Gardener’s To-Do List for April

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


keep planting basilApril To-Do List for Zone 8

  • Give flowers and vegetables a foliar feeding of liquid seaweed or compost tea; spray the liquid nutrients on foliage early in the day before it gets too hot.
  • Plant black-eyed, purple hull and crowder peas, okra, peanuts, sweet potatoes, squash, melons, cucumbers, and corn—all can withstand the heat that will arrive in less than 2 months.
  • Keep planting basil—it loves the warm weather.
  • Plant "bulbs" of caladium, calla, gladiolus, and water lily.
  • Keep adding kitchen scraps and grass clippings to your compost pile.
  • Replenish your mulch!