April Garden Ideas:
Post a schedule indicating who will be in charge of checking the seeds, watering, checking grow lights. Identify a "Garden Coach".
Take a soil test if you haven’t in past two years. Test results will provide recommendations for adding soil amendments. Learn more and request a kit here.
Remove winter plant material from gardens, including mulch around garlic. Sidedress with fertilizer once garlic shoots emerge.
Bare-root fruit trees, brambles, strawberries, and asparagus plants should be planted as soon as possible.
Sow peas as soon as your beds are ready to plant.
Keep an eye on forsythia. It’s blooms are a great indicator of when to plant potatoes and onions.
Start tomato, pepper, and eggplant seedlings.
Plan ahead for showing off your produce at Common Ground Fair Exhibition Hall. September is closer than you think so start planning for that giant pumpkin or those fancy beans or sunflowers!
Finish up any pruning that was not completed in March.
Apply for a Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Education grant, due June 8th. Buy an Ag in Classroom license plate when you register your vehicle to help fund this grant program!
Register here to attend workshops at Maine School Garden Day. Check out the event on Facebook.
Check out our SCHOOL GARDEN CALENDAR to learn more about what this month looks like in the garden! For more information, try out these awesome resources: MOFGA's Planting Calendar, Fedco's Veggie Chart, and Johnny's Planting Calculator and Succession Planting Template.