Florida Vegetable Gardening Calender

January:
Plant Seeds of:
Eggplant
Peppers
Tomatoes
Watermelon
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Carrots
Celery
Collards
Endive
kale
Leek
Lettuce
Mustard
Parsley
English Peas
Potatoes
Radish
Turnips Beets
Chinese Cabbage
Kohlrabi
Green and Shallot Onions
* Remember to keep mulch around your vegetable plants to conserve moisture and reduce weed problems.


February
Plant Seeds of:
Beets
Carrots
Celery
Collards
Endive
Kohlrabi
Leek
Lettuce
Mustard
Parsley
English Peas
Potatoes
Radish
Turnips
Beans: Bush, Pole, and Lima
Cantaloupes
Sweet Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Peppers
Sweet potatoes
Pumpkins
Gourds
Squash
tomatoes
Green onions and shallots
Watermelon
* Make sure Fall-planted strawberries are getting enough water so they produce fruit.


March
Plant seeds of:
Beans: Bush, Pole, and Lima
Cantaloupes
Sweet Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Okra
English Peas
Peppers
Sweet Potatoes
Pumpkin
Gourds
Squash
Tomato
Watermelons
Carrots
Collards
Kohlrabi
Beets
Lettuce
Mustard
Green onions and Shallots
English Peas
Radish
Turnips
* Mound up soil around potato stems to protect tubers from sun damage.


April
Plant seeds of:
Beans: Bush, Pole, Lima
Cantaloupes
Okra
New Zealand Spinach
Malabar Spinach
Amaranth
Orach
Roselle
Yard Long Beans
Peanuts
Cow Peas
Southern Peas
Sweet Potatoes

What to do:
* Stake tomato plants with a rigid stake that is at least five feet tall. This will help keep fruit off the ground.
* Keep everything well watered during dry and hot spells


May
Plant seeds of:
Beans: Bush, Pole, Lima
Cantaloupes
Okra
New Zealand Spinach
Malabar Spinach
Amaranth
Orach
Roselle
Yard Long Beans
Peanuts
Cow Peas
Southern Peas
Sweet Potatoes

June
Plant seeds of:
Beans: Bush, Pole, Lima
Cantaloupes
Okra
New Zealand Spinach
Malabar Spinach
Amaranth
Orach
Roselle
Yard Long Beans
Peanuts
Cow Peas
Southern Peas
Sweet Potatoes
* Prepare for your garden by incorporating organic matter into the soil. Try planting vegetables in an attractive design which will add interest to your landscape.


July
Plant seeds of:
Beans: Bush, Pole, Lima
Cantaloupes
Okra
New Zealand Spinach
Malabar Spinach
Amaranth
Orach
Roselle
Yard Long Beans
Peanuts
Cow Peas
Sweet Potatoes
* Remember to pick cucumbers, squash, beans, okra, and peppers regularly so plants will continue producing.
* Blossom end rot on tomatoes or a similar rot on peppers is caused by a calcium deficiency or fluctuations in soil moisture. Try to keep plants evenly moist. Discard rotting fruit.
* Remove all diseased vegetable plants or infected leaves from the garden. Prevent the spread of a disease by watering plants carefully at the soil level.
* As basil plants begin to bloom, cut plants back just above a pair of leaves to encourage growth.
* Also late this month start your plants to set out next month.. this will give you a head start!!


August
Plant seeds of:
Okra
Southern Peas
Malabar Spinach
Pole Beans
Sweet Corn
Eggplant
Peppers
Pumpkin
Gourds
Squash
Watermelon
Broccoli
Celery
Collards
Bunching Onions
* Harvest Spring-planted garlic when the tops are yellow and withered. Dig the bulbs and allow to dry in a well ventilated area out of direct sun.


September
Plants Seeds Of:
Southern peas
Beans: Bush, Pole, Lima
Sweet Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Peppers
Squash
Tomatoes
Broccoli
Cabbage
Celery
Collards
Endive
kale
leek
Lettuce
Mustard
Bulb Onions
English Peas
Radish
Turnips
* Plant strawberries late this month through October. Choose healthy and quality transplants.
* When planting fast maturing vegetables, make several plantings at 10-14 day intervals to have a steady harvest.



October
Seeds to Plant:
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Collards
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leek
Lettuce
Mustard
Bulb Onions
Parsley
English Peas
Radish
Spinach
Turnips
* Plant garlic cloves now for a harvest next summer. Place a clove in the soil so that the pointed end is 1/2 inch below the surface and space cloves 6-8 inches apart.
* Plant strawberries. Choose healthy and quality transplants.


November
Plant seeds of:
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Collards
kale
Kohlrabi
Leek
Lettuce
Mustard
All Onions: Bulb, Green, bunching
Parsley
Radish
Spinach
Turnips


December
Plant seeds of:
Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Collards
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Mustard
All Onion: Bulb, Bunching, Green
Parsley
English Peas
Radish
* Provide plants with enough water if rainfall is scarce.