What'cha Planting APRIL Edition

Time to get the summer seeds in the ground!

You can now visit any one of our twelve library locations during browsing hours and check to see what's in stock in your local seed library. Check for easy to grow and productive beans, cucumbers, okra, roselle, or squash. You might find some eggplant if you're lucky, or try something new and give heat-tolerant Malabar spinach a shot this summer!

April is the time to plant:

  • Amaranth
  • Beans
  • Cantaloupe
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Herbs
  • Lamb's quarters
  • Luffah
  • Malabar spinach
  • Moringa
  • Okra
  • Peas (southern)
  • Peppers (hot)
  • Potatoes (sweet)
  • Roselle
  • Squash (winter)
  • Watermelon

Thanks to Edible Plant Project, Working Food and you for donating your old, extra, and overstocked seeds for us to share with the community. If you're interested in donating to the seed library please contact your local seed librarian by calling your closest library branch or email me at nbaxter@aclib.us for information.

Happy Growing!

We have the Grow Gainesville Facebook Group to thank for their excellent local wisdom and experience. Our "what to plant list" has been recently updated from the Planting Guide for North Central Florida developed by Melissa DeSa of Working Food with input from the Grow Gainesville community. Thank you!

Planting Guide for North Central Florida

"Organizing my Seed Stash" by Chiot's Run is licensed with CC BY-NC 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/

Posted by NaomiB on April 1, 2021