Vegetable Planting Guide for North Florida

From The University of Florida's IFAS Extension Service

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Plant North Florida summer squash in both the spring and fall.Summer Squash & Blossom

Plant summer squash and zucchini in both the spring and fall.

When should you plant your favorite veggies for optimum growth in North Florida? Here’s the definitive guide from the University of Florida IFAS Extension. Click here to search the IFAS website for more local gardening guides, tips and support. You’ll also find advice on what vegetable varieties IFAS recommends for our growing zone.

Plant bush and pole beans every 3 weeks in spring and fall for successive harvests.

Plant bush and pole beans every 3 weeks in spring and fall for successive harvests.











North Florida winter greens

Plant winter greens, like kohlrabi and collards, from September to March!

Crop Planting Dates
Beans, bush & pole Mar – Apr and Aug – Sep
Beans, lima Mar – Aug
Beets Sep – Mar
Broccoli Aug – Feb
Cabbage Sep – Feb
Cantaloupe Mar – Apr
Carrots Sep – Mar
Cauliflower Jan – Feb and Aug – Oct
Celery Jan – Mar
Chinese Cabbage Oct – Feb
Collards Feb –Apr and Aug – Nov
Corn, sweet Mar – Apr and Aug
Cucumbers Feb – Apr and Aug – Sep
Eggplant Feb – July
Endive/Escarole Feb – Mar and Sep
Kale Sep – Feb
Kohlrabi Sep – Mar
Lettuces Feb – Mar and Sep – Oct
Mustard Sep – May
Okra Mar – July
Onions, bulbing Sep – Dec
Onions, bunching Aug – Mar
Onions, shallots Aug – Mar
Peas, English Jan – Mar
Peas, Southern Mar – Aug
Peppers Feb – Apr and July – Aug
Potatoes Jan – Mar
Potatoes, sweet Mar – June
Pumpkin Mar – Apr and Aug
Radish Sep – Mar
Spinach Oct – Nov
Squash, summer Mar – Apr and Aug – Sep
Squash, winter March and August
Strawberry Oct – Nov
Tomatoes Feb – Apr and August
Turnips Jan – Apr and Aug – Oct
Watermelon Mar – Apr and July – Aug



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