Gardening in La Mesa: What to Plant in April

The weather's warming up, which opens up a host of exciting possibilities in the garden. Here's what you can plant now, along with a few tips for planting.

Year-Round crops:
Chard
Beets
Most herbs (basil and dill are exceptions)
Carrot varieties that grow to maturity in 60 or so days

Seasonal crops:
Corn
Winter squash
Summer squash
Pumpkins
Melons
Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Peppers
Eggplant
Strawberries
Beans (except for fava)

To get the most out of your garden, plant complementary crops together. For example, planting beans together with heavy nitrogen users like corn, eggplant, or squash family crops is a great idea. Tomatoes grow well with calendula, borage, onions, carrots, and - when the weather warms up a bit more - basil. Strawberries do well planted near bush beans and borage. Strawberries like a lot of sunlight, so pole beans might provide too much shade.

To learn more about gardening in La Mesa and to see pictures of my garden (as well as the pest problems I've encountered), check out my blog at http://www.lavidalocavore.org

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