Seeds To Sow In April

We have put together a list of all the seeds available at seednsow.co.uk that you can start sowing this month. There are so many delicious, organic vegetables you can start growing and beautiful flowers to brighten up your garden! 

We have even included some helpful growing tips for you!

Carrot

Grow your own organic carrots. Perfect roasted, boiled and raw, used in soups, cakes and so much more!

When to sow: A hardy variety that can be grown all year round! 

When to harvest: Approximately 90 days between sowing and maturity.

 Growing tip: 

Carrots are prone to carrot fly, if you know that they are a common occurrence in your area be sure to use a net over your containers or garden. Harvesting all your carrots at once can also help, as carrot fly is usually only an issue once you start harvesting.

Tomato

An early maturing variety, producing high yields of superb tasting medium to large, non-greenback fruits. With a beautiful, intense red flesh and excellent texture. The Matina variety also shows good cold tolerance!

Sow: In a greenhouse or similar, late February to mid-March. Outdoors late March to April.

Harvest: Approximately 55 days after seed sowing.

Pepper

Grow your own delicious peppers at home. This Californian Wonder variety produces blocky, square-shaped fruits, and is the largest open-pollinated, heirloom bell pepper you can grow. Peppers taste great in so many dishes, both cooked and raw. A great addition to your vegetable garden!

Sow: Early heated crop December to January, or maincrop March to April. 

Harvest: Early April to May and maincrop from July.

Lettuce

This green salad bowl lettuce variety produces large non-hearting heads of tender, green leaves that are slow to bolt. It is ideal for garnishes and makes delicious salads.

When to sow: March to July.

When to harvest: May to September. 

Fun Fact: Harvest your lettuce leaves very early in the morning, and they will be fresher for longer.

Cucumber

What could be better than homegrown Cucumbers in your delicious summer salads! Organic Marketmore cucumbers are a popular, ridged, outdoor cucumber variety. 

When to sow: February to May. 

When to harvest: Approximately 12 weeks after planting.

Top Tip: Harvest your cucumbers early in the morning when it's cooler for better-tasting fruits.

Pea sprouts

Pea Sprouts are so easy to grow, especially with kids because there are only a few weeks between sowing ad harvesting! They have a deliciously nutty flavour perfect for salads and stir-fries. 

When to sow: Can be sown indoors all year round!  

When to harvest: Harvest when they are 3-4 inches tall.  

Fun fact: Pea sprouts are high in fibre, rich in protein, and vitamins B3, B5 and B6!

Broad bean

Broad Beans are a great accompaniment to so many meals. They are also rich in folate and B vitamins.

When to sow: January to April and October to November.

 When to harvest: May to August.

Top Tip: Your board beans are ready to harvest if the scar on the edge of the bean should be green or white in colour. If it is black the beans are past their best and will be chewy when eaten.

Chives

Grow your own organic chives at home. To be used as a fresh, uncooked garnish on a range of delicious recipes.

Sow: March to April direct sow or indoors all year round.

Harvest: 3 months from seed to harvest. 

Thyme

Grow your own organic, aromatic Thyme at home. Thyme works well with Mediterranean vegetables, eggs, pork, lamb, fish and game. Nowadays it is also commonly used in some cocktails!

Sow: Sow outdoors March to May and September to November and indoors all year round. 

Harvest: 3 months from seed to harvest.

Rosemary

Grow your own fragrant, organic Rosemary at home. Rosemary is traditionally paired with lamb, chicken and game but is also suited to fish and bean dishes.

Sow: Sow March to May and September to November outside or indoors all year round. 

Harvest: Up to 3 months from seed to harvest.

Calendula

Calendulas are easy to grow and will bring some wonderful colour to your garden.

Sow: Indoors or undercover March to April and October. Direct sow outdoors April to May and September.

Plant Type: Hardy Annual

Nigella

Nigella's are easy to grow and will bring some wonderful colour to your garden.

Sow: Sow indoors or undercover, September to November, or outdoors April to August.

Plant Type: Hardy Annual

Excellent cut flower variety. Sow some nigella seeds every 2-3 weeks for a continuous, beautiful display.

Lavender

When to sow: February to July.

 Plant type: Non-hardy Perennial.

 Top tip: Lavender can make for an interesting flavouring for cakes and other recipes, it is also well known for its relaxing properties and can be used in homemade candles, soaps and bath oils.

Sweet Pea

Sweet Peas are easy to grow and will bring some wonderful colour to your garden. This variety has a dwarf habit so will reach 30cm and flower early. 

When to sow: October to November or Late January to April.

 Flower type: Annual.

When they begin flowering, remove dead flower heads as often as possible to stop your plants going to seed and no longer flowering.

Indoor Plant Varieties - Can be sown indoors all year round.

We have a very large range of beautiful house plant seeds.

Indoor plants are perfect for the urban gardener, and for anyone who wants to bring some of the outside in. Not only do they make your home look great, but many indoor plant varieties are also known for their ability to purify the air in your home!

All herb varieties can be grown on a sunny windowsill all year round. 

In these last few weeks, before the weather changes it’s great to grow some herbs indoors to bring some nature inside and switch up your meals with fresh ingredients, we have plenty to choose from at Seed n Sow! 

We hope this blog has been helpful and given you some inspiration for what seeds you can start this month and given you some ideas of what you can get up to next weekend in the garden!

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