all of our perennials

Watch out for the next video showing what I’m sowing in May, here’s a hint, quite a lot!

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

2 Responses

  1. Jerome McCormick says:

    Great productivity coupled with a few thoughtful little experiments which give valuable experience,My smaller plot will be pushed a bit this year compared to the last few years thanks to you and family.Your up to date IT approach is refreshing also.Thanks ,and Cheers .

  2. 30 years in IT helped from assembler to airtable, IFTTT and Notion, quite a ride!

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