April

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Preparing

Harvesting

  • Garlic
  • Last of summer crops will be finishing.
  • Try to leave pumpkins on vines as long as possible to harden and dry but watch for very wet weather, and bring in if necessary.
  • Beans can be matured on the vines till crackly and stored for winter stews and casseroles, as well as next years seed.
  • Yams benefit from a frost to improve flavour. Harvest when plants die back.

Planting

 Herbs

  • Broad Beans (Fava Beans)
  • Beetroot
  • Burdock
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn Salad
  • Endive
  • Florence Fennel
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Mizuna
  • Mustard Greens
  • Pak Choi
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Rocket
  • Rutabaga
  • Shallots
  • Silverbeet
  • Snow Peas
  • Spinach
  • Turnip

Transplant:

  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Leeks
  • Onion
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Spring Onions
  • Swedes
  • Turnips
Plant:

Maintenance:

Divide perennial herbs such as:

  • Chives
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

Maintenance 

  • Plant evergreen trees
  • Plant berries:  raspberry, boysenberry, strawberry, blueberry
  • Feed leafy vegetables
  • Apply lime around stonefruit and apples
  • Prune deciduous fruit trees
  • Clear rotting or diseased fruit from beneath trees
  • Take cuttings of figs
  • Prune asparagus as it develops autumn colouring
  • Check for whitefly on citrus
  • Check for woolly aphids on apple trees
  • Sow green crops
  • Mound leeks
  • Divide rhubarb and replant
  • Apply copper spray to plums, nectarines, peaches, apricots, pears
  • Apply lime to celery, lettuce, brssicas, broad beans, peas,onions, artichokes, rhubarb
  • Gather autumn leaves for leaf mulch
  • Plant green crop
  • Add support to Broad Beans
  • Keep Brussels Sprouts well watered.
  • DO NOT lime strawberries or potatoes
  • Prepare for winter frosts