Gardener’s To-Do List for April

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of April.


Plant your peasApril To-Do List for Zone 4

  • When the soil has warmed and dried, plant cold-tolerant crops, such as peas, spinach, lettuce, radishes, and onion.
  • In flowerbeds, plant lilies, primroses, and lilies-of-the-valley.
  • Plant raspberries as soon as possible, but wait until the soil has begun to warm before planting strawberries.
  • Dig and divide perennials, such as daylilies and irises.
  • Indoors, start tomato seeds if you plan to set them out under protective covering next month.
  • Start broccoli seeds indoors for an early crop—but don't delay; soon it will be too warm.