They say April showers bring May flowers, but it’s more like February rains bring April abundance here in Los Angeles. Color and new life reign supreme in the April garden, as we transition from winter to summer crops in a flash. It’s time to plant warm-weather crops in warm-winter climates. Here’s a look at what’s growin’ on in our Test Garden.
Enjoy your April garden and get out there and plant something!
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I have property in Wyoming and although we do get sunshine all the time it snows here until June what I plant in containers so I can put them in the garage to keep them safe from snow and hail do you recommend something else I can do to plant in Wyoming?
My first thought is to grow varieties specific to containers. Renee’s Garden Seeds has a whole line of veggies bred for growing in containers. I think you’ll find more success with those varieties. Definitely stick to short season crops that have “days to maturity” listed under 90 days if you can. You can also use insulated garden fabric (Gardener’s Supply carries some for home gardeners, Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply carries larger quantities for farmers) to start your crops sooner and keep them warm and protected later in the season (of course, start seeds indoors under grow lights, too). You may want to check out Nikki Jabour’s book on the Year-Round Gardener. She lives in Canada and grows food all year. Her tips will help you, I’m sure.
I hope this helps!