April in the Vegie Patch

Violet Sicilian Cauliflower

Keep your broccoli, cauliflower and cabbages growing fast with:

  •  weekly liquid feeding,
  •  cabbage white control,
  •  good watering,
  •  extra mulch up around the stalks. Include some rotten poo in this mulch for a lovely booster (they will peg new roots down in this mulch giving them extra resilience).

In the next two weeks:
Plant out lots of salad greens, parsley and silverbeet;
Direct sow peas, snowpeas, broadbeans, corn salad, miners lettuce, cold weather salads, spinach, coriander, rocket; carrots, beetroot, parsnip, florence fennel and lots of good companion flowers.

Tray sow globe artichokes.

Keep your pumpkins protected while they mature, with a bit of dry mulch under their bums.