Looking to start your own vegetable garden this Spring? Never fear, we are here today to tell you what you need to be planting in the next few weeks. Yes, we are all about landscaping, but we too love a good home grown tomato!
Thank to the University of Georgia Extension Program, we have a checklist for you and your April planting:
- Plant your choices of the following “warm-season” or “frost-tender” crops: beans (snap, pole and lima), cantaloupe, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, okra, field peas, peppers, squash, tomatoes and watermelon.
- Plant tall-growing crops such as okra, pole beans and corn on the north side of other vegetables to avoid shading. Plant two or more rows of corn for better pollination.
- Make a second planting within two to three weeks of the first planting of snap beans, corn and squash.
- Within three to four weeks of the first planting, plant more lima beans and corn. Remember: for better pollination, plant at least two or more rows.
- Be sure to plant enough vegetables for canning and freezing.
- Cultivate to control weeds and grass, to break crusty soil and to provide aeration.
- Maintain mulch between rows.
- For the crops planted earlier, side-dress as described above.
- Plant tender herbs.
- Remember: Do not work in your garden when the foliage is wet to avoid spreading diseases from one plant to another.
We can almost see your vegetable garden growing already! Good luck and remember, for all your landscape and lawn maintenance needs, be sure to call the experts at Stone Creek Landscaping.