Ag April 2023

Ag April 2023

Ag April 2023

April 2023 Edition

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Download (PDF)

Share this Newsletter

Additional Newsletters

Preview This Newsletter

Gardening Tips for April
These tips are provided by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. They can be found at:
**Start seeds of warm-season plants (including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, marigolds, zinnias, and petunias) indoors for transplanting later to the garden.
**Harden off transplants started earlier in spring before planting outdoors. Gradually expose the young plants to outdoor
conditions of wind, brighter sunlight, and lower moisture.
**Complete pruning chores. Remove dead and injured branches first.
**Plant seeds of cool-season crops directly in the garden as soon as the soil dries enough to be worked. When squeezed, soil should crumble instead of forming a ball. Cool-season crops that can be direct-seeded include peas, lettuce, spinach, carrots, beets, turnips, parsnips and Swiss chard.
**Get your copy of our Fruit Spray
schedule. You can call our office to get a copy of it, or you can search “ID 21 UKY” in an internet search engine to download a copy of it. It tells you what and when to spray and what you are spraying for.
**Allow the foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to remain in place after blooms fade. Leaves manufacture the food reserves, which are then stored in the bulb for a
repeat showing next year.
**Plant or transplant strawberries, raspberries, and other small fruit.

Contact Information

100 Oak Tree Way P.O. Box 368 Taylorsville, KY 40071-0368

(502) 477-2217