April fruit and veg with Monty
Monty prepares his vegetable beds for the year, sows tender veg, and more, in this collection of video clips
It's easy to get carried away in April, with temperatures heating up and days getting longer, but there's still a risk of frost overnight, so err on the side of caution when sowing veg outdoors. Others can be started under glass until risk of frost has passed.
In this collection of Gardeners' World clips, Monty is repotting mint, laying out vegetable beds, and tentatively sowing tender veg towards the end of the month.
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In this short Gardeners' World clip, Monty demonstrates how to repot mint, and gives tips about what potting compost to use, how often to repot, and how best to look after this versatile herb.
Lay out vegetable beds
Monty demonstrates how to lay out vegetable beds using bamboo canes and twine. He discusses some of the key considerations for growing successful crops, like the aspect of the plot and how much sun different vegetables require.
Sowing tender vegetables
Mid- to late-April is a good time to start sowing tender vegetables, now that the last frosts are only a few weeks away. In this video guide from Gardeners’ World, Monty shows you how to sow 'Uchiki Kuri' squash, and sweetcorn, and offers tips on reducing your use of plastic.