What To Plant in April: 5+ Actually Delicious Veggies

by John Griffith

April is a busy month when it comes to gardening. The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. It’s time to start planting your favorite vegetables to enjoy later on in the year. And on the bright side, there is plenty of choice when it comes to what to plant in April. It’s a great time to start planting cold-hardy veggies and seeding them directly into the garden. Don’t let the gardening calendar overwhelmed you. We’ve created a list with the best crops to start planting now, so you can enjoy the fruits of your hard labor further one into the year. If you are concerned that the weather seems too cold for gardening, you can start the seedlings inside and then transplant them later on when the temperature starts getting nicer and warmer. Here is what seeds you can start sowing this spring.

April is a great time to start planting cold-hardy veggies

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Broccoli is a powerhouse when it comes to nutrition. It’s full of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. And the best part about it is that it is fairly easy to grow. You can start the seedlings inside in a cup. However, you will need to transfer them in a container which is at least three gallons. After at least three to four weeks have gone by, you can start taking the seedlings outside to start them getting used to the outdoor climate. When the last frost has gone, it’s time to replant the broccoli outdoors. Make sure to plant them around a foot one from another. Broccoli needs a lot of water, so make sure to water it well and regularly.

Broccoli is full of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium

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This is one of the easiest of veggies to grow. It only takes around a month, and they are all grown up. They do amazing in the garden, but you can also grow them in a pot. If you want a continuous supply of radishes, there are some rules to follow. Make sure you thin the seeds out at least an inch one from another. They require plenty of room, so they can develop. Also make sure to sow seeds in short rows, from two to four weeks, in order to be able to harvest them all summer. Just like with the broccoli keep everything moist. This will help avoid the radishes from developing tough and woody.

Radishes are one of the easiest of veggies to grow

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This leafy, green is great in providing us with more than half of the vitamins we need daily. That’s why it’s a great idea to grow it at home. There is nothing better than having fresh spinach for your salad. That’s why we recommend having this amazing veggie in your home. You can start them indoors, if you feel like it’s a bit chilly, however keep in mind that spinach does prefer cooler weather rather than be boiled in heat. That’s why your best bet to having spinach in the garden longer is giving it plenty of moisture, protecting it from snails, slugs, other pests and planting it in successive crops around every two weeks.

There is nothing better than having fresh spinach for your salad

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This vegetable requires a lot of space, unlike their mini version brussels sprouts, so make sure you have made room in the garden. It also requires rich soil in order to grow big. Making sure the richness of the soil is at a constant level. When planting cabbages, you need to make sure to space them around a foot apart. Red cabbage also does great in April. Cabbages are full of great vitamin A’s, so there is much to enjoy from this veggie.

When planting cabbages, space them around a foot apart

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The warmer the weather, the more the lettuce is under attack. Slugs and snails come to get a bite, the sun turns the plant bitter and the lettuce is a goner. That is why April is a great choice to plant this leafy veggie. All you need to do is sprinkle the seeds and cover them with soil. The plant is best sown under a cover, in modules or a seed tray. This will give it a good head start and save them from all the potential danger. You can also plant them in pots or use some copper tape to protect them.

The warmer the weather, the more the lettuce is under attack

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Early spring is a great time to start with your peas. Feel free to plant them directly into the ground when it’s still kind of cool. Late March to early April is the best time to start growing this plant. However, keep in mind that this veggie doesn’t do great when it comes to hot weather. Make sure to plant the seeds an inch apart and an inch deep. You also need pea netting or trellis as the peas will start to grow tall, and they will need something to climb on. If you are afraid of pests such as mice you can sow them indoors as well. After they have got around fifteen centimeters tall you can go and move them to the garden.

Late March to early April is the best time to start growing peas

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Ah, kale. Quite the controversial leafy green. You either love it or hate it. However, leafy greens are great for hormone balance. And it’s a superfood that is filled with vitamin C and A. Just one serving of Kale can help you get your daily dose of these vitamins. And it’s great for growing in the cooler, spring months. Use standard pots sizes. This way the plant has a good, equal light distribution, so it can grow well. Scatter the seeds, water them and cover them with a little layer of dirt. Make sure the kale has at least fourteen hours a day. After four to six weeks, you can transfer the leafy green outside.

Just one serving of Kale can help you get your daily dose of vitamin A and C

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There are plenty more vegetables, fruits, and flowers to plant in April. So, roll your sleeves up and let’s get gardening. We hope you found this article useful. Now that you have information to start with the first steps, you can enjoy your very own veggie garden.

So, roll your sleeves up and let’s get gardening

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.