Your Lovely April Garden



Almost everyone can have a pretty April garden!

Taken April 3, 2014, Moore, OK (US)

Whether your edible plants are beginning to leaf out in spring, their leaves are beginning to turn the brilliant colors of fall, or whether your garden is still frozen snowdrifts, here are some tips for making sure your garden is beautiful in April.



Create interesting hardscape

Taken April 28, 2014, Christchurch, NZ

Hardscape (the "hard" parts of your garden, such as walkways, fences, walls, planters, and permanent garden decor) is what defines your garden space.

During times before your plants come out and after your plants have dropped their leaves (or perhaps are beginning to droop and wilt in the heat after harvest time), your hardscape will give the interest and structure your garden needs to look its best.



Keep watch over your crops

Taken April 18, 2013, Sydney, NSW (Australia)

Walking in your yard on a daily basis (where your weather permits) is the best way to keep your April garden looking good.

For many -- those of you in extremely hot and dry climates in the north, and just about everyone in the southern hemisphere -- this is your major harvest month!

If you fall into that category, take time to walk through your garden on a daily basis, to check on your plants, harvest as needed, and make sure any dying plants and overripe produce is removed quickly.

If you're just beginning to see your edible plants poke through the snow or mud, make sure you keep up with your weeding -- in many areas, weeds will grow faster than your crops and may choke out tender seedlings or steal valuable moisture and nutrition.



Enter the April garden contest!

Do you have an edible April garden? Share it!

Each April, the home edible garden I like the best will be awarded a crown to wear all year long.

April Fall Garden

April Spring Garden

2015: no entries

2015: Lynn Sterner, CA (US)

Entries are given points for:

  • Hardscape (walls, paths, walkways, etc)
  • Overall design
  • Whether the garden complements this house
  • Use of edible trees and shrubs
  • Use of edible perennials
  • Use of edible annuals
  • Curb appeal
  • Photo quality

ALL the garden entries for April will also be entered into our Spring and Fall Garden Contests, which will involve prizes!

And everyone who enters into these contests for all four seasons will be eligible for the Four Season Edible Garden Contest.

Will you become Queen (or King) of the Garden? You have to enter to find out!

Don't forget to leave your email address (there's a place for you to do that after you submit your photos) so I can contact you later on when you win. :)

The April contest will return in April 2016! But you can still share your edible garden photos taken in April by filling out the form below. You might inspire someone to start their own edible garden.

Read more about our Four Season Garden contest!

You can also share your garden with us (and see more gardens) here.



Share Your April Garden

Show off your beautiful, edible April gardens!

*Tell us what is growing in your yard
*Show us your photos (up to four)
*Go to the next page to add your email address

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