April is the best time to plant most of your vegetable seeds after your last frost. It’s still not too late to plant tomatoes and peppers from seeds as well. Check out the below vegetables that can be started in April. Be sure to check your gardening zone for last frost dates. For best resultstry a GCG this spring!
Cabbage: Cabbage is one of the easier plants to grow in the garden. Select a variety that is right for your location (size and maturity length). Be sure to fertilize and water when cabbage head begins to form.Suggested variety: Premium Late Flat Dutch, Golden Acre, Michihili
Carrots: Planting carrots by April will give an early summer crop. Suggested variety: Little Finger, Scarlet Nantes
Herbs: Plant heat loving herbs like basil, oregano, thyme and sage. Suggested varieties: Italian Basil, Greek Oregano, Dill
Lettuce: Start a crop of salad mix greens that gets bright sun but not all day. Great for late summer and early fall crops. Suggested Varieties: Buttercrunch, Mesclun Mix, Black Seeded Simpson
Melons: Melons are some of the most rewarding plants to grow. Great for hot, long summers. A staple for summer picnics and family fun. Melons love growing in a GCG. Let the plants trail freely Suggested variety: Sugar Baby, Crimson Sweet, Hales Best
Peppers: Fresh, crisp peppers are a garden favorite. Peppers take up little space and can produce high yields when planted close together. Plant as many different varieties as possible. They come small, big, hot, mild, and an array of different colors. Suggested variety: California Wonder, Early Jalapeno, Sweet Banana, Super Chili
Tomatoes: The most popular garden vegetable. Growing tomatoes is not only fun but treats you to some of the best tasting fruits in the world. Tomatoes come in many colors, shapes, taste, and sizes. Grow a few varieties every year to find your favorites! Suggested variety: Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Roma, Sweetie, Heirloom Blen