April To-Do List

Newly emerged tulip collecting raindrops.

Newly emerged tulip collecting raindrops.

As you know, the weather has caused serious delays, so many of the items on my March To-Do List still need to be accomplished. Here is what is on deck for April. It is a hefty load, both literally and figuratively!

April 1-6
1. Prepare orchard sites
    • Take down tulip trees
    • Remove stumps
    • Dig planting holes
    • Remove rocks and amend soil in planting holes
2. Prune roses

April 7-12
1. Plant trees/shrubs/vines
    • Four apple
    • Two paw paw
    • Two mulberry
    • Five peony
    • Three grape
2. Direct sow vegetables
    • Leek
    • Spinach
    • Kale
    • Lettuce
    • Chard
    • Peas
    • Carrots
    • Beets
3. Mulch veggie garden
4. Deer spray on consecutively sunny days

April 13-19
1. Finish planting trees
2. Train fruit trees with branch spreaders
3. Turn compost
4. Soil pH testing (especially for blueberries)
5. Weed block garden paths to prepare for wood chip delivery
6. Transplant broccoli, Brussels sprout, and onion seedlings

April 20-30
1. Flower garden weed block and mulching
2. Pick up and plant raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, fern, and pachysandra pre-ordered starter plants

On-going
1. Garden clean-up
2. Deer prevention
3. Hardening off seedlings

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