The gardening season is getting closer and there are a ton of things to plant in April if you live in zones 4 or 5!
As I write this, it’s hard to ignore the fact that it was 10 degrees Fahrenheit here this morning. The chilly temperature makes it difficult to imagine that in just a few short weeks we’ll be planting the gardens. Or that just two days ago, I was outside in a sweatshirt working on new garden beds.
If you live in the northeast, then you know, this is just part of the spring gardening process. Despite the cold, snow and potential frosts yet to come, there is much to do to prepare the garden and many things to plant in April…both inside and out!
And now that April has arrived, we can actually get outside and spend some time building new garden beds, replenishing those of old and starting some cold weather crops.
There are still seeds to be started indoors, as well, but I’m desperate to get outside. I feel much like a wildflower that’s been dormant for months and I’m ready to spend my days blooming under the warmth of the sun.
So, let’s head out and plant some seeds…
Things to Plant in April
(Didn’t get your seeds sown in March? Start with this list instead!)
Melon (Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon, etc.)
Direct Sow Outside
Lettuce (head or leaf) (sow during the last 2 weeks of April)
As you can see there is a whole bunch of seeds you can get started in April and there’s no reason not to start right now.
Unless, of course, it’s snowing…
or below freezing…
or something like that…
If you can’t get outside just yet, then, cozy on up with a cup of your favorite coffee and start planning with our brand new Year to Year Garden Planner.
It’s free and you can download it right now…
You might also like:
- Seeds to Sow in March in the Northeast
- How to Start a Vegetable Garden Indoors
- How to Grow Strawberries in a Pot
Have an Awesome Day!
Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.