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Vegetable garden in April: sowing, harvesting and work to be done in the garden in April. What to sow in April, pruning and treatments.
In April, some crops in May can be anticipated by exploitingtunnel greenhouses,non-woven fabric covers or greenhouses on a human scale built with DIY. For further information: DIY greenhouse.
Vegetable garden in April
In April, spring presses on and there are many jobs to be done in the garden. Those who live in northern Italy, in mountainous areas or in any case with a harsh climate, will have to protect their crops from any late frosts frequent in this month.
In the south, in April it is possible to start transplanting plants with earthen bread such as:
- sweet pepper
- chili pepper
- other aromatics
In April it is possible to sow:
- leafy vegetables
- cutting vegetables
- onions and leeks
- Vegetable beets
April is the right month for cultivate borage! While towards the end of April you can carry out the sowing of melon, cucumbers, watermelons, squash and courgette. Even tomatoes, towards the end of April, can be sown in the open field in the garden.
Sowing and planting are not the only jobs in the garden in April. We must be careful of weeds but even more so for parasites, especially in the south and in places with a humid climate.
In April, temperatures begin to rise and with high humidity rates various fungal diseases can begin to develop. Pay attention to inspect young plants that thrive in the garden, especially those that have a delay in growth. Notice if there are any yellowing leaves, signs of prostration (not dictated by the wind) or dark spots on the plants. Perform weekly inspections and promptly eliminate any diseased plants.
Sowing and moon
Remember that cutting vegetables should be sown with a growing moon (new moon) in order to provide greater vegetative development. Among cutting vegetables there are some exceptions (legumes) that can be grown with both moons (growing or waning): beans, peas and croissants can be grown at any time of the month.
All other varieties must be grown on a waning moon (old moon).
Sowing, planting and harvesting in April
The complete list of vegetables and vegetables that can be grown in April is available on the dedicated page: what to sow in April.
The vegetable garden is not alonesowing and planting! In April there is ample room for harvest. In April it is possible to harvest in the garden:
- fennel (late)
- cabbage (late)
- carrots (early cultivation with non-woven fabric)
- peas (DIY greenhouse cultivation)
- rocket salad
If you have anticipated the planting of tomatoes, pay attention to aphid infestations. In April, you can perform preventive treatments against aphids and other parasites.
Month of April: vegetable garden and garden
Not just vegetables and greens: in the month of April, space must be left forpruningof the orchard and ornamental plants in the garden. Early shrubs and evergreen trees should be pruned in April.
Among berry lovers, in April it is possiblegrow blueberries.
In April the pruning of the roses must be performed and the summer flowers must be sown:
April is also the month of multiplication by cuttings. A few examples? Among the flowering plants, the camellia cutting; among the fruit plants the pomegranate cutting.