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April Growers' Guide

It is time for bustling activity as we prepare for the seasonal shift. With the temperatures cooling and the days becoming shorter, our focus turns to cultivating a variety of crops perfectly suited for the milder conditions. Root vegetables such as carrots and beets eagerly push through the earth waiting to be pulled and made into a hearty soup. With each harvest we form a deeper connection to the land and the rhythms of nature, reminding us of the timeless cycle of growth and renewal that accompanies each season of change.



Seeds to sow now

Agastache, Alyssum, Calendula, Cornflowers, Delphinium, Echinacea, Foxglove, Lupins, Nasturtium, Poppy, Pyrethrum, Salvia, Sweet peas, Tansy, Zinnia

Dead head and prune spent flowers from Summer.

Get bulbs for tulips etc into the ground in early autumn.

Plant ornamental grasses such as Lomandra and Liriope.

Raw Vegetables

Veggies & Herbs

Seeds to sow now

Beetroot, Bok Choy, Broad Beans, Carrot, Celery, Chervil, Chives, Chinese broccoli, Coriander, Daikon, Dill, Endive, Fennel, Garlic, Garlic chives, Kale, Leek, Lemon balm, Lettuce, Mizuna, Mustards, Onions, Pak Choy, Parsley, Peas, Potato, Radish, Rocket, Sage, Salsify, Silverbeet, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring Onion, Swede, Thyme, Turnip

Seedlings to transplant now

Artichoke, Asparagus, Beans, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce, Rhubarb, Silverbeet

Start thinking about the potatoes you want to sow in the upcoming season.

Sliced Citrus Fruits



  • Keep watering regularly - especially citrus.

  • Mulching your fruit trees is important for water retention in the soil.

  • Order your bare rooted fruit trees if you have not yet already.

  • Prepare soil for bare rooted fruit trees.

  • Cut out citrus tree water shoots.

  • Finalise all your summer fruit tree pruning for tree maintenance.

  • After your last raspberry harvest, remove old canes.

  • Use supports to hold up heavy bearing raspberry canes.

  • Check for and remove dropped citrus to stop fruit fly.

  • Thin citrus as the fruit develops to stop branches breaking.

  • Remove any mummified fruit and fallen fruit from stone fruit trees.

Garden Shed

Soil, Tasks and Tools

  • Ensure your worm farm is somewhere warm for the winter 

  • Keep your veggies mulched

  • Continue to weed, especially Mother of Millions

  • Decide if you want to plant a green manure over winter - lablab, cow pea, millet etc

  • Clean up fruit fly traps for next season

  • Tidy up nets as required

  • Wash fruit bags and dry for next season

  • Repair irrigation systems, consider adding timers where possible

  • Sharpen pruning tools after summer pruning

  • Clean saws and other blade tools

Preserved Vegetables

Harvest, Preserve 
& Seed Save



beans, berries, lettuce, silverbeet and citrus fruit as they ripen, radishes, spring onions, mustards, spinach, squashes, tomatoes, herbs, lilly pilly fruits, makrut limes, bananas, pomegranate fruit, squashes, sweet potato, chillies

Seed saving

Beans, rocket, radishes, broccoli, silverbeet, artichokes, tomatoes, squashes

Check out our seed saving page for more information.

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