With the ground thawed and ready, now is the perfect time to get your garden going – and growing! Here are some tips on not only what to plant in April, but how to make sure you’ll have a great garden all summer long.
Ready for some veggies? There are lots of great choices that need to be planted early. These are heartier vegetables with longer growing seasons.
Here’s what you should start with in April:
Here are some tips on general maintenance that will help you make sure your plants enjoy a healthy and hearty growing season:
- Install supports for perennials before they get too large. One solution is crisscrossing strings from hidden or decorative posts, allowing stems to grow through the gaps.
- Apply a general-purpose fertilizer along borders and beds. Take care not to damage emerging shoots, or to burn them with fertilizer.
- Top dress spring-flowering alpines with grit or gravel to show off the plants and to help prevent stem rots.
- Bulbs coming up in rock gardens or in containers may benefit from overhead protection from the rain - a sheet of plastic placed on bricks will do the job.