Vegetable Growing Season in Tatsfield – 04 – April – Dilo de Alwis

Planting Seeds

With improving weather and warmer days, you can start to seriously get into sowing your vegetable seeds. If you have a greenhouse or a polytunnel, or even a windowsill at home, sowing under cover will protect your seedlings from unexpected cold spells and also from pests. Many seeds will also germinate and grow faster undercover.

For vegetables, consider sowing:

  1. Beetroot
  2. Carrots
  3. Spinach
  4. Peas
  5. Lettuce
  6. Radishes
  7. Rocket
  8. Broccoli
  9. Cauliflower
  10. Cabbage

Planting out

If you have already been busy planting your seeds this year, or have found seedlings at a garden centre, then you can plant out the following:

  1. Lettuce
  2. Broccoli
  3. Cabbage
  4. Cauliflower
  5. Brussels sprouts
  6. Kale
  7. Chard
  8. Spinach
  9. Beetroot
  10. Carrots

Protect your young seedlings from slugs and snails that will emerge soon and be ravenous! Cover your seedlings with upended plastic bottles, enviromesh etc.


Depending on how they survived the changeable weather we experienced, you might be able to harvest these vegetables, especially if they had been under some cover:

  1. Spring onions
  2. Radishes
  3. Lettuce
  4. Spinach
  5. Kale
  6. Chard
  7. Mustard greens (several of the oriental mustard varieties are winter hardy).
  8. Rocket
  9. Rhubarb – many of us could pull a few leaves of Rhubarb now, and if you have the last of the stored apples from last season, you have the makings of a wonderful crumble

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