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Kitchen Garden Delights: Planting In April

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Kitchen Garden Delights: Planting In April

Kitchen Garden April

A busy month in both the kitchen garden and the greenhouse, our horticulturalists are currently sowing and planting a variety of home-grown goodies. 

As the weather begins to gradually warm, our team are full-steam ahead this April, sowing a variety of seeds and planting numerous nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables too. Jam-packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants, organic home-grown produce has multiple health benefits but is also incredibly valuable to the environment too. Enriching our meals with flavoursome home-grown ingredients, let’s uncover a few of the kitchen garden delights that our horticulturalists are tending to this April.

In the greenhouse… 

April is a beautiful time in the greenhouse, as our glasshouses become filled with flourishing displays of cuttings and seedlings sprouting into fruition. On our to-do list this month our horticulturalists have been sowing saved Borlotti beans. Tap our Instagram post below to find out more.

Perfect for creating fresh garden salads, we’re currently preparing succulent baby lettuce leaves and crispy lettuce blend seeds, sown to cut and come again. We adore harvesting lettuce as it is fantastic for producing cut and come again salad leaves, meaning that you should be able to achieve around 2-3 harvests per plant!

As pictured below (besides the lettuce leaves) you can see that we are preparing ‘Boltardy’ beetroots too, which will soon be ready to pop out for planting in the kitchen garden.

Adding a spot of floral interest to the kitchen garden, we’re also preparing rows of sweet peas. Producing gorgeous cut flowers, these blooms are fantastic for attracting pollinators into the garden.

In the kitchen garden… 

After spending their time soaking up the sunshine within the greenhouse, our daughter strawberries are now ready to be planted out in the kitchen garden. Watch how we did this below!

Planted with sprouts facing upwards, now is also a great time to plant out your maincrop potatoes. Providing you with potatoes during the chillier autumn months, these potatoes are fantastic for all kinds of homemade meals.

April is also a great time to sow your carrot seeds out into the garden. Easy to grow, carrots are a low-maintenance vegetable that thrive their best when grown in especially sunny and well-draining environments.

Settled into a collection of timeless raised oak bed sleepers, our tomatoes and cucumbers are also beginning to burgeon beautifully. Climbing strongly skyward, we keep a careful eye on these plants, supporting them with jute and irrigation to encourage the most plentiful harvest.

Interested in transforming your garden into a working growing space? Talk to our specialists to discover how our designers could establish a kitchen garden into your garden’s natural landscape. 

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