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What to Plant in April

By Sarah Doolan
Each month there are new ideas to learn, tips and planting advice for cooler, warmer, wetter and drier areas in each zone, so ask at your local nursery which zone best matches your conditions.


All zones


  • Cineraria
  • Delphinium
  • Pansy
  • Poppy
  • Primula
  • Statice
  • Stock
  • Sweet pea (top)
  • Viola

Zones 1-3


  • Aquilegia
  • Calendula
  • Erigeron
  • Helichrysum
  • Hollyhock
  • Nemesia
  • Nigella
  • Petunia

Zones 4-6


  • Alyssum
  • Lobelia
  • Penstemon
  • Phlox
  • Snapdragon
  • Wallflower


All zones

Broad beans

  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Peas
  • Spinach

Zones 1-3


  • Artichoke (Jerusalem, glove)
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Capsicum
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Potato
  • Sweet corn
  • Tomato
  • Zucchini

Zones 4-6


  • Asparagus (crowns
  • Parsnip

April gardening jobs

  • Prepare soil for planting bare-root deciduous trees during winter by mixing in organic matter and ensuring soil drains well.
  • Give hedges a last shaping trim before winter
  • Plant climbers such as bougainvillea and mandevilla in tropical and sub-tropical gardens.
  • Clean algae from paths and steps to prevent accidental slips in winter.


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