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Florida Gardening Suggested Planting Schedule

This nutritous crop prefers cooler weather, even a light frost, and do not tolerate heat very well. It may require some additional support to keep the bunches together while growing. Repel flea beetles and root maggots on young seedlings by covering your containers with insect nets immediately after planting. Herbs keep producing as long as you continue pruning and harvesting. Plantimg sure to cut, or deadhead, the flowers to encourage root giide. 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.

Bolting, Mosaic Virus, Fusarium Wilt [back to top]. Pole beans and peas are tall, vining crops that will need trellising support, such as the Staking System. Why Brussels sprouts are vilfied is unknown, as they have a similar taste to that of cabbage and are delicious when roasted or carmelized. Greens are frost tolerant, so growing them as a late season crop is eartjbox. Cucumber beetles are the largest problem with this crop.

Plant them in a sunny location once all danger of frost has passed. Once your pumpkins have been rarthbox, preventunwanted pests by covering them with insect netting up until four weeks.


Next, choose a location for your EarthBox. Keep an eye out for common garden pests like aphids and stink bugs. Since bush bean crops reach maturity all at the same time, they are perfect to grow if you wish to preserve several batches by freezing or canning to use at a later date.

Not only are the roots delicious and filled with vitamins, but the tops can be prepared and enjoyed like any common green and pack even more of a nutritious punch. This classic, nutrient-rich veggie can be enjoyed raw, steamed, roasted, fried, or in soups. 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.

Collards are best consumed in gumbo, braised, or sauteed. When planting your cauliflower, choose a spot in full sun.

Kohlrabi is a guidee vegetable that prefers full-sun and consistently-moist growing media for quick growth. Onions When planting onions in your EarthBox, make sure you situate them in full sun. 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.

Though Artichokes are usually grown in California, home gardeners nearly anywhere can have great success growing them with the right care. 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.

Keep an eye out for onion maggot, whose hatched larvae crawl guidr the bulb and feed on the roots, stem, and developing bulb which will destroy your crop. Beware of pests and diseases popular with other vegetables in the cabbage family. When harvesting, be sure to use pruners, since the stems will not release the fruit without destroying the plant.


Carrots grow very well in peat-based growing media; do not require a heavy amount of water, but perform well in consistently moist soils–which make them ideal for growing in the EarthBox gardening system.

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Fruit on a determinate tomato plant sets and ripens all at once. Be certain to use the black side of the mulch covers to speed soil warming and early growth, but be careful, as they can also overheat the plants in certain climates. Corn smut, a disfiguring parasitic fungus that forms large “boils” on stalks, leaves, tassels, or ears can be a major issue for corn. Winter Squash—a broad term used to describe hearty vining squash varieties such as butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash—is a warm-season crop that can be grown almost anywhere in full sun and with proper support.

Winter Squash Winter Squash—a broad term used to describe hearty vining squash varieties such as butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash—is a warm-season crop that can be grown almost anywhere in full sun and with proper support.

Do not overcrowd your EarthBox gardening system, as kohlrabi has large roots that need a lot of room as they grow. Summer Squash Summer Squash – a broad term used to describe soft squash varieties such as zucchini and patty pan squash—is a warm-season crop that can be grown almost anywhere in full sun. They perform best when harvested lightly the first year, but should fruit heavily the next two years. Artichoke plants favor mild winters and cool, moist summers.