Planting in April?

Haven’t gotten that garden started yet?  Are you wondering what to grow in April?  We just gave a quick and dirty list to clients in Los Angeles, College Park, MD and Richmond, VA.  So, we thought we’d share.

April is the time to plant summer goodies like corn, peppers, tomatoes and melons. You can also plant beans, carrots, collard greens, cucumbers, leafy lettuce, onions, parsley, potatoes, pumpkins and squash. Herbs to plant include: arugula, basil, chamomile, chive, cilantro, dill, fennel, lavender, mint, oregano, parsley and rosemary. Here are a few regional details.

Try to rotate your crops, because vegetables that grow in the same spot every year decrease certain nutrients in the soil.  So, move things around.  Put the radishes where you put the carrots last year.

No green thumb?  No worries.  Certain plants grow in spite of the people who plant them.  We’ve had particular luck with corn, peppers, carrots, onions and all herbs (especially mint!).

Your turn to share…tell us how it goes.

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