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Sow & Grow in april

What to sow and grow in April in most areas of North Canterbury


The Canterbury region is rather large, with quite a few different climate zones scattered about – even the microclimate in your own garden can make a difference, so be sure to use the following as an ideas list only, and check seed packets or seedling labels for more information specific to your exact growing conditions.

  • root crops such as beetroot, carrots, radish, salsify, swedes, parsnips, and turnips.
  • onion family like shallots, leeks, onion,
  • leafy greens including amaranth, collards, endive, kale, lettuce, silverbeet, and spinach
  • cabbage family including cabbage, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower and kohlrabi
  • podding plants such as broad beans and peas
  • flowers including calendula, Iceland poppy, viola, cornflower and sweet peas
  • herbs like chives, chervil, coriander, dill, Florence Fennel, oregano and parsley
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