April tips and advice
Plant potatoes: Chit and plant out second early potatoes in the first half of the month, maincrop potatoes in the second half.
Pot up tomato seedlings: When seedlings develop two or four true leaves above the more rounded seed leaves, pot them into individual 7cm (2 1/2in) pots.
Plant asparagus crowns: Plant one-year-old crowns 30-45cm (12-18in) apart in rows 45cm (18in) apart.
Protect fruit blossom from frost: Where possible, protect plum and pear flowers from frost but allow insects access for pollination.
Start regular weeding: Keep annual weeds under control by hoeing. Deal with perennial weeds as appropriate, either digging them out or using a weedkiller.
Red spider mite: Look out for red spider mite on strawberries under glass and treat accordingly.