Mountain Gardening 101
Saturday 4/3 at 10 am
Suggested donation of $5
Masks & Social Distancing
Taught by Lindsay Graves of
Fourth Street Farm
Getting an abundant harvest in your mountain vegetable garden starts with a great plan. Learn the basics of our seasons, plant families, garden planning, and walk through a three season garden plan during our Mountain Gardening 101.
April Garden Calendar
In April, garden cleanup is a priority. Rake leaves and debris from around trees, shrubs and other garden areas. Check trees and shrubs for broken or dead branches and prune when necessary.
In an established asparagus bed work nitrogen fertilizer around plants before spears emerge.
Soak Parsley seeds 24 hours before planting ¼-inch deep.
Dill seeds should be pressed lightly into the soil.
It’s not too late to plant all varieties of peas and potatoes.
Start tomato seeds.
Plant lettuce, chard, spinach, kale, beets, carrots, radishes, and onion sets.
Start seeds of flowers like zinnias and celosia that need four weeks before planting outside.
Plant Hyacinth Bean vine indoors, an annual vine that put on a beautiful show mid to late summer.
Start thinning vegetable seedlings to recommended spacing.
Transplant: When soil has thawed, divide and transplant summer and fall blooming perennials.
Roses: Once new growth starts, usually mid-April, slowly remove mulch from around the plants. Prune dead or damaged canes first, then prune all other canes to approximately 1 to 2 feet above ground. As active growth appears, fertilize with a rose food formulation. Do not prune live canes of climbing roses. However, cutting out dead canes is recommended.
Lawn care: Core aeration is one of the most beneficial things you can do to maintain a healthy lawn. It is also time to start fertilizing your lawn.
Weeding: Hand pull weeds before they get too big or there are too many. If possible, make this the year you don’t use chemical herbicides. We carry 30% horticultural vinegar.
Adapted from: https://gazette.com/news/year-round-gardening-april-garden-calendar/article_5d4b4889-40df-50b3-8a5e-650daa0f594c.html
Bulk Topsoil & Compost
We are fully stocked with topsoil and compost. You can purchase them individually or we can mix them to make an amended topsoil, your choice! You will need to bring a pick-up or trailer so that we can load you up. Sorry, we do not do deliveries.
After a crazy 2020, we have restocked the entire Garden Center. We carry a full line of necessary garden tools. We have also restocked all needed garden accessories. Drop in to browse our products.
Garden Secrets – Willow Tea
Willow bark contains natural plant growth hormones which can be used for rooting new cuttings.
The growth properties of Willows are due to the naturally occurring plant rooting hormones that they contain. We can make extracts from Willows to induce rooting on cuttings of other plants. The way this works can be attributed to two substances found within the Salix (Willow) genus,
indolebutyric acid (IBA), and salicylic acid (SA).
From: Deep Green Permaculture
To make the tea harvest the green new growth, cut it into small pieces, add boiling water, and let sit for at least 24 hours.