Just around the corner – the long Easter Holiday Weekend is traditionally a time when we gardeners roll up our sleeves and move mountains to create a garden we can enjoy over the growing season ahead. We will stick our nose out to sniff the fresh spring air and with a long weekend before us, it’s a chance for anyone who has ignored their plot over winter to make a mark.
It is a turning point. A marker in the year. The beginning of new opportunities and a time for optimism.
So what should you do?
Note: The April gardening tasks described here are for gardeners in zone 6. Tasks may be done earlier, or later, if you live in warmer or colder areas. I’ll be adding more information over time showing tasks in other areas of the country.
Use a soft wood timber, such as pine, to make your kindling, as the resinous character makes it much easier for lighting fires. Kindling runs out relatively quickly, so it’s always best to prepare a large bucketful all at once rather than make only enough for a single fire