The lunar calendar of the gardener and gardener for April 2020
April, perhaps, can be considered really the first truly spring month. Summer residents usually go to their sites for the whole weekend. In the European part of Russia they even plant vegetables in greenhouses, hotbeds, and in the south and in open ground. With all this, in April, sowing seedlings continues.
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In this article we will talk about planning agricultural work in April. Information will be useful both for gardeners, and for fans to plant flowers.
The lunar calendar of the gardener and gardener for April 2020 table
April is a really hot month. All 30 days the summer resident will have to work a lot both at home (to dive seedlings) and on the site (to carry out sanitary-preventive treatment, dig the soil, plant some plants).
In order not to forget about some important agricultural activities or to unevenly distribute your time, it is important to take care of drawing up a work plan in advance.
We decided to help you and made a schedule of gardening for each day of April 2020. We collected the data in the table.
REFERENCE. This is advisory information. Distribute your time in accordance with your workload and the condition of the summer cottage and plants.
Table. Sample plan for agricultural activities in the garden and in the garden in April 2020
|1||Sowing siderate grains. The introduction of fertilizing mineral type. Sowing work. Transplantation of some seedlings in closed ground (greenhouse and greenhouse). Digging seedlings of fruit trees and shrubs.|
|2||Sowing vegetables. The application of mineral-type fertilizing for plants and organic fertilizers to the earth to increase its fertility. Planting seedlings of fruit trees and shrubs.|
|3||Sowing vegetables. Loosening the soil under seedlings. Activities for the preparation of beds and the necessary tools for summer cottages. Vaccination. Planting seedlings.|
|4||Vaccination. Planting seedlings.|
|5||Preparation of necessary tools. Sowing seeds for seedlings. Spraying trees and shrubs|
|6||Pruning, grafting, fertilizing fertilizers.|
|7||Work is allowed only in the 1st half of the day. Fertilizing with fertilizers. Pruning.|
|8||Full moon. Work is prohibited.|
|9||Work is only allowed in the afternoon. Sowing onion crops Ongoing plant care work.|
|10||Planting beets, radishes, garlic. Planting potatoes. Digging the soil.|
|11||Loosening the soil, treating plants from pests and diseases.|
|12||Fertilizing, preparation of beds.|
|13||Planting potatoes. Preparation of seeds and bulb bulbs for planting. Pruning plants.|
|14||Continuation of the work of the previous day.|
|15||Sanitary treatment of the garden. Preparation of beds. Formative pruning.|
|16||The application of mineral fertilizers. Digging the soil.|
|17||Sowing greens. Planting potatoes. Preparing seedlings and cuttings for planting.|
|18||Plant nutrition in accordance with the need and stage of development of seedlings.|
|19||Sowing greens. Planting potatoes.|
|20||Weeding the beds, sanitary-prophylactic spraying from pathogenic organisms. Pruning old branches and shoots.|
|21||Continuation of the work of the previous day.|
|22||Work is allowed only in the 1st half of the day. Preparation and maintenance of a country tool.|
|23||New moon. Any work is prohibited|
|24||Work is only allowed in the afternoon. Preparation and maintenance of a country tool.|
|25||Sowing vegetables in accordance with the variety. Preventive spraying from diseases. Picking, hardening of seedlings before planned planting in a permanent place. Adding mineral and organic fertilizers in accordance with the schedule and work plan|
|26||Continuation of the activities of the previous day|
|27||Planned transplantation of prepared seedlings in a greenhouse. Sowing seeds. Pick, hardening seedlings. Planting seedlings and cuttings.|
|28||Sowing greens (parsley, basil, lettuce, sorrel). Sowing cabbage. Planned top dressing of plants with necessary microelements.|
|29||Planned transplantation of prepared seedlings in a greenhouse. Planting seedlings and cuttings.|
ON A NOTE. If it is necessary to take emergency measures to protect plants from the harmful effects of insect parasites and pathogenic microflora or to feed seedlings, regardless of the state of the moon. Plants need to be processed (water, feed).
Seedling planting calendar (planting calendar) for April
April is, in fact, the last month when the summer resident is planting seedlings. Sprinkle the last varieties or carry out another sowing, if the previous seeds have not sprouted. At this time, planting early ripe vegetables or late ripening, but to harvest in the fall. Also in April, residents of the northern regions: the Urals, Siberia, and the Far East are landing.
Toward the end of April, the time comes for hardening seedlings and transplanting them into open ground or a greenhouse.
