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April 2017 Tip

April Showers Bring...

  • Fertilize your lawn and apply a pre-emergent crabgrass control when Forsythia blossoms drop.

  • Replenish mulch in your beds to help prevent weeds.

  • Work the soil in your beds as soon as the weather permits, adding compost and other amendments.

  • Start seedlings of: Cucumbers, Eggplant, Melon, Spinach, Okra, Onions, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes.

  • Plant: Beets, Carrots, Dill, Endive, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Parsnips, Peas, Potatoes, Radish, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Artichoke.

  • Transplant: Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Clematis, Daylilies, Foxglove, Fruit Trees, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Pansies, Raspberries, Roses, Strawberries.

May 2017 Tip

May Flowers!

  • Plant in the Garden: Asparagus, Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Corn, Cucumbers, Leeks, Lettuce, Melons, Radish, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Winter Squash Late May: Basil, Corn, Impatiens, Pumpkins, Wax Begonias.

  • Transplant: Brussels Sprouts, Eggplant, Lettuce.

  • Plant an Herb Garden: Most like sun. But some tolerate some shade...Herbs that tolerate shade: Bee Balm, Catnip, Chamomile, Coriander, Costmary, Dill, Fennel, Germander, Hyssop, Lemon Balm, Lovage, Mint, Parsley, Pennyroyal, Rosemary, Salad Burnet, Tansy, Tarragon, and Thyme. Herbs that prefer shade: Angelica, Chervil, Sweet Cicely, Woodruff.

  • Harvesting rhubarb stems by pulling.

  • Plant summer flowering bulbs: Begonias, Callas, Dahlias, Gladioli, Acidanthera, Caladium, Hymenocallis, and Tigridia.

  • Prune Forsythia and Quince after flowering to remove crowded or unhealthy branches.