It’s almost April which means that there are several jobs to do around the garden. Now we are keeping our distance from others and spending more time in the garden, it might be a good time to start tackling them. Ian, a proud gardener and writer for Podio lists his top tips that you should look to incorporate into your April gardening routine.
Label your plants
Rather than buy plant labels, why not make them from plastic milk bottles? To do this, simply slice the bottle into strips wide enough to write on. It’s both cheap and environmentally helpful. Although be sure to recycle when they’re no longer required and don’t forget that the plastic can be sharp!
Look through your potatoes in your home and see if any are starting to sprout. Find a suitable bucket or sack and fill about ¼ with soil and place the potatoes on the surface and cover. As the shoots develop over time, keep covering. The potato should start to produce more sprouts.
Tidy and mow the loan
If you have a lawn give it a good tidy up and a mow. Now is a good time to start getting it ready for the summer.
Sow appropriate seeds
Start to sow appropriate seeds, it’s a good time to sow tomato seeds from waste tomatoes. You can sow tomato seeds by slicing a tomato thinly and by covering it with some soil in a small pot. Once sprouted, separate the various shoots then replant into individual pots to grow on.
Tidy up pots
Consider gathering up any empty plant pots that are laying about, wash and store ready for use.
Keep an eye out for slugs
As always, keep an eye out for slugs, check under pots as they are perfect conditions for them to thrive and be a major pain.