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Mountain West: April Garden To-Do List | Regional Report

Spreading compost. Photo: Carol Collins

Plant fruit trees, cane fruits, and strawberries once the snow is gone.

Strawberries. Photo: Carol Collins

Direct seed or set out transplants of cold-tolerant vegetable starts such as mustard greens, bok choy, turnips, carrots, and lettuces starting two weeks before the average last frost date.

Asian greens. Photo: Carol Collins

Apply compost around the garden. A layer of 2 to 3 inches will improve your soil, reduce weed germination, and help to moderate soil moisture and temperatures.

Spreading compost. Photo: Carol Collins

Position supports for peonies (Paeonia spp. and cvs., Zones 3-8) and delphiniums (Delphinium spp. and cvs., Zones 3-7) now.

‘Big Ben’ peony. Peonies may benefit from support rings. Photo: Michelle Gervais

Mary Ann Newcomer is the author of two books: Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Handbook and Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States.

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