April is the last planting month for many vegetables in North Florida before the heat of summer comes. There are actually very few vegetables you can still start from seed, but there are oh so many types and varieties of those veggies you can enjoy!
Annuals to plant in April in North Florida
Coleus are a wonderful way to add color to your garden in the summer. There are newer varieties that can withstand full sun, so you don't have to have a shady yard to enjoy them.
Bulbs to plant in April in North Florida:
Caladiums and cannas add color to your garden all through the summer months, but they aren't the only plants that bloom in our harsh summer heat.
|Blood Lily||Caladium||Canna||Louisiana Iris|
NOTE: You can also plant edible ginger this month. It grows well in containers, but be sure to have a container large enough for it to spread.
Last Chance to Plant These Vegetables
Don't miss out on a final crops of these yummy veggies! Also, you can still plant regular tomatoes, just buy them in the 1-gallon or larger size so they'll bear before it gets too hot. I suggest you plant these as early as possible in April.
|Squash, Summer & Winter||Watermelon|
Vegetables to Plant in North Florida in April
** NOTE: I've included peppers here, but I suggest planting 1-gallon or larger sweet peppers, and using starter plants for hot peppers. Also, put your sweet peppers in a spot that gets no harsh afternoon sun.
|Eggplant||Okra||Peppers**||Southern Peas||Sweet Potatoes|
There are a wide variety of tropical and non-traditional vegetables that also love our hot, humid summer, so subscribe to the blog to find out more about those in a future post.