APRIL

Prime time in the garden! This is the major month for planting warm weather crops.

SET out these  TRANSPLANTS:

TIMING is crucial!

NOTE:  It is important to get Warm Weather Crop transplants set in the garden  as EARLY  in the month as possible to extend the growing season and avoid pest pressures that increase as the weather warms up. This will lengthen harvest, decrease pesticide use, and be much more pleseant!

 

STARTING APRIL 1 SET SEEDLINGS OUT AS SOON AS NO FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE PREDICTED IN THE 10 DAY FORCAST,  (or be prepared to protect transplants on frosty nights.  In general,  most danger of frost is past here in Crestview after the second week of the month.)

 

 

TOMATO
CUCUMBER
CORN
PEPPER
WINTER SQUASH
CANTALOUPE
EGGPLANT
SUMMER SQUASH
WATERMELON

DIRECT SEED these OUTDOORS:

BEANS (all!)
CUCUMBERS
PUMPKINS (for pies)
CANTALOUPE
OKRA
SUMMER SQUASH
CORN
SOUTHERN PEAS
WINTER SQUASH

And from "slips":

SWEET POTATOES

Major garden tasks:

Keep watered, mulched, and stay ahead of the weeds!