North Florida Gardening April To-Do List


I hope you had a happy Easter! Seeds are sprouting and tomato plants are being set out into the warming soil.


Daikons are bolting, garlic is growing, mustard greens are providing final harvests, and a random volunteer collard plant is sending out pretty yellow blossoms.


The large garden has yellow, purple, and green beans sprouting. Kale still producing; it hasn’t started to bolt like the mustard on the other side and the collards in the back corner.

Corn and okra in center box have sprouted.

Not much to see this month- but what a difference a month can make! I’m excited to see the difference between the young seedlings of this month and the progress they’ll make in a month.


Look at all the greens I harvested! Their quality tends to decline with the warmer weather, so I wanted to get most of them harvested. I’m going to eat, freeze, and gift them away. I got a bag of collards, two bags of mustard greens, and two bags of kale.


My largest head of broccoli is underwhelming. I’ve determined to try again next year.


Tomatoes started on Valentine’s Day are doing well.

My to-do list:

1. Finish planting tomatoes.

2. Replace few straggling turnips with rows of bush beans.

3. Put up trellis for pickling cucumbers– they’ll be needing it soon.

4. Trellis tomatoes.

Pretty short list this month- mostly just let the seeds and plants grow. I made some strawberry-lemon marmalade that turned out really good. I’ll share that soon. 🙂

How is your garden? Thriving? Or are you waiting for the snow to thaw?

I’m ready for a juicy BLT! How about you?


2 responses »

  1. Just put some peas in the ground, but have lots more to do. Hopefully the rain will stop by the weekend and I can get out and do more planting. Your garden looks great. I’m so jealous that you get to garden all year.

    • I hope you get lots of peas! I am going to try a fall planting of them this year. I really want some. Yes, gardening and harvesting all year long in Florida is great!

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