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Kitchen Garden Designs
Here is a great Kitchen Garden Design designed to maximize space for a succession of tasty vegetables and herbs throughout the spring, summer and fall. It will show you what to plant, when to plant, and what crop follows another as the seasons change.

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Peas - Time to Start
It’s time for fun in the garden! Many gardeners sow peas right around St. Patrick’s Day, and some of us on the first day of spring. Either way, sowing peas for many is the first opportunity to get back in the garden and celebrate spring. Here are some of our best tips for sowing peas:

  1. When to sow. Peas will germinate in cool garden soil (40°F) but they may take over a month to emerge. If you usually have wet, cool, spring weather, wait to sow your peas until the first day of spring or 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, reducing the risk that they rot in those cool, wet conditions. In mild climates, sow in fall for a cool-season harvest.
  2. Soak pea seeds in tepid water for 12 to 24 hours to hasten germination. After soaking, consider mixing wet seeds with an inoculant (beneficial Rhizobia bacteria), which can increase yield, especially if you haven’t grown peas in the same garden area in a while.
  3. Sow peas in succession. Two weeks after the first sowing, sow another row to prolong the sweet harvest. Sow again in fall, 10 to 12 weeks before your average first frost date for a late-season harvest.

For a sow and grow guide with information about pests and diseases, check out the Botanical Interests guide to peas.
Plant of the Month
Spectacular April
Shrubs
Many summer shrubs are still leafing out this time of year, but here are some shrubs that can sparkle at this time of year. Monrovia is just one of our suppliers and these are just a few of April's jewels.
Our 2019 Plant Lists - Easy to Download
To Do in April
April is the month to:
  • Replenish mulch in your beds to help prevent weeds.
  • Fertilize your lawn and apply a pre-emergent crabgrass control when Forsythia blossoms drop.
  • Work the soil in your beds as soon as the weather permits, adding compost and other amendments.
  • Start seedlings of: Cucumbers, Eggplant, Melon, Spinach, Okra, Onions, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes
  • Plant: Beets, Carrots, Dill, Endive, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Parsnips, Peas, Potatoes, Radish, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Artichoke
  • Transplant:  Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Clematis, Daylilies, Foxglove, Fruit Trees, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Pansies, Raspberries, Roses, Strawberries 
Message from Tom and Janine

Happy spring! The fruit trees have arrived and our nursery yard is filling up with daily deliveries of plants. The days are longer and warmer and our store hours are changing this week to reflect that. Our Anniversary Sale starts April 4 and runs through April 14. We've got some terrific deals for you. This is a great opportunity to stock up on garden essentials. We are looking forward to the spring season and we know you are too.


Sincerely,

Tom & Janine Giles
& the staff of the Hadley Garden Center
Hadley Garden Center | 413-584-1423 www.hadleygardencenter.com