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yardenbox and what to plant in april

In Uncategorized on 04/12/2012 by jenn in the yarden

yardenbox contents: purple collards, green chard, salad greens, gai choi, lemons

All but one of the tomato plants are in the ground, planted deeply, enjoying the heavenly irrigation.
Pat Welsh says it’s not too late to plant green beans, beets, carrots, corn, endive, leaf lettuce, New Zealand spinach, pumpkins, radishes, squash, sunflowers, Swiss chard, turnips.
Yvonne Savio, however, says that patience is a virtue. It is better to wait to plant thermophilic (heat-loving) plants until the temperatures are solidly warm. I will err on the side of waiting.
While waiting for the weather to make up its mind, twiddling my thumbs, I will not! In fact, just today, Long Beach Office of Sustainability delivered a truckload of mulch for free! I will fill my time covering the yarden with a thick layer of the stuff.

Credit where it’s due:
~Pat Welsh is the author of Southern California Gardening and Yvonne Savio is the National Gardening Association’s blogger for Southern California coastal and inland valleys.~

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