Monday, July 18, 2016

The California Garden in April


You know spring is here when the days get longer and you can feel the warmth of the sun, smell fresh air and hear the sweet melodious chirping of birds, their dawn chorus is the herald of spring indeed. This is the time of the year to start most of your summer veggies, if you haven't already!

We'd like to take you on a tour of how our California Garden looks like in the month of April.

Garden Tour!
  • Red Onion, sets were planted in December and would be ready for harvest during the end of summer. These are now growing strong and will start producing big bulbs soon!










  • Okra, seeds sowed in the beginning of April. Okra grows great in warm weather, so start now!










  • Leafy greens, the nutrition pack house duo Kale and Swiss Chard










  • Tomatoes, April is the time when these set fruits.










  • Hyacinth beans










  • Garlic & Onion bed









  • Bush Beans









  • A bed dedicated for corn.









  • Poblano peppers and eggplants









  • Avocados blooming










  • Fruit trees, Washington naval oranges and pomegranates










  • Flame Seedless Grapes, this variety is seedless, requires less chill hours and thrives in Southern California weather.








Harvests!

And here are some pictures of the harvests this month. Try to involve your kids in this fun activity, it keeps them engaged and teaches them about growing and eating healthy.





What to do this month!

  • Transplant your seedlings in containers or sow them in the ground
  • Fertilize your plants
  • Hand pollinate your tomato and eggplant flowers for maximum yield

Here is the video guide of how the California Garden looks like in the month of April
I'd like to end this blog with a quote
"Why, try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden". -Robert Brault

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