This month in Central Texas may bring spring showers and warmer weather, but it’s also the time to plant many of the quintessential garden veggies we all hold so dear in our gardener hearts.

We’re officially past any threat of frost for the greater Austin area and have entered our first of two warm seasons for the year. That means it’s tomato time!  



Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Crowder Peas, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplants, Malabar Spinach, Melons, Okra, Peppers, Summer Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, 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, Sage, Sunflowers, Thyme, & Zinnias

Pro Tip:

Mexican mint marigold has beautiful yellow flowers and an anise-like aroma. We love using this herb to brew tea!


Want a Planting Guide for the Year?

Our Central Texas Monthly Planting Guide can help you keep track of Texas growing seasons and plan ahead to maximize your success in the garden. Each month includes planting times every two weeks and will help guide you whether to start by seed or plant seedlings you have grown yourself or purchased from your local nursery. Having this guide at your fingertips will help you each year as you are learning and growing in Central Texas.

Central Texas Monthly Planting Guide

Take all the guesswork out of your seasonal planting.


Tips for planting in April:

  • Add a good layer of compost before planting anything new.

  • 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. Explore 10 of our favorite flowers to grow alongside our fruits and veggies. 

Need More Help?

Designing gardens and making your gardening dreams come true is what we love most.

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!

What to Grow in April in Central Texas