Monthly Garden To Do List
Things to Plant in April!
Ageratum, Ajuga, Joseph’s Coat (Amaranthus), Balsam, Wax Begonia, Blue Daze, Blue Cardinal Flower, Boltonia, Scarlet Bouvardia, Calico Plant, Chocolate Plant, Cigar Plant (Cuphea Ignea), Cockscomb, Coleus, Columbine, Coneflower (Echinacea), Copper Plant, Coreopsis, Cosmos sulphureus, Dahlia, Shasta Daisy, Feverfew, Geranium, Gomphrena, Hibiscus, Hollyhock, Impatiens, Jacobinia, Lantana, Marigold (African, French, and Mexican Mint), Nierembergia, Penta, Periwinkle, Persian Shield, Plumbago, Phlox drummondii, Portulaca, Purslane, Rudbeckia hirta, Salvia, Sedum, Stokes’ Aster (Helianthus), Wishbone Flower (Torenia), Yarrow, Zinnia.
All Month: Amaranth, Bean, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Muskmelon, Okra, Peanuts, Peppers, Pumpkin, Southern Pea, Squash, Sweet Potato, Tomatillo, Tomato Transplants, Watermelon.
Bare fruit or container grown pecans, fruit trees, grapes, and berry bushes.
Anise, Star Anise, Basil, Bay, Borage, Bouncing Bet, Caraway, Catnip, Chives, Comfrey, Costmary, Cumin, Fennel, Fenugreek, Scented Geranium, Germander, Horehound, Horseradish, Lamb’s Ear, Lavender, Lemon Grass, Lemon Verbena, Mexican Mint Marigold (a great substitute for French Tarragon), Monarda, Oregano, Parsley, Perillia, Rosemary, Sage, Santolina, Summer Savory, Winter Savory, Sesame, Sorrel, Southernwood, Tansy, Tarragon, Thyme, Common Wormwood, Roman Wormwood, Yarrow.
Things To Do in April!
- Tomatoes and Peppers should be fed with a liquid fertilizer. Feed crape myrtle beneath the branch spread with 1/3 cup complete fertilizer per sq. yd. After second mowing, fertilize lawn with 3-1-2 ratio product; aerate first, if needed. Fertilize all houseplants with complete fertilizer. After blooming, feed bulbs with bone meal. Mulch trees, shrubs, vegetable garden and flower beds (after soil has warmed) with 2-4 inches of mulch. Pine needles and oak leaves make a good mulch for acid-loving plants. Spread coffee grounds around azaleas and other acid-loving plants.
- Water as needed.
Diseases/Pests To Look For:
- Watch for aphids on new growth
- Spider Mites on older leaves
- Cut worms on young transplants
- Spray peach and plum trees for curculio weevils when 3/4 of the petals have fallen. (repeat three times at two-week intervals)
- Need a plant problem identified? Just bring a sample in a zipblock bag to the Travis County Agrilife Extension Office, 1600 -B Smith Road.