Did you start your spring garden? What did you plant? A few weeks ago I wrote about starting a spring garden, here’s an update on my progress.
The picture above is kale. I planted this kale in October. I have picked the plants several times, but they just keep growing new leaves. Fresh kale from the garden tastes great and it’s so easy to grow.
The cabbage and califlower were also planted in October, but did not start grow until later (January). They have made very slow progress. I am not sure they will fully mature (it may be starting to get too warm in Florida for these vegetables). I may need to replace them and try again.
Letttuce, onions, spinach and peppers are growing slower. I hope the peppers grow this time. Fresh peppers are one of my favorite seasonings and snacks.
I also decided the carrots were not growing anymore (they seemed to have reached a peak). I pulled all of them a few weeks ago. They tasted very good, but they were very small. One of my first time gardening mistakes was to plant too many carrots, too close together. Carrots need some space to grow.
This spring I worked on spacing better when I planted so I would spend less time thinning and transplanting. So far, the plants that have sprouted seem to be spaced better.
If you haven’t started your spring garden, it’s not too late. In some places, it’s just starting to be warm enough to plant.
Here’s a list of a few vegetables you could plant in April (be sure to check your climate for best planting times):
- summer squash
If your children are old enough, be sure to get them involved in the garden too. My children enjoy helping pull the weeds (as long as we don’t spend more than 15 minutes pulling them), picking the vegetables to eat and watering the garden every day (it seems like when they water the garden, they frequently come back wet too).
Let me know what you planted in your garden this spring.