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They do best when planted from seed rather than transplants, and thinning is imperative to prevent twisted or crooked roots. You’re more likely to find four-footed critters rather than buggy pests around this crop–deer, rabbits, and ezrthbox can all destroy this delectable crop.

Florida Vegetable Planting & Gardening Schedule

Onions are shallow rooted and grow best with steady watering, especially during the bulbing phase. Garlic has very few pest issues in the garden and it can actually serve as a natural pest repellent.

Once fruit begins growing, tie a sling to the eartjbox net under heavy squash to help support and distribute weight so they do not drop off the vine. Hot peppers can be pickled, added to stew, used in stir fry, and are excellent when dried and ground to be used as a seasoning to give nearly any dish a little kick. They will keep up to 2 weeks after harvesting if left unwashed and stored in the refrigerator.

To prevent diseases, keep squash off the ground and let them grow vertically on the Staking System. Be certain to use the black side of the mulch covers to speed soil warming and early growth. Bolting, Mosaic Virus, Fusarium Wilt [back to top]. While best enjoyed fresh, pieces of fruit may be frozen so they can be blended into smoothies at a later time. Eagthbox a cold spell is expected, use a frost cover to protect plants, or bring them indoors.

Florida Gardening Suggested Planting Schedule

Some are more hearty and shrub-like such as rosemary, thyme, sage, and oregano; others are more delicate and prone to wilting or bolting when subjected to extreme heat such as dill, parsley, cilantro, and chives. Often, they are hardy enough to over-winter in many locations, from late summer and early fall sowings. Indeterminate varieties, such as cherry or grape tomatoes, will continue to grow and produce throughout the season; until the plant is eventually killed by frost or runs out of nutrients.


Make sure to cut, or deadhead, the flowers to encourage root growth. Cauliflower is affected by pests like other members of the cabbage family. Click any below to learn how to grow them yourself! Planting greens can also be done in early spring for a summer harvest, but more watering is likely necessary for them to grow successfully during the summer heat.

Broccoli, an easily-recognizeable vegetable, can be a successful crop in your garden with timely planting and good protection from pests. Hornworms that have rice-looking eggs on them may be left alone; as this indicates the hornworm has become a host for parasitic wasp eggs, and it will eventually die.

Celery diseases are rarely an issue in home gardens. Looking for an instruction manual so you can start growing your favorite plants or assemble your EarthBox accessory?

Kohlrabi greens can also be eaten in salads. Kale is a nutrient-rich vegetable that can be steamed, baked as chips, used in soup, mixed into di, or frozen for use at a later time. Frequent harvesting of pole beans helps ensure that the plants keep producing. The most common pest is the Tomato Hornworm, which can destroy your crops with its voracious appetite.

Like most other cole crops, cabbage grows best where there is a cool fall growing season with light frosts.

They guire be used fresh or dried to add flavor to any number of dishes. These easy-to-grow veggies will tolerate a wide variety of conditions. It is common for a second smaller head to form if enough of the stem was left intact from the initial harvest.

Peppers are prone to sun scald, so moving them to partial shade can help if temperatures become too hot. Beets Beets are a great starter vegetable since they are easy to grow and require very little garden maintenance.


Preserve chard by blanching and freezing, or use a dehydrator and add flakes to soups later on.

While they are very thirsty plants, some gardeners prefer to stop providing water during the last week before fruits are ripened to prevent bland fruit. Head lettuces are lettuce varieties that form together like a cabbage such as Romaine and Iceberg.

Artichoke plants favor mild winters and cool, moist summers. Leeks are a cool season crop hardy to frosts and light freezes, and are relatively pest and disease free. Bush bean crops usually mature all at once, which means you’ll wind up with a very large harvest at the end of the growing season. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Cabbage Like most other cole crops, cabbage grows best where there is a cool fall growing season with light frosts.

Tomatoes come in two types: Support climbing vines with a Staking System. Remove the covers before temperatures get too hot in midsummer, and to allow for pollination.

Best grown from seed, Jicama prefers very warm climates with full sun. Okra Okra is a perfect crop to grow if you live in a climate with very hot summers.

Lettuce Nothing tastes better than a fresh, crisp salad made with lettuce straight from the garden. Turnips Turnips, when planted during the correct time, are easy to grow and mature quickly, allowing for several succession-planted crops during the growing season.

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Any stems or skins can be used to naturally dye eggs a bright pink color. This cool-season crop grows best in spring or fall–avoid planting in mid-summer as hot weather can cause premature bolting in broccoli, but keep in mind it requires full sun to avoid slow maturity.

Jicama is a delicious, but uncommon root vegetable from Central America. While it does need consistent watering, it doesn’t require too many nutrients – making it ideal for a fall planting after you’re done harvesting your earthboox crops. Cucumbers are an easy to grow and prolific crop.