Plant transplants of cool-season crops, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi and onions.
Plant or transplant asparagus and rhubarb crowns. For best plant establishment, do not harvest until the third year after planting.
Plant sections of certified, disease-free potato “seed” tubers.
Allow foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to remain in place after blooms fade. Leaves manufacture the food reserves, which are then stored in the bulb for a repeat showing next year.
Plant hardy perennials, such as daylilies and delphiniums.
Start tuberous begonias and caladiums indoors for transplanting to garden later.
Remove winter mulch from strawberries, but keep mulch handy in case late frosts are predicted and to help keep weeds under control.
Plant or transplant strawberries, raspberries and other small fruit.
Prune grape vines to remove dead or weakened limbs, and repair support trellises as needed.
— Daily News
GARDEN SHOW CALENDAR April 5 - Boone County Gardenfest, Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, http://www.bccn.boone.in.us/mg/ April 5 - Monroe County Garden Fair, Indiana National Guard Armory, Bloomington http://www.mcmga.net/gardenfair.htm April 5-6 - Indiana Daffodil Show hosted by Indiana Daffodil Society, Holliday Park Nature Center, Indianapolis, http://www.indianadaffodilsociety.org/ April 12-13 - Orchid Show, Garfield Park Conservatory, Indianapolis, http://www.garfieldgardensconservatory.org April 12-13 - Purdue SpringFest (including Student Hort Show and Bug Bowl), Purdue West Lafayette Campus, http://www.extension.purdue.edu/sfest/ April 26 - Hendricks County "Gardening for All Ages," Hendricks County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Danville, http://www.hendricksgardeners.com April 26 - Tippecanoe County Master Gardeners' Garden Expo, Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, Lafayette, http://www.tippecanoemastergardener.org/news.html April 26 -27 - 13th Annual Waterscape Weekend Garden and Pond Expo, Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, www.illianagardenpond.org April 26-27 - Perennial Premiere 2014, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis http://www.imamuseum.org May 2-4 - Orchard in Bloom Garden Show, Holliday Park, Indianapolis, http://www.orchardinbloom.org/ May 3 - Johnson County Garden Celebration, Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin https://www.facebook.com/events/287107523122/ May 3-4 - Indiana Gourd Society State Show, Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, http://www.indianagourdsociety.org/