What to do in your Spring Garden

April in the Garden

Coming Soon....

Chef Debbi will be presenting a seminar, ‘Al Fresco Mothers Day Brunch’, at the South Coast Plaza Garden Show on Sat. April 25th, 12:30 in the Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams home store. Chef will be talking about spring vegetables, edible flowers and demonstrating a ‘Microgreen and Baby Lettuce Salad with Spring Vegetables, Edible Flowers and a Pomegranate Vinaigrette’ and serving that along with a Seasonal Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart

The seminar is free but seating is limited.

What To Do in The Spring Garden in So. California

Last Chances:

You can get another crop of spring vegetables, peas (in cooler climates), asparagus, spinach, lettuce and last chance to plant artichokes from seedlings.

Spring Potatoes
Plant from certified organic ‘seeds’.

Spring and Early Summer

Tomatoes
Plant early season, cherry, heirloom & indeterminate varieties
Choose plants that are stocky with a thick stem, about the size of a pencil. Don’t choose plants with flowers or fruit on it, your tomato plant needs to develop strong, deep roots before starting to flower. Remove lower leaves and plant the seedling up to the first two set of leaves. All those furry little things on the side of the stem will turn into roots for you.
Companion plants to tomatoes are carrots, basil, lettuce and parsley.

Beans
All kinds of beans! Bush, pole and dried beans for winter soups and stews.
Companion plants to beans are corn, potatoes, radish and carrots.
Corn
Plant pole beans at the base of the corn and squash around the beans.

Beets, Turnips, Carrots and Radish
All grow underground in loose soil and can be grown in less sunny areas of the garden.

Peppers
All kinds of peppers can go in the ground, planting companions are spinach, basil and tomatoes.

Zucchini
Early squash can be planted but hold off on pumpkins until June if you want them for the fall holidays.

Herbs
Cilantro, Basil, Thyme, Dill, Fennel, Chives and most herbs will do well now.

Watch out for runners and re-seeders such as mint, oregano, borage, lemon verbena and pineapple sage for a few.

Now is a good time to amend your soil for the long summer growing season.

Bon Appetit!

Seminar is sponsored by 1logo 2004
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