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My North Florida Gardening To-Do List for April

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My North Florida Gardening To-Do List for April

This was the hardest time of the year for me in college. Flowers were blooming, the weather was nice, and I wanted to be outside with my hands in the dirt so badly.

This should be a great month for planting, weeding, dividing, and transplanting.

My tomatoes are already in the ground, and zucchini have true leaves already.

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Greens are producing well, and some are bolting and attracting pollinators.

1. I need to get my pepper plants in the ground. I gave up on getting my bell peppers to sprout, and just spent the 3 bucks on some. You can be sure that I looked for a pack with lots of two in one plants. ๐Ÿ™‚

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You may notice that my jalapeรฑo and and habanero peppers germinated just fine though. Figures.

2. Plant green beans. I’m trying a new variety called ‘Tendergreen’ this spring.

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3. Save seeds from my Johhny Jump Ups. Looks like some seed has already been scattered for next season.

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I’m also excited that it seems like I will triple my blueberry production this year.

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You know, like from 5 blueberries to 15. ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news, I have some fun stuff coming up in my compost. More on that later- for now, let’s poke some seeds in the ground!

Cute Kohlrabi and Kale Socks

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Don’t you just love the colors of spring?

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Cute little kohlrabi is starting to take on its characteristic shape. I’ve never actually had it before, so I’m hoping I like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve found many new delicious vegetables simply by growing them in my garden. Mustard greens, for instance. Roasted turnips. Okra. These are vegetables I’d never bought, but came to love them after growing them.

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These scrawny little plants are pumping out sugar snaps. Sooo good. They’re pretty small plants, but they are working hard.

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Poked the cucumbers into the ground. I’m looking forward to pickles!!!!

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Aren’t these the coolest socks?!?!! Kale socks!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

My sister got these for me. I love them so much.

I love gardening so much. The garden is loving the gentle rains and warmer temperatures. Spring is my favorite season.

My windows are open and I love the cool breeze and the colorful azaleas.

How’s your garden? Growing anything new?

Playing in the Dirt

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It’s fun to play outside for a bit, isn’t it?

Fun to be outside past 9 am and not dripping sweat off your nose.

I’m a little late getting my garlic in, but it’s in now. I usually try to put it in around Halloween. The garlic-vampire connection helps me remember when to plant it.

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Technically, you’re not supposed to plant garlic from the grocery store, but since when do gardeners follow all the gardening rules? I’ve done pretty well the past couple of years doing it this way, and it’s quite cheap too.

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I snipped the last of the basil. It is now a lush green bouquet by my kitchen sink. I’ll have to think of something worthy of it, or maybe I’ll let it root in water (similar to Torenia) and have it become a coddled houseplant on the windowsill.

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Leif has been enjoying having his humans outside with him. Chasing a tennis ball is fun in the fall.

He wasn’t really interested in the second batch of mustard greens or turnips that I planted. Thankfully, he’s past the digging lots of holes phase. Well, kind of. I also planted some Bloomsdale spinach. I haven’t had much success with it in the past, but maybe this will be the year for it.

How’s your garden? Have you been able to get outside and play lately?