April Gardening - Top Ten Growing Tips
Gardening Tip #1: Heirlooms seeds are among the most popular seeds
available. They are "Tried and True", proven winners over decade, if not
hundreds of years.
Gardening Tip #2: Spring is a time for...love. It's also the best
time for pest control...before the critters fall in love.
More on Pest
Gardening Tip #3: Are you ready to attract returning birds to your
yard? Growing flowers to attract them, is a great way to make them feel "at
home". One of the most frequently asked questions, is: "What plants can I
grow to attract Hummingbirds?' The list is long.
that attract Hummingbirds.
Gardening Tip #4: As soon as you can get out into your yard, prune
your rose bushes. First, remove any dead stems. Keep 3-6 stems, with 2 -3
buds per stem. Give them a good dose of general purpose
on Growing Roses.
Gardening Tip #5: Seed planting depth is important. Planting them
too deep, makes it difficult, for the seedling to emerge. For tiny seeds,
try planting them on top of loose soil. Then, gently water them in.
Seed Starting Tips.......
Gardening Tip #6: Chances are, you've got compost from last year's
Fall clean-up that is not finished. Kick start your compost pile. Mix in
the first cuttings of grass. Toss in any green kitchen
Gardening Tip #7: Onions are one of the cold hardiest plants in your
garden. Plant onion sets (bulbs) as soon as the ground can be worked. Even
if there is no action above ground, the bulbs will begin to grow roots. Young
onion plants can be planted into the ground, when the nights do not go below
Gardening Tip # 8: Most plants do best in full sunlight. Ditto with
your indoor starts. Grow-lights are a great tool for providing the needed
light for your young starts. Cold frames are another great tool. Cold frames
also allow you to Harden Off your plants, prior to transplanting. See more
Gardening Tip #9: Grow Asparagus! It is the first vegetable harvest
of the spring. This easy to grow perennial, requires little maintenance,
and has almost no disease or pest problems.
Gardening Tip #10: Raised Bed gardens help to eliminate two problems
of early spring gardens... cold and wet soils. The soil in a raised bed warms
faster. The elevated soil drains away excess water, keeping seeds from rotting
and roots from drowning. See
on Raised Beds and
April Gardening Holidays :
April 7th -
Caramel Popcorn Day This tasty, chewy treat is
April 19 -
National Garlic Day - How's your breath!?
April 22 -
Day - Not really a gardening day, but an earthly environment holiday
that all gardeners appreciate and support.
April 23 -
National Zucchini Bread Day - they hold this at a
time when you are not sick of all that zucchini.
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