Gardening Calendar for the week starting April 17th 2023
Here is a gardening calendar for this week in April in the UK:
- Check and adjust automatic irrigation system, if necessary.
- Sow tomato and pepper seeds indoors.
- Continue sowing hardy annuals directly into the soil.
- Water container plants thoroughly.
- Start pruning spring-flowering shrubs that have finished blooming.
- Sow beetroot, carrots and parsnips directly into the soil.
- Remove weeds from the garden and patio.
- Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as gladioli and lilies.
- Thin out seedlings that were sown earlier in the year.
- Mulch around shrubs and trees to conserve moisture.
- Sow courgettes and squash seeds indoors.
- Prune back any overgrown hedges or climbers.
- Cut the lawn and trim the edges.
- Plant out any seedlings that have been grown indoors.
- Start sowing French beans and runner beans directly into the soil.
- Give houseplants a feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser.
- Plant out summer bedding plants such as petunias and marigolds.
- Protect tender plants from frost with fleece or cloths if necessary.
- Check for pests and diseases, and treat as necessary.
- Continue sowing seeds of hardy annuals.
- Harvest early crops such as rhubarb and asparagus.