Veggie Seeds to Start in April
Spring is finally here with increased daylight and garden soil warming up.
April is the best time to plant most of your vegetable seeds. Cool season crops
can be directly planted in the ground. Warm season vegetables need to be stated
indoors and placed outdoors after your last frost date. Plant tomatoes, squash,
corn, cucumbers and peppers from seeds indoors. Below is the list of vegetables
that can be started outdoors in April. Be sure to check your gardening zone for
last frost dates.
10 day sowing of different varieties. This will give
you continual bean crops and not one large harvest.
Suggested varieties: Kentucky Wonder, Contender, Topcrop
Sow beets now for a fast, early summer treat.
Suggested Varieties: Detroit Dark Red
Broccoli Suggested variety: Packman A high yielding, small head broccoli with
Suggested variety: Franklin is the earliest maturing of
all the Brussels sprouts. It has the added bonus of high quality, uniform, firm
Cabbage is one of the easier plants to grow in the garden. Select a variety
that is right for your location (size and maturity length). Be sure to
fertilize and water when cabbage head begins to form.
Suggested variety: Early Jersey Wakefield, Golden Acre, Chinese Blues,
Mei-Qing, Red Cabbage
Cauliflower Suggested variety:Snow Queen vigorous,
rapid growth and long harvest. It's head is snow-white that measures 7-8"
inches. across. Give cauliflower fertile soil, full sun and steady moisture and
you'll be rewarded with large, delicious heads that are high in vitamin C.
variety: Tango stalks
are wonderfully crunchy and sweet, springing up from exceptionally vigorous,
One of the most rewarding and fast growing crops to grow. Corn is delicious
when cooked only minutes after being pulled off the stalk. Try a small plot of
corn, working your way to a large field of several varieties.
Suggested variety: Honey n Pearl, Peaches and Cream, Incredible, Sugar Buns
Fast growing vine or bush cucumber plants can produce an abundance of cucumber
fruits. Be careful to pick a variety for the space you have in your garden.
Vine cucumbers can be the best tasting but need far more space than bush
Suggest variety: Burpee hybrid, Burpless, Bush Crop, Pickling
Start a crop of salad mix greens that gets bright, direct sun. Great for summer
and fall crops.
Suggested Varieties: Bistro Salad Blend,
Butter crunch, Mesclun Mix, Black Seeded Simpson, Gourmet Salad Blend, Head,
Leaf, Red Leaf, Romaine
onion seeds growing. Be careful to select an onion variety appropriate for your
garden zone. Northern areas should plant long day onions. Southern regions
should plant short day onions.
Suggest variety: Sweet White Walla Walla, Red Burgermaster, Yellow Spanish
Green peas and sugar peas are good to plant in April, and will produce a May
Suggested variety: Sugar Ann, Oregon Giant
Fresh, crisp peppers are a garden favorite. Peppers take up little space and
can produce high yields when planted close together. Plant as many different
varieties as possible. They come small, big, hot, mild, and an array of
Suggested variety: California Wonder, Golden Bell, Hungarian Yellow, Early
Jalapeno, Sweet Banana, Super Chili
Yum! Summer squash sowing in June will lead to fresh squash and zucchini in
July and August.
Suggested Varieties: Acorn, Early Butternut, Pumpkin, Spaghetti, Zucchini
The most popular garden vegetable. Growing tomatoes is not only fun but treats
you to some of the best tasting fruits in the world. Tomatoes come in many
colors, shapes, taste, and sizes. Grow a few varieties every year to find your
favorites! Suggested variety: Betterboy, Brandywine, Early Girl, Heirloom
Brandywine, Juliet, Oregon Spring, Patio, Sunsugar, Super Fantastic, Super