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April is Get Your Garden Springtime Ready Month

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Cathy Isom fills you in about some important garden tasks to be done in the month of April. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

April is Get Your Garden Springtime Ready Month

Some things you should be doing this month to get that garden springtime ready include: planting spinach, peas, onion, lettuce, and radishes. Raspberries and strawberries too, when the soil is warm enough.  Starting your tomato and broccoli seeds indoors, as well as planting peanuts, sweet potato, squash, cucumbers, melons, and corn.  Also, anywhere where mulch is wearing thin, its time to re-apply it.  

If you have an orchard, now is the time to remove excess fruit from your trees.  This will leave room for your fruit to grow larger and give you a better harvest.  

It’s also time to plant perennials.  Be sure to water adequately once planted, before the temperatures become too warm.  It’s also time to plant an herb garden. incorporate basil, chives, parsley, sage, oregano, thyme, and rosemary.

Also plant new shrubs and trees this month.

I’m Cathy Isom…

Image credit: Tomato seedling/by Jenny Johansson from Pixabay