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April Gardening Tasks



Expand the categories below to learn more about what you need to do this month.

Vegetables

As soil temperatures consistently get into the low 60s, you can seed things like beans and corn. When soil temperatures get into and above the mid-sixties to the low 70s, think about crops like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash and melons.

Watch for aphids on tender growth such as new cabbage leaves. Wash off with a strong water spray or try something like diatomaceous earth (DE) and watch for worm damage on all cole vegetable crops like cabbage, mustard and turnips! Dust with Bt as needed. Flea beetles can be a problem on radishes.

Cultivate to control grassy and broadleaf weeds, break up crusty soils and incorporate plenty of organic matter such as composts. Plant herbs.

The last frost for Hall County can fall between mid-March and mid-April. In any event, there is a lessening chance of frost in April, so many folks want to get an early start on the vegetable garden. Some planting times for more common vegetables:

Tomatoes, eggplants and peppers – March 25 to April 1 - June 1

Cantaloupe – March 20 – June 20

Cucumbers - Apr. 1 - May 15

Watermelons – March 20 – May 1

Squash - Apr. 1 - May 15

Snap, Pole, & Half-runner beans - March 15 – May 1 to May 10

Sweet corn - March15 – June 1

Fruit Trees

Lawns

Flowers

Trees

Houseplants

Miscellaneous




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