Edibles to Plant in Florida: Text

January

North Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, sugarcane, and Swiss chard.

Transplant with care: celery, mustard, potatoes, spinach

Use seeds: carrots, onions (bunching), peas (English), radish, and turnips.

Central Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, eggplant, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, peppers, sugarcane, Swiss chard, tomatillo, and tomatoes.

Transplant with care: celery, mustard, pineapple, potatoes, and spinach.

Use seeds: cantaloupes, carrots, corn, cucumbers, onions (bunching), peas (English), radish, squashes, turnips, and watermelon.

South Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, eggplant, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, peppers, sugarcane, Swiss chard, tomatillo, tomatoes, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, celery, long squash, luffa, mustard, pineapple, potatoes, Seminole pumpkin, spinach, and sweet potatoes.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), cantaloupes, carrots, corn, cucumbers, okra, onions (bunching), peas (English, southern), radish, squashes, turnips, and watermelon.

February

North Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, eggplant, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, peppers, Swiss chard, tomatillo, and tomatoes.

Transplant with care: celery, mustard, potatoes, and spinach.

Use seeds: carrots, onions (bunching), peas (English), radish, and turnips.

Central Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, boniato, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, eggplant, endive, gingers, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, peppers, sugarcane, Swiss chard, tomatillo, and tomatoes.

Transplant with care: celery, mustard, pineapple, potatoes, spinach, and sweet potatoes.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), cantaloupes, carrots, corn, cucumbers, okra, onions (bunching), peas (English, southern), radish, squashes, turnips, and watermelon.

South Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, Chinese cabbage, eggplant, endive, kohlrabi, lettuce, peppers, sugarcane, Swiss chard, tomatillo, tomatoes, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, celery, long squash, luffa, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, Seminole pumpkin, spinach, and sweet potatoes.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), cantaloupes, carrots, chayote, corn, cucumbers, okra, onions (bunching), peas (English, southern), radish, squashes, and watermelon.

March

North Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, boniato, eggplant, kohlrabi, peppers, Swiss chard, tomatillo, and tomatoes.

Transplant with care: spinach and sweet potatoes.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), cantaloupes, carrots, corn, cucumbers, okra, onions (bunching), peanuts, peas (English, southern), radish, squashes, and watermelon.

Central Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, boniato, Chinese cabbage, gingers, kohlrabi, peppers, roselle, sugarcane, Swiss chard, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, celery, long squash, luffa, papaya, passionfruit, pigeon pea, pineapple, Seminole pumpkin, spinach, sweet potatoes, and yucca.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), cantaloupes, carrots, chayote, corn, cucumbers, okra, onions (bunching), peas (southern), radish, squashes, and watermelon.

South Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, boniato, Chinese cabbage, endive, gingers, roselle, sugarcane, Swiss chard, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, celery, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, Seminole pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and yucca.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), cantaloupes, carrots, chayote, corn, okra, onions (bunching), peas (southern), radish, squashes, and watermelon.

April

North Florida

Easily transplant: boniato, gingers, roselle, tomatillo, and tomatoes.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, long squash, luffa, papaya, passionfruit, Seminole pumpkin, and sweet potatoes.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), cantaloupes, chayote, corn, cucumbers, okra, peanuts, peas (southern), squashes, and watermelon.

Central Florida

Easily transplant: boniato, Chinese cabbage, gingers, roselle, sugarcane, Swiss chard, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, long squash, luffa, papaya, passionfruit, pigeon pea, pineapple, Seminole pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and yucca.

Use seeds: beans (bush, pole), chayote, corn, okra, peanuts, peas (southern), and squash.

South Florida

Easily transplant: boniato, Chinese cabbage, gingers, roselle, sugarcane, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, sweet potatoes, and yucca.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), chayote, and peas (southern).

May

North Florida

Easily transplant: boniato, gingers, roselle, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, long squash, luffa, papaya, passionfruit, pigeon pea, Seminole pumpkin, and sweet potatoes.

Use seeds: chayote, okra, peanuts, and peas (southern).

Central Florida

Easily transplant: boniato, gingers, roselle, sugarcane, Swiss chard, tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, long squash, luffa, papaya, passionfruit, pigeon pea, pineapple, Seminole pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and yucca.

Use seeds: chayote, okra, peanuts, and peas (southern).

South Florida

Easily transplant: boniato, gingers, sugarcane, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, papaya, passionfruit, pigeon pea, pineapple, sweet potatoes, and yucca.

Use seeds: chayote.

June

North Florida

Easily transplant: boniato, gingers, roselle, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, long squash, luffa, papaya, passionfruit, pigeon pea, Seminole pumpkin, and sweet potatoes.

Use seeds: chayote, okra, and peas (southern).

Central Florida

Easily transplant: boniato, gingers, roselle, sugarcane, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, long squash, luffa, papaya, passionfruit, pigeon pea, pineapple, Seminole pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and yucca.

Use seeds: chayote, okra, and peas (southern).

