April is the month when we start to see signs of change outdoors. Some days are lovely, but nights are still too cold for most plants. All my tomato, eggplant (aubergine), and pepper seedling live indoors, and space always becomes an issue.
One of my hacks is to allow more than one seedling to develop in each nursery pot. Sure, you may not get the same growth and development, but I find the difference negligible. And I much prefer to grow more seedlings.
Garlic, spinach, corn salad, rocket or arugula, and a few more cold-weather greens are happy to grow outdoors, so it is still a month full of outdoor gardening.
I have also had a lot of fun with my new indoor gardening system – The Click and Grow Smart Garden 9. An easy-to-use turnkey system that lives inside with us in our actual living space. I know I go on about this, but this is a big deal for me as most of my plants live in their respective areas away from us. Now I have plants I can say hi to all the time. I like this.
Spring is late here, and again I have plants ready to go outdoors, but my hands are tied. My wife is, however, sympathetic as she knows I deliberately waited several weeks longer to start seeds than last year – also known here as the year I scre#ed up.
One of my overwintering sage plants was attacked by a perfect storm of aphids while starting to bolt. Living indoors in one of my greenhouses, it simply got too hot and humid during the day, and there were considerable differences in temperature between day and night.
I will try to rescue the plant, as I caught it early, but I am unsure how the harvest will taste. I see it as a learning experience, and who am I to back down?
Happy gardening, and please check out my YouTube channel if you have not already done so!
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