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Florida Planting Guide

Planting Guide for Florida Vegetables.

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Planting Dates in Florida (outdoors) 1

Yield per 10 ft (pounds)

Plants per 10 ft 2

North

Central

South

 

Beans, bush

Mar–Apr Aug–Sept

Feb–Apr Aug–Sept

Sept–Apr

4.5

30–60

45–60

Beans, pole

Mar–Apr Aug–Sept

Feb–Apr Aug–Sept

Sept–Apr

8

24–40

50–70

Beans, lima

Mar–Apr Aug

Feb–Mar Aug–Sept

Sept–Apr

5

20–40

60–80

Beets

Aug–Feb

Sept–Feb

Oct–Jan

7.5

30–60

50–70

Broccoli

Aug–Feb

Sept–Feb

Oct–Jan

5

8–12

75–90 (50–70)

Brussels Sprouts

Aug–Feb

Sept–Feb

Oct–Jan

10

5–7

90–120 (70–90)

Cabbage

Aug–Feb

Sept–Feb

Sept–Jan

12

8–13

85–110 (70–90)

Cantaloupes

Feb–Apr

Jan–Mar

Dec–Mar

15

4–6

85–110 (70–90)

Carrots

Aug–Mar

Aug–Mar

Sept–Mar

10

40–120

70–120

Cauliflower

Aug–Feb

Sept–Feb

Sept–Jan

8

7–10

75–90 (50–70)

Celery

Aug–Feb

Sept–Mar

Oct–Mar

15

10–20

75–90

Chinese cabbage

Aug–Feb

Sept–Apr

Sept–Apr

10

7–9

70–90 (60–70)

Collards

Aug–Feb

Sept–Feb

Sept–Jan

15

5–10

70–90 50–70

Corn, sweet

Feb–Apr

Jan–Apr

Oct–Mar

12

15–20

64–90

Cucumbers

Feb–Apr July–Aug

Jan–Mar Sept

Sep–Feb

10

10–20

40–65

Eggplant

Feb–Mar Aug

Jan–Feb Aug–Sept

Aug–Feb

20

3–7

90–115 (70–90)

Endive/ Escarole

Jan–Feb Aug–Oct

Aug–Feb

Sept–Mar

7.5

8–9

60–80

Kale

Aug–Feb

Sept–Feb

Sept–Jan

7.5

9–10

50–70

Kohlrabi

Sept–Mar

Oct–Mar

Oct–Feb

10

24–40

70–80 (50–55)

Lettuce

Jan–Feb Sept–Oct

Sept–Feb

Sept–Feb

7.5

10–15

60–80

Mustard

Aug–Feb

Sept–Feb

Sept–Jan

10

12–24

40–50

Okra

Mar–June

Feb–Aug

Jan–Mar Aug–Oct

7

12–30

60–70

Onions, Bulbing

Mid–Sept – Mid–Nov

Oct

Oct

10

30

100–130

Onions, Bunching (Green and Shallots)

Aug–Mar

Aug–Mar

Sept–Mar

10

30

50–75 (green) 75–100 (shallots)

Peas, Snow or English

Jan–Mar

Nov–Feb

Nov–Feb

4

20–60

60–80

Peas, southern

Mar–July

Feb–Aug

Sept–Apr

8

20–60

Peppers

Feb–Mar July– Aug

Jan–Mar Aug–Sept

Aug–Feb

5

8–13

90–100 (65–75)

Potatoes, Irish

Jan–Feb

Nov–Feb

Oct–Jan

15

12–24

85–110

Potatoes, sweet

Mar–Jun

Feb–Jun

Dec–Sept

30

10–12

85–130

Pumpkin

Early July

Mid July

Early Aug

30

2–4

80–100 (70–90)

Radish

Sept– Mar

Sept–Mar

Oct–Mar

4

120

20–30

Spinach

Sept–Mar

Sept–Mar

Oct–Feb

4

20–60

45–60

Squash, Summer

Feb–Apr Aug–Sept

Jan–Apr Aug–Sept

Aug–Mar

15

5–10

40–50

Squash, Winter

Feb–Apr Aug–Sept

Jan–Apr Aug–Sept

Aug–Mar

30

2–4

85–120

Strawberry

Sept 15– Oct 15

Sept 25– Oct 25

Oct 1– Dec 1

9–12

8–10

(30–60)

Swiss Chard

Sept–May

Sept–May

Sept–Mar

8–12

10–20

45–60

Tomatoes (supported)

Feb–Apr July–Aug

Jan–Feb Aug–Sept

Aug–Feb

2

4–7

90–110 (70–90)

Turnips

Aug–Feb

Sept–Feb

Sept–Jan

15

20–60

40–60

Watermelon

Feb–Apr

Jan–Mar

Dec–Mar

40

3–5

80–100 (60–90)

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