South Florida

Easily transplant: sugarcane and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, papaya, passionfruit, pigeon pea, pineapple, and sweet potatoes.

Use seeds: chayote.

July

North Florida

Easily transplant: gingers, peppers, roselle, tomatillo, tomatoes, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, long squash, luffa, and Seminole pumpkin.

Use seeds: chayote, cucumbers, peas (southern), and pumpkin.

Central Florida

Easily transplant: boniato, gingers, roselle, sugarcane, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, long squash, luffa, papaya, passionfruit, pigeon pea, pineapple, Seminole pumpkin, and yucca.

Use seeds: chayote, okra, peas (southern), and pumpkin.

South Florida

Easily transplant: sugarcane, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, and sweet potatoes.

Use seeds: chayote.

August

North Florida

Easily transplant: beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, eggplant, endive, kale, peppers, tomatillo, tomatoes, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: celery and mustard.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), carrots, cucumbers, onions (bunching), squashes, and turnips.

Central Florida

Easily transplant: eggplant, endive, peppers, sugarcane, tomatoes, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: pineapple.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), carrots, okra, onions (bunching), peas (southern), and squashes.

South Florida

Easily transplant: eggplant, peppers, sugarcane, tomatillo, tomatoes, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, Seminole pumpkin, and sweet potatoes.

Use seeds: okra and pumpkin.

September

North Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, strawberry, and Swiss chard.

Transplant with care: celery, mustard, and spinach.

Use seeds: beans (bush, pole), carrots, onions (bulbing, bunching), radish, squashes, and turnips.

Central Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, eggplant, endive, kale, lettuce, peppers, strawberry, sugarcane, strawberry, Swiss chard, tomatoes, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: celery, mustard, pineapple, and spinach.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), carrots, cucumbers, onions (bunching), radish, squashes, and turnips.

South Florida

Easily transplant: cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, eggplant, endive, kale, lettuce, peppers, sugarcane, Swiss chard, tomatillo, tomatoes, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, long squash, luffa, mustard, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, Seminole pumpkin, and sweet potatoes.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), carrots, cucumbers, okra, onions (bunching), peas (southern), squashes, and turnips.

October

North Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, strawberry, and Swiss chard.

Transplant with care: celery, mustard, and spinach.

Use seeds: carrots, onions (bunching), radish, and turnips.

Central Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, strawberry, sugarcane, strawberry, Swiss chard, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: celery, mustard, pineapple, and spinach.

Use seeds: carrots, onions (bulbing, bunching), radish, and turnips.

South Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, eggplant, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, peppers, strawberry, sugarcane, Swiss chard, tomatillo, tomatoes, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, celery, long squash, luffa, mustard, pineapple, potatoes, Seminole pumpkin, and spinach.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), carrots, corn, cucumbers, okra, onions (bulbing, bunching), peas (southern), radish, squashes, and turnips.

November

North Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, kale, kohlrabi, sugarcane, and Swiss chard.

Transplant with care: celery, mustard, and spinach.

Use seeds: carrots, onions (bunching), radish, and turnips.

Central Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, sugarcane, and Swiss chard.

Transplant with care: celery, mustard, pineapple, potatoes, and spinach.

Use seeds: carrots, onions (bunching), peas (English), radish, and turnips.

South Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, eggplant, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, peppers, strawberry, sugarcane, Swiss chard, tomatillo, tomatoes, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, celery, long squash, luffa, mustard, pineapple, potatoes, Seminole pumpkin, and spinach.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), carrots, corn, cucumbers, onions (bunching), peas (English, southern), radish, squashes, and turnips.

December

North Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, kale, kohlrabi, sugarcane, and Swiss chard.

Transplant with care: celery, mustard, and spinach.

Use seeds: carrots, onions (bunching), radish, and turnips.

Central Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, sugarcane, and Swiss chard.

Transplant with care: celery, mustard, pineapple, potatoes, and spinach.

Use seeds: carrots, onions (bunching), peas (English), radish, and turnips.

South Florida

Easily transplant: arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, eggplant, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, peppers, sugarcane, Swiss chard, tomatillo, tomatoes, and tropical spinaches.

Transplant with care: amaranth, calabaza, celery, long squash, luffa, mustard, pineapple, potatoes, Seminole pumpkin, spinach, Seminole pumpkin, and sweet potatoes.

Use seeds: beans (bush, lima, pole), cantaloupes, carrots, corn, cucumbers, onions (bunching), peas (English, southern), radish, squashes, turnips, and watermelon.

Even more about these recommended vegetables and their planting dates can be found here in the UF/IFAS publication, "Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide."

UF/IFAS Florida Gardening Calendars

The Gardening Calendar publications on the UF/IFAS Solutions for Your Life website gives Florida gardeners a monthly guide for what to plant and do in their gardens and includes links to useful gardening websites, all based on University of Florida research and expertise. Three different editions of the calendar provide specific tips for each of Florida's climate zones—North, Central, and South.

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