Wednesday, March 31, 2010
April Garden Calendar
North or South, April brings real hope that the earth will be green again.
April is the month for sowing lettuces, radishes, scallion, Swiss chard, broad beans, peas, beets, carrots and kale. Most of these you will want to stagger the sow about every two weeks to make sure you have ongoing crops until the end of their growing time.
There will be some things still edible ad bouncing back from the winter garden, depending on where you are. We have greens of different kinds, tender and so good.
These will be pretty much over by the time its warm enough to plant the remainder of the garden, we will simply turn them back into the soil for fodder..nutrients.
Anyone growing currants or gooseberry's this is the time to spray whatever you use to control red spider mites, aphids, and sawfly.
If you don't have them through mother nature consider purchasing Ladybugs for your garden...they can eat millions of aphids in a single day. They are a totally good bug.
Happy gardening~watch out for the "big" bugs !