Picture: Tom MacCubbin
Year 2012 may have presented us with the earliest
Florida spring in many years. My tomatoes were in before
the end of February and many have told me theirs have
been planted for weeks longer. The greenhouse and shade
house heaters have also been in storage for several
weeks. Spring is here and some days summer seems to be
around the corner. But not so fast. A few cooler days
may still lie ahead but there does not seem to be a
freeze in our forecast.
All tomatoes are doing
well - all 11 varieties at this time with about six more
on the way including three grafted tomatoes. These are
scheduled to arrive soon -- I hope. The grafted tomatoes
did very well last fall before being damaged by cold. I
am going to be interested in seeing how well they do
going into the summer when most varieties decline or
stop setting fruits.
Broccoli, cauliflower and
cabbage are about finished. Well, we are getting some
side-shoots off the broccoli. Actually they can have
about two more weeks then more squash and cucumbers are
going in the garden. I have started these plantings in
containers to give the in ground plantings a few more
weeks before their removal.
Check out what we
will be planting in April to stay on schedule with me.