Planting Schedule for Florida
Getting the timing down of when to plant what is a crucial part of growing food that new gardeners often struggle with. This is further complicated by our unique seasons in Florida, which differ from the traditional temperate climates usually mentioned in gardening literature. However, if timed right in addition to building good soil, we can be blessed with year round harvests from annual crops in Florida, especially if incorporating tropical annuals during our sweltering summer season.
Please note that these dates are not rigid. Many annuals can be planted at different times, but will do best when planted according to the chart below. This schedule was adapted from the Barefoot Garderners website. Please leave a comment if you know of any additional annual crops.
|Cool Season: Oct.-Feb.||Warm Season: Mar.-May, Aug.-Oct.||Hot Season: May-Aug.|
|Beets||Beans (snap, pole, lima)||Calabaza|
|Carrots||Cucumbers||Vigna (cowpea, yard long, azuki, mung, black-eyed)|
|Celery||Peas, southern||Tomatoes, cherry|
|Chinese greens (choy)||Peppers||Lagos spinach|
|Kohlrabi||Squash (summer and winter)||Jicama|
|Lettuce||Tomatoes||New Zealand spinach|
|Onions||Malabar spinach||Winged bean|
|Peas, English||Arugula||Chinese yams|
|Potatoes||Mizuna||Lagos spinach/Quail grass|