Table. April 2020 Lunar Landing Calendar by Culture
|Vegetable crop||Favorable days for sowing|
|Potatoes||9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22|
|Carrot||9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22|
|Beets (Radish)||11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21|
|Radish||9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22|
|Onions (including shallots, leeks and other varieties)||9, 10, 11, 12, 22|
|Legumes (beans, peas, beans)||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30|
|Garlic||9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22|
|Pumpkin (except cucumbers)||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30|
|Cucumbers||1, 2, 3, 4, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30|
|Chinese cabbage||1, 2, 3, 4, 27, 28, 29, 30|
|White cabbage||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 27, 28, 29, 30|
|Cauliflower||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30|
|Kohlrabi||4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 29, 30|
|Tomatoes||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30|
|Eggplant||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30|
|Bell pepper||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30|
|Greens (salad, marjoram, basil, etc.)||26, 27, 28, 29, 30|
Calendar of vaccinations in the garden for April 2020
In accordance with the lunar calendar, tree grafting in 2020 is carried out on the growing moon. That is, it is any of the days from April 1 to April 24 to 30.
Vaccination is best done after lunch, when the sun begins to decline. It is believed that this scion survives better.
The most successful days for carrying out such an agrotechnical procedure are the days when the moon is in one of the following constellations: Aries, Leo, Taurus. These signs are considered the most fertile of the entire zodiac pantheon.
In April 2020, the most favorable days for the grafting of trees and shrubs will be April 3, 4 and 30.
Florist lunar calendar for april 2020
April is also a hot time for a flower grower. Outside, every day it gets warmer. Wake up bulbous and tuberous flowers planted in the garden. The resting period of many houseplants is coming to an end.
April is the time of transplantation and reproduction. Some flowers return from wintering to their former habitats. Therefore, it is very important to properly plan your work.
An approximate schedule of work in the diary format is presented in the table below. If you do not have your own work schedule, you can use it.
Table. Florist’s daily work in April 2020
|1||Planting annual and perennial flowers in the garden. Transplanting home flowers and plants.|
|2||Carrying out work similar to the previous day.|
|3||Loosening the soil.|
|4||Watering, making mineral fertilizing.|
|5||Propagation of flowers. Sowing annuals.|
|6||Propagation of shrubs. Sowing perennials.|
|7||Work is allowed only in the 1st half of the day. Planting ivy and other climbing plants.|
|8||Full moon. Planting corms.|
|11||Continuation of the work of the previous day.|
|13||Weeding, loosening the soil, fertilizing.|
|16||Continuation of the work of the previous day.|
|17||Continuation of the work of the previous day.|
|18||Sowing bulbs and tubers.|
|19||Sowing bulbs and tubers. Watering, fertilizing.|
|20||Pest treatment, watering.|
|21||The work of the previous day.|
|22||Work is allowed only in the 1st half of the day.|
|23||New moon. Any work is prohibited.|
|24||Work is only allowed in the afternoon.|
|25||Sowing seeds of ampelous plants. Watering. Top dressing. Plant propagation|
|26||Fertilizer application. Sowing annual and perennial flowers.|
|27||Planting, transplanting and propagation of plants.|
|28||Watering. Spraying from pathogens.|
|29||Transfer. The current crop. Fertilizers Watering.|
|30||Continuation of the work of the previous day.|
IMPORTANT! The table shows the days when prophylactic spraying from insects, viruses, bacteria, fungi is carried out, as well as planned transplantation and reproduction. If necessary, carry out spraying, emergency resuscitation of pets on any day.
How to choose a good day for work in April
When choosing a time for agricultural procedures, you need to focus on two indicators:
- Lunar day. If the moon is added, we sow crops like cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, marjoram, basil, etc. If the moon decreases - we plant those crops in which "roots" are valued (potatoes, radishes, etc.)
- The growing season of a particular crop. If we plant late ripe tomatoes, then you need to choose a day in early April. If we plant early tomatoes, and your region is also cold, then we plan to work at the end of the month.
We also focus on the weather. If winter does not want to recede, and in the morning the frost still grabs the ground, then we leave the main work for the house (watering and picking seedlings, preparing equipment). If you have an early spring, then you do not need to wait until everything blooms around. We collect garden tools and go to the summer cottage.
ON A NOTE. Do not forget to check the weather forecast at least a week in advance. This will help you better plan your time.
Bad days for work in the garden in April 2020
There are a number of plants that you need to work with on an increasing moon. There are vegetables to work with on the waning moon. These are mainly crops with root crops.
That is, for example, in the period from April 1 to April 7 you can dive peppers and tomatoes. But for planting onions shallots or excis - this is an unfortunate time. On the contrary, from April 9 to 22, when the moon is waning, it is better to plant radishes, garlic, potatoes.
But it has long been noticed that when carrying out work on days when the moon is full, and on days when it is not in the sky, plants feel worse, develop more slowly and get sick more often.
