Now it is all starting to happen.

However we could still be at risk from frost so early shoots may need to be protected.

Many people say that you should plant your potatoes on Good Friday – and mine are indeed out – but it is still quite cold, mound earth over any shoots to protect them from the frost.

You could be getting your trench or bed ready for celery if you are going to grow any. You could also be getting supports ready for your peas.

You could be thinking about sowing loads and loads of things outdoors, like;

Artichokes, asparagus, broad beans, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbages, calabrese, carrots, cauliflower, chicory, endive, kohl rabi, leeks, lettuce, rocket, parsnips, peas, radish, spinach, spring onions, swiss chard & turnips.

You could be planting out;

Asparagus crowns, globe artichokes, onion sets, shallots, strawberry plants & summer cabbage seedlings.

Tips; peat modules are a good way to bring on plants, especially those that don’t like having their roots disturbed when you plant them out (eg sweetcorn). Grow them in the modules indoors then plant out.

AND: make the most of the April showers – check out your rainwater collection systems!