What to Grow in April (Temperate Climate Australia)

by Corinne Mossati

What to Grow in April (Temperate Climate Australia): a list of vegetables, fruit, herbs, edible flowers and my Garden Cocktail of the Month.

Kohlrabi Leaves What to Grow in April

Kohlrabi Leaves – Photo © The Gourmantic Garden

It’s been a warm start to autumn in Sydney this year which pushed back my cool season planting. In my garden, eggplants are producing, zucchini is fruiting, tomatillo plants are bearing a lot of flowers and fruit, cucamelons are abundant, chilli peppers and dwarf tomatoes are onto their second and third flush.

I have started my autumn seeds, mainly tatsoi, leafy greens and broccoli and they’re happily growing in small pots until the weather changes and my summer crops start to die. Last week I started my second round of seeds. Germination is a lot faster when the temperature is still warm.

Gardening is about working with nature, not through a rigid timetable and I’m looking forward to the cooler season. Here’s what to grow in April.

What to Grow in April: Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs & Edible Flowers

What to Grow in April Broad Bean Pods

Broad Bean Pods – Photo © The Gourmantic Garden

What to Grow in April: Vegetables & Fruit

  • Beetroot
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celtuce
  • Choy sum
  • Cress
  • Endives
  • Florence fennel
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mizuna
  • Mustard greens
  • Onion
  • Pak choy
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Rocket
  • Shallots
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Swedes
  • Swiss chard
  • Turnip


  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Fennel
  • Lemon Balm
  • Nigella
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Thyme
What to Grow in April Cornflower

Cornflower – Photo © The Gourmantic Garden

What to Grow in April: Edible Flowers

  • Alyssum
  • Calendula
  • Cornflower
  • Dianthus
  • Lobelia
  • Pansy
  • Poppy
  • Viola

Garden Cocktail of the Month: April – Limoncello & River Mint Mojito

Garden Cocktail of the Month

How many of us have a bottle limoncello gathering dust? You may have bought the lemon liqueur or made your own. Niw what do you with it aside from sipping it neat? Make a Limoncello and River Mint Mojito, my garden cocktail for April. The weather is still warm and afternoons call for enjoying a little sunshine in the garden.

Cheers to enjoying garden cocktails in April!

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