Vegetable Planting Guide by Month for South Florida Gardeners

Gardens can be planted year-round in Florida, but fall is the preferred seed-planting season. Below is a planting guide published by the University of Florida/IFAS with recommendations for vegetable planting by month.

Many factors influence the productivity of a garden -including; soil quality, water, drainage, amount of available sunlight, nutrients and integrated pest management. We’ll explore some of these in later posts. Happy Planting!

January

February

March

April

May

June

Beets

Broccoli

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Collards

Corn

Chinese Cabbage

Endive

English & Southern Peas

Escarole

Eggplant

Kohlrabi

Lettuce

Lima, Pole, & Bush Beans

Mustard

Onions

Parsley

Peppers

Potatoes

Radish

Spinach

Summer & Winter Squash

Tomatoes

Turnips

Beets

Cantaloupes

Carrots

Collards

Corn

Cucumbers

Eggplant

English & Southern Peas

Kohlrabi

Lima, Pole, & Bush Beans

Mustard

Onions

Okra

Peppers

Radish

Summer & Winter Squash

Sweet Corn

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Turnips

Watermelon

Cantaloupes

Cucumbers

Corn

Lima, Pole, & Bush Beans

Mustard

Onions

Okra

Peas (Southern)

Peppers

Radish

Summer Squash

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Watermelon

Lima, Pole & Bush Beans

Sweet Potatoes

Peas (Southern)

Black-Eyed Peas

Sweet Potatoes

Watermelon

Cassava

Chayote

Cherry Tomatoes

Chinese Yams

Malanga

Pigeon Pea

Pumpkin

Sweet Potatoes

July

August

September

October

November

December

Cassava

Chayote

Malanga

Summer Squash

Yard Long Beans

Cantaloupes

Carrots

Collards

Corn

Eggplant

Escarole

Lima & Pole Beans

Mustard

Onions

Okra

Peppers

Potatoes

Radish

Summer Spinach

Summer Squash

Tomatoes (larger fruit varieties)

Watermelon

Broccoli

Cabbage

Cantaloupes

Collards

Corn

Cucumber

Eggplant

Endive

English & Southern Peas

Lettuce

Lima, Pole, & Bush Beans

Onions

Okra

Parsley

Peppers

Potatoes

Tomatoes (larger fruit varieties)

Summer & Winter Squash

Watermelon

Beets

Broccoli

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Collards

Corn

Cucumber

Eggplant

Endive

English & Southern Peas

Escarole

Kohlrabi

Lettuce

Lima , Pole, & Bush Beans

Mustard

Onions

Parsley

Peppers

Potatoes

Radish

Spinach

Strawberries

Summer Squash

Tomatoes (larger fruit varieties)

Turnips

Beets

Broccoli

Cabbage (regular & Chinese)

Carrots

Cauliflower

Collards

Corn

Cucumber

Endive

English & Southern Peas

Escarole

Kohlrabi

Lettuce

Lima, Pole, & Bush Beans

Mustard

Onions

Parsley

Peppers

Potatoes

Radish

Spinach

Strawberries

Tomatoes (larger fruit varieties)

Turnips

Broccoli

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Chinese Cabbage

Collards

Corn

Cucumber

Endive

English & Southern Peas

Escarole

Eggplant

Kohlrabi

Lettuce

Lima, Pole, & Bush Beans

Mustard

Onions

Parsley

Peppers

Potatoes

Radish

Spinach

Strawberries

Tomatoes (larger fruit varieties)

Turnips

This book is by James Stephens, a professor in horticultural studies at the University of Florida. It is well illustrated and an excellent reference guide for vegetable gardening in Florida.

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