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Are you wondering what you can plant during the month of April? For us in southwest Missouri in zone 6 April is the start of our busy season. Our average last frost date is April 15th, this year spring came very early so I already have a lot of things directed sown in my garden. If you don’t know when your last average frost date is you can do a simple search or check here for your dates.
If you are in a different zone you’ll need to make adjustments to your planting dates based on your last average frost date.
Direct sowing in April.
You can direct sow things like radishes, carrots, peas, beets, turnips, lettuce, and spinach. Potatoes can also be planted out now. You’ll want to watch your local weather for cold snaps and rainy periods to find your best days to get things planted in your garden.
Seeds to start indoors.
If you haven’t started your tomato seeds you still have time. I would just look for varieties that have a shorter growing season. I don’t start things like okra or squash indoors. I’ve found they just do better if I wait for warmer weather and direct sow them.
Odds and Ends to get ready for a great garden season in April.
Make last-minute seed orders.
Finish prepping garden beds.
Turn your compost piles.
Start a new compost pile.
That’s what I’m trying to get done for the month of April in my garden. Good Lord willing I’ll get everything checked off my list on time this month. If you find yourself struggling to get all the things done just take it little bites at a time and you’ll have it all done before you know it.
You might find March’s Gardening Guide helpful if you are in a cooler climate than mine.
Here are my top Seed Starting Mistakes it might also be helpful as you try to get your garden going.
What are you planting in your garden this month? Let me know in the comments below.