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Sowing calendar for April: which days are categorically not suitable for gardening

Alina MilsentLifestyle
What days are favorable for gardening and gardening. Source: Created with the help of AI

April is a busy month for gardeners and vegetable growers. It's time to plant not only seedlings, but also many vegetables and flowers directly in the garden. For a long time, our ancestors also paid attention to the phases of the moon, calculating favorable periods for starting gardening.

During the new moon, for example, it is better not to plant anything, and root crops will grow well if planted during the waxing moon. Experts told us which days in April are ideal for planting and which days are better to refrain from working in the garden.

Moon phases in April 2024

April 1-7 is the waning phase of the moon. At this time, it is recommended to plant tubers, onion plants and other root crops. In addition, it is worth pruning and fertilizing plants, as well as taking measures to protect them from pests.

During the new moon period, which falls on the 8th of April, nothing is usually planted, because it is believed that this is an unfavorable time for gardening.

April 9-23, the moon will be growing. You can plant vegetables, herbs, grasses, and ornamental crops.

During the full moon, on April 24, it is advised to do everything related to plant reproduction and take care of pest control.

April 25-30 is the waning phase of the moon.

Sowing calendar for vegetable and grain crops

Favorable days for planting vegetables: April 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 21-23, 25-30.

Unfavorable days: 3, 4, 7-9, 24.

Let's take a closer look at the favorable dates for the most popular vegetable and grain crops:

  • potatoes, Jerusalem artichoke: April 1, 2, 25-30;
  • carrots, beets, parsnips: April 1, 2, 25-30;
  • radish, radish, turnip: April 1, 2, 14, 15, 21-23, 25, 28-30;
  • celery, parsley on the root: April 1, 2, 21-23, 25-30;
  • onions: April 1, 2, 21-23, 25, 28-30;
  • onions for greens: April 5, 6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 21-23;
  • garlic: April 1, 2, 21-23, 25-30;
  • tomatoes: April 1-2, 10-11, 14-15, 21-23, 29, 30;
  • peppers, eggplants: April 10-15, 25;
  • cucumbers: April 1, 2, 10-15, 25, 29-30;
  • broccoli, cauliflower: April 14, 15, 21-23;
  • medium and late cabbage: April 10, 11, 14, 15, 21-23;
  • zucchini, squash, pumpkins: April 10-15;
  • gourds: April 10-15, 25;
  • Pulses (beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas): April 10-15, 21-23, 25-28;
  • corn: April 10-14, 21-23;
  • cereals (wheat, oats, barley, rye): April 10, 11, 21-23, 26-28;
  • sunflower: April 10, 11, 16-18, 21-23;
  • spinach: April 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 29, 30;
  • arugula, watercress, leaf mustard: April 25;
  • basil, oregano, rosemary: April 14, 15, 19-23;

Gardener's calendar

According to the sowing calendar, garden crops should be planted on the following dates:

  • strawberries: April 10-15, 25;
  • apple tree: April 1, 2, 10, 11, 26-30;
  • pear, quince: April 1, 2, 10, 11, 21-23, 29, 30;
  • apricot, cherry, plum, peach: April 1, 2, 10, 11, 21-23, 26-30;
  • sweet cherry: April 10, 11, 16-18;
  • viburnum, dog rose, mountain ash: April 10, 11, 14, 15, 26-28;
  • sea buckthorn: April 5, 6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 26-28;
  • currant: April 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 14-18, 25, 29, 30;
  • raspberries, blackberries: April 10-15, 25;
  • gooseberries: April 1, 2, 10, 11, 14, 15, 25, 29, 30;
  • grapes: April 5, 6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 21-23, 25-28.

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