In April, the full moon will be on the 8th. The new moon is the 23rd. These two days can be safely called a bad time for any agrotechnical procedures: planting, diving, pruning, processing plants, etc.
Also experienced summer residents try not to work on the days "around" these moon phases. That is, the bad days in April with a small amount of conventionality can be attributed to the 7th, 9th, 22nd and 24th.
On the other days, you can safely distribute your time for working in the garden or at home with seedlings.
Favorable days in April for planting seedlings
April is a favorable month for planting seedlings of trees, rooting cuttings and digging up shoots of shrubs.
We have created a table for you, in which we collected information on the days that are most suitable for such events.
Table. Days in April 2020 for planting young trees and shrubs
|Culture||Planting and replanting seedlings||Planting and rooting chopped cuttings||Shrub shoots digging|
|Apple tree||1, 3, 4, 7, 26 27, 28, 29, 30||–||–|
|Pear||1, 3, 4, 26, 28, 29, 30||–||–|
|Apricot||1, 3, 4, 7, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30||–||–|
|Grape||1, 2, 3, 4, 28, 29||5, 6, 7||–|
|Plum||1, 3, 4, 7, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30||–||–|
|Red Ribes||1, 2, 7, 28, 29||5, 6, 7||5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14|
|Black currant||1, 2, 7, 28, 29||5, 6, 7||5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14|
|Gooseberry||1, 2, 7, 28, 29||5, 6, 7||5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14|
|Yoshta||1, 2, 7, 28, 29||5, 6, 7||5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14|
|Raspberry||1, 2, 7, 24, 26, 28, 30||5, 6, 7||–|
|Blackberry||1, 2, 7, 24, 26, 28, 30||5, 6, 7||–|
|Honeysuckle||1, 3, 5, 6, 25, 26, 30||–||–|
|Barberry||1, 3, 5, 6, 25, 26, 30||–||–|
|Strawberry||1, 2, 11, 18, 19, 28, 29||–||–|
|Strawberries||1, 2, 11, 18, 19, 28, 29||–||–|
ON A NOTE. Remember that it is better to plant seedlings on a rainy day in the morning or in the late afternoon. Also, do not expose the root system to direct sunlight and wind.
Favorable days for planting flowers in April 2020
In April, sowing of flowers for seedlings continues. In addition, you can already sow flowers in the flowerbed or on the adjacent territory. Especially if you live in a relatively warm region.
All flowers except bulbs (tulips, peonies, gladioli, etc.) are planted on the growing moon. In April there are 2 periods when the moon rises. At the beginning of the month from 1 to 7 days and at the end of the month from 24 to 30 days.
But the flowers that grow from nodules and bulbs, it is better to plant in the second decade, from 9 to 22. In these two weeks, the moon is in a waning phase.
Favorable days for planting a tomato in April 2020
The vast majority of gardeners in Russia by April already planted tomatoes on seedlings. Moreover, many have even carried out a dive. But still in April you can still plant tomatoes. For example, early varieties or varieties for growing in a greenhouse. The latter will ripen in the fall, and it will be possible to harvest a late crop of tomatoes.
Favorable periods for planting tomatoes in April 2020 are the 1st - 7th and the 24th - 30th.
ON A NOTE. On these dates, you can plant seedlings in greenhouses if you grow tomatoes indoors.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you still have questions, then try to answer them.
What to do if you can’t pickle (plant seedlings) in favorable terms?
The lunar calendar is an assistant to the summer resident. First of all, focus on the state of the plants. Better to pick on a waning moon, than your seedlings will outgrow and begin to hurt. The main thing is not to work on the full moon and new moon. This is only 2 days, and seedlings can tolerate.
Is it possible to prune trees in April?
Complex issue. In general, this month, trees and shrubs finally wake up, leaves begin to bloom. But in the first days in some regions of our country, snow can still lie. Sanitary prophylaxis can be done there.
Is it possible to plant potatoes in April?
It all depends on your region. For example, in the Central Black Earth Region, potato planting is traditionally held on some of the May holidays. And in the South by this time potatoes were already planted. That is, you need to look at the weather. In a cold year, it makes no sense to bury tubers in the icy ground.
Can I plant tubers and flower bulbs?
Focus primarily on the weather. If the ground has warmed up, and there is no return frost, then the bulbs can begin to prepare for planting and bury them in the middle of the month.
April is the month when the main garden and garden events begin to take place everywhere. The garden is being cultivated, seedlings are transplanted and dived, and some crops are planted. In order to do everything, a summer resident must have an action plan. Do not relax and gardeners. Many plant varieties emerge from hibernation, and the earliest street flowers bloom in the garden and flower beds.