VEGETABLE PLANTING GUIDE FOR SOUTH FLORIDA GARDENS
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VARIETIES SEED or

# PLANTS/

100í OF ROW

ROWS IN INCHES PLANTS WHEN TO PLANT DAYS TO MATURE
BEANS, SNAP Bush Blue Lake, Contender, Roma, Harvester, Provider, Cherokee (wax) 1 lb. 18-30 2-3 Sept - Apr 50-60
BEANS, POLE Dade, McCaslan, Kentucky Wonder 191, Blue Lake ½ lb. 40-48 3-6 Aug - Apr 55-70
BEANS, LIMA Fordhook 242, Sieva (pole), Henderson, Jackson Wonder, Dixie Butterpea 2 lb 24-36 3-4 Aug - Apr 67-75
BEETS Early Wonder, Detroit Dark Red 1 oz 14-24 3-5 Oct - Feb 55-65
BROCCOLI Early Green Sprouting, Waltham 29, Atlantic, Green Comet, Green Duke 100 plants

1/8 oz seed

30-36 12-18 Sept - Jan 75-90
CABBAGE Gourmet, Bravo, Marlon Market, King Cole, Market Prize, Red Acre, Chieftan Savoy, Rio Verde 100 plants

1/8 oz seed

24-36 12-24 Sept - Jan 90-110
CANTALOUPES Smithís Perfect, Ambrosia, Summet, Edisto 47, Planters Jumbo, Super Market ½ oz 60-72 24-36 Aug - Sept

Feb - Mar

75-90
CARROTS Imperator, Chantanay, Nantes, Gold Pak, Waltham Hicolor, Orlando Gold ½ oz 16-24 1-3 Oct - Feb 65-80
CAULIFLOWER Snowball Strains, Snowdrift, White Rock, Imperial 10-6, Snow Crown 55 plants

1/8 oz seed

24-30 18-24 Oct - Jan 75-90
CELERY Utah Strains, Florida Strains, Summer Pascal 150 plants

1/8 oz seed

24-36 6-10 Oct - Jan 115-125
CHINESE CABBAGE Michihli, Wong Bok, Bok Choy 125 plants

1/8 oz seed

24-36 8-12 Nov - Jan 70-90
COLLARDS Georgia, Vates, Blue Max, Hicrop Hybrid 100 ploants 

1/8 oz seeds

24-30 10-18 Aug - Feb 70-80
CORN, SWEET Silver Queen, Gold Cup, Guardian, Bonanza, Florida Staysweet 2 oz 24-36 12-18 Aug - Mar 60-95
CUCUMBERS Poinsett, Ashley, Sprint (slicers), SmR 18, Explorer, Galaxy (picklers) ½ oz 36-60 12-24 Sept - Mar 50-65
EGGPLANT Florida Market, Black Beauty, Long Tom, Ichiban, Dusky 50 plants

1 packet

36-42 24-36 Dec - Feb

Aug - Oct

90-110
ENDIVE-ESCAROLE Florida Deep Heart, Full Heart,  100 plants

1/8 oz

18-24 8-12 Sept - Jan 80-95
KOHLRABI Early White Vienna 1/8 oz 24-30 3-5 Nov - Feb 70-80
LETTUCE (crisp) Great Lakes, Fulton, Floricrisp, (butterhead) Bibb, White Boston (leaf) Prize Head, Ruby, Salad Bowl (romaine) Parris Island, Cos, Valmaine, Floricos 100 plants 12-24 8-12 Sept - Jan 50-90
MUSTARD Southern Giant Curled, Florida Broad Leaf 1/4 oz 14-24 1-6 Sept - Mar 40-60
OKRA Clemson Spineless, Perkins Long Green, Emerald, blondy 1 oz 24-40 6-12 Feb - May

Aug - Sept

50-75
ONIONS (bulbing)

(bunching)

(muli)

Excel, Texas Grano, Granex, White Granex, Tropicana Red 

White Portugal, Evergreen Beltsville Bunching,

Perfecto , Blanco, Shallots

300 plants

1 oz seed

800 plants

1½ oz seed

12-24 4-6

1½-2

6-8

Sept - Nov

Sept - Mar

120-160

50-75

PEAS Wando, Green Arrow, Laxtonís Progress, Sugar Snap 1 lb 24-36 2-3 Sept - Feb 50-75
PEAS, SOUTHERN Blackeye, Mississippi Silver, Texas Cream 40, Purplehull, Snapea, Zipper Cream, Sadandy 1/2 lb 30-36 2-3 Aug - Apr 60-90
PEPPERS (sweet) Early Calwonder, Yolo Wonder, Big Bertha, Sweet Banana (hot) Hungarian Wax, Jalapeno, Habanero, Serrano, Thai, Tabasco 100 plants

1 packet

20-36 12-24 Aug - Mar 80-110
POTATOES Sebago, Red Pontiac, Atlantic, Red LaSoda, LaRouge, Superior 15 lbs 36-42 8-12 Sept - Jan 85-100
POTATOES, SWEET Porto Rico, Georgia Red, Jewel, Centennial, Coastal Sweet, Boniato 100 plants 48-54 12-24 Feb - June 120-140
PUMPKIN Big Max, Funny Face, Connecticut Field, Calabaza, Spirit 1 oz 60-84 36-60 Jan - Feb

Aug - Sept

90-120
RADISH Cherry Belle, Cornet, Early Scarlet Globe, White Icicle, Sparkeler l oz 12-18 1-2 Oct - Mar 20-30
SPINACH Virginia Savoy, Dixie market, Hybrid 7, Bloomsdale Longstanding 1 oz 14-18 3-5 Oct - Jan 45-60
SPINACH, SUMMER New Zealand, Malabar 2 oz 30-36 18-24 Jan- Apr 55-65
SQUASH (summer)
 
 

(winter)

Early Prolific, Straightneck, Dixie, Summer Crookneck, Cocozelle, Gold Bar, Zucchini, Peter Pan, Scallopini, Sunburst

Sweet Mama, Table Queen, Butternut

1½ oz
 
 

1 oz

36-48
 
 

60-90

24-36
 
 

36-48

Jan- Mar

Sept - Oct

Jan - Feb

45-55
 
 

80-110

STRAWBERRIES Florida 90, Tioga, Dover, Florida Belle, Douglas 100 plants 36-40 10-14 Oct - Nov 90-110
TOMATOES (stake)

(ground

Floradel, Tropic, Manalucia, Better Boy, Cherry

Walter, Flora-Dade

70 plants

1 packet

35 plants

36-48

40-60

18-24

36-40

Aug - Mar

Aug - Mar

90-110

90-110

TURNIPS Japanese Foliage (Shogoin), Purple Top White Globe, Just Rite 1/4 oz 12-20 4-6 Oct - Feb 40-60
WATERMELON

(large)

(seedless)

(small)

Charleston Gray, Jubilee, Crimson Sweet, Dixielee 

Tri-