April Edible Garden Tips

kale in bowl grown in garden Perth

There’s not much more satisfying than eating food you have grown, harvested and prepared with your own hands.

So, we’re kicking off a new, monthly blog post series to guide you through what to plant and where, tips and tricks. And all appropriate for the local climate here in Perth. 

What to do in your garden in April

 

Transplanting

If you’re a step ahead and have previously planted in seed trays, the following should now be ready to have the seedlings transplanted into the garden.

Broccoli Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage Cauliflower
Collard Greens Leeks
Onions

Planting into the Garden

Broad Beans Beetroot Burdock
Carrots Chives Corn Salad/Lamb’s Lettuce
Garlic Japanese Greens/Mizuna Kohlrabi
Lettuce Oregano Pak Choy
Parsley Peas Radish
Rocket/Arugala Rutabage/Swedes Shallots/Eschalots
Silverbeet Snow Peas Spinach
Turnips  

Starting in Seed Trays

This month is the time to start Kale – undercover in seed trays ready to plant out in 4-6 weeks.27910801-kale-chips-with-parmigano-cheese-in-ceramic-bowl-selective-focus

Harvesting

If you’ve been super organised and already planted some crops in your vegie garden, these are those vegetables and herbs that should be ready for harvesting during April.

Amaranth Asparagus Peas Beetroot
Chives Cucumber Dwarf Beans
Eggplant Kohlrabi Lettuce
Mustard Greens Okra Oregano
Parsley Radish Runner Beans
Silverbeet Sunflower Turnips

Growing food – Tip of the Month

Get the kids involved! Have your children take part in creating the food they eat. This will help them understand where there food comes from, how it grows and you may even find that some fussy eaters are more likely to try plants and herbs they have tended. There are lots of jobs they can help with from watering, to sowing seeds.  Just keep a watchful eye on them weeding in case they pull up the beautiful seedlings.

We will also be highlighting each of these plants throughout the month over on our Facebook page – offering information about planting, harvesting and more – so don’t forget to jump over and ‘like’ the Perth Landscaping & Gardening page.

This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. For specific advice, please contact Perth Gardening