Vegetables You Can Plant in April
April is the perfect time to get outdoors and get into the garden for a bit of vegetable growing. Before you know it, you’ll be harvesting a bounty of freshly harvested produce. Here are some of the vegetables you can plant in April:
- Kale: Hardy and easy to grow, kale is a versatile green that can be cooked or eaten raw. It can be planted from seed in April and will be ready to harvest in late summer.
- Lettuce: Crisp and delicious, lettuces are ideal for growing in April. Sow as soon as the soil is warm, either directly in the ground or in seed trays.
- Spinach: Spinach can be planted in April either from seed or seedlings and is ideal for salads and side dishes. Harvest once the leaves are large enough to eat.
- Carrots: April is a great time to sow carrot seeds directly in the ground as soon as the soil is fit for working. Carrots can take anywhere from 8-10 weeks to mature, depending on variety.
- Turnips: Quick-growing turnips can be directly sown in the ground in April for a taste of freshness in a few weeks. Turnip greens are also delicious when sautéed with garlic.
- Beets: Beets can take anywhere from 8-10 weeks to mature and make a wonderful addition to a salad or meal. Sow the seeds directly in April and you’ll have a harvest by late summer.
- Parsley: Whether you’re growing the flat-leaf or curly-leaf variety, parsley is wonderfully easy to grow in the garden. Sow your parsley directly in the ground in April and you’ll have a harvest in 8-12 weeks.
- Chives: Chives are a short-lived perennial that can be sown from seed in April and harvested all summer long. Enjoy their mild onion flavor fresh in salads or cooked in dishes.
- Thyme: Hardy and fragrant, thyme can easily be grown from seed in April. Use fresh in soups and sauces or dried for storing.
April is packed with possibilities for the vegetable gardener, so why not sow some seeds and get your own fresh harvest this summer?