April gardening tips: Harvests and repottings

Rooftop gardening
April 19, 2010

Rooftop gardening during April is mostly a repotting business, while the first harvests will make us happy.

Tomato transplantingTomatoes, peppers, chilies and aubergines can be growed in pots.
Repot the plants, and install the supports.

Papalo and QuilquinaAlmost all aromatic herbs can be growed in your rooftop.
This year I'm trying something new, like the Papalo (Porophyllum coloratum) and the Quilquiña or bolivian coriander (Porophyllum ruderale).

Papalo & Quilquiña Recipes

Pak Choi and SpinachGreen salads can be growed in pots too, like the pak choi (left), sowed last month and the spinach (right) transplanted two weeks ago.

Pak ChoiMy Pak Choi is a dwarf variety, its leaves are 12-15 cm in diameter and can be eaten raw in salads, stir-fried or added to soups.

Burro RadishRadishes are perfect to be growed in pots.
This is a Burro Radish, an early variety.

Fire Candle RadishFire Candle is red outside and white-pink inside.

Winter Black RadishWinter Black is a winter radish, black outside, really pungent.

CompostareRadishes have also big leaves, that you can use in the recipes: Radish Leaves Omelette with Nira and Radish Leaves Soup.

You can also compost them as seen in Compost: lasagna gardening in pots.

Stir-fried noodles with chives garlicOne year ago:

Stir-fried noodles with chives garlic

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