What to Plant in April

What to Plant in April

If you haven’t started some seeds yet, or weeded some of your garden, get to it! We’re in the thick of planting now! Get your brassicas in the ground or start your seeds! If you don’t live in a SUNNY area, you need to get your tomato plants in the ground this month for best results.

This list is based on my planting calendar, which is a great reference when you are choosing what to plant and what to prepare for each season. I’ve included sources for each plant and some notes to better help you in planning your garden this year.

Artichoke Root

Plant outside in SUNNY AREAS only. This is the last recommended month until October to plant.
Sources: Peaceful Valley

Runner Bean

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Snap Bean

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Beet

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Broccoli

Plant seedlings outside or start seeds indoors and plant outside in May or June.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Brussels Sprout

Start seeds indoors to plant outside in June through September.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Cabbage

Plant seedlings outside or start seeds indoors and plant outside in May or June.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Carrot

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Cauliflower

Plant seedlings outside (FOGGY AREAS) or start seeds indoors to plant outside in May (FOGGY AREAS), June (FOGGY AREAS), or July (FOGGY AREAS).
Sources: Botanical Interests

Celery

Plant seedlings outside or start seeds indoors to plant outside in May (FOGGY AREAS), June (FOGGY AREAS), or July (FOGGY AREAS).
Sources: Botanical Interests

Collards

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Early Corn

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Cucumber

Sow seeds outside.
Resources on growing Cucumbers: Bay Area Guide to Growing Cucumbers
Sources: Botanical Interests

Eggplant

Plant seedlings outside or start seeds indoors to plant in May or June (SUNNY AREAS).
Sources: Botanical Interests

Hops Rhizomes

Plant outside.
Sources: Territorial Seed or Northern Brewer

Kale

Plant seedlings outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Kohlrabi

Plant seedlings outside or start seeds indoors to plant outside in May (FOGGY AREAS), June (FOGGY AREAS), or July.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Leek

Sow seeds outside. This is the last recommended month until February to sow.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Lettuce

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Mustard

Sow seeds outside. This is the last recommended month until August to sow unless you live in a FOGGY AREA.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Onion

Sow seeds outside. This is the last recommended month until September to sow unless you live in a SUNNY AREA.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Parsnip

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Peas

Sow seeds outside in FOGGY AREAS only.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Pepper

Plant seedlings outside in SUNNY AREAS, or sow seeds indoors for planting in May or June.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Potato Tubers

Plant outside.
Resources on growing Potatoes: Grow Potatoes from your Pantry
Sources: Peaceful Valley

Radish

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Spinach

Sow seeds outside. This is the last recommended month until July to sow.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Summer & Winter Squash (including Pumpkins)

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Sunflower

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Swiss Chard

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests

Tomato

Plant seedlings outside or sow seeds indoors for planting in May (SUNNY AREAS) or June (SUNNY AREAS). This is the only recommended month of the year to plant tomatoes unless you live in a SUNNY AREA.
Resources on growing Tomatoes: Bay Area Guide to Growing Tomatoes, Review of Cuore di Bue Tomatoes
Sources: Botanical Interests

Turnip

Sow seeds outside.
Sources: Botanical Interests



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