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Food Gardening Magazine • April 2021

Remember the old adage “April showers bring May flowers”—meant to express optimism about next month’s blooming gardens? Because, traditionally, April can be a very wet month that results in beautiful blossoms later. But did you know that the full saying, originated in…  READ MORE right arrow
Bill Dugan, Executive Editor of Food Gardening Network

Food Gardening with Amanda

Since you can still get some frost in April, always make sure whatever you’re planting is frost-tolerant, or simply wait until the end of the month. In terms of coming up with a list of things to plant in April, there are many, but the list below includes five specific vegetables and fruits that can more or less only be planted in April because they don’t like the summer heat.  READ MORE right arrow
Have you ever wondered why so much packaging these days proudly says that they are dye-free and why so many children's products only use natural dyes? It's because commercial dyes used to dye foods have a proven track-record for ill effects on humans.  READ MORE right arrow
When the full moon rises in April, it’s considered the “pink moon,” not because of its color, but because the Algonquin tribe named it after the pink wildflower phlox blooming around the same time.  READ MORE right arrow

Gardening Guide Close-Ups

Thyme comes in two main types: culinary and ornamental. Within each type, you’ll find varieties that are prostrate (low-lying and spreading) or upright (growing tall). Luckily, many thyme varieties look beautiful in containers and in the garden and can be used in cooking.  READ MORE right arrow

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