This month in Central Texas may bring spring showers (and temps in the 90s already!), but it’s also the time to plant many of the quintessential garden veggies we all hold so dear in our gardener hearts.
WHAT TO GROW IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, IN APRIL
Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Crowder Peas, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplants, Malabar Spinach, Melons, Okra, Peppers, Summer Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatillos (plant 2 plants for pollination), & Winter Squash
Herbs and Flowers
Basil, Calendula, Cora Vincas, Cosmos, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Marigolds, Oregano, Petunias, Rosemary, Sunflowers, Thyme, & Zinnias
Mexican mint marigold has beautiful yellow flowers and an anise-like aroma. We love using this herb to brew tea!
Central Texas Monthly Planting Guide
Take all the guesswork out of your seasonal planting.
Tips for planting this month:
Add a good layer of compost before planting.
Keep soil moist for proper seed germination.
Water new plants in well, and if your soil is extra dry, water the whole garden before planting.
Watch them grow each day!
Also, many of your warm season plants need pollination to be productive, so make sure you add some flowers to your kitchen garden to attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies.
Need More Help?
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Book a consultation with us, and we’ll come check out your available space, help you find the best locations, and lay the plans for your dream garden this April. The best part is, we’ll even build it for you.
If you’re ready to make this your best gardening year yet (or your first gardening year ever), schedule an onsite or virtual consultation, and we can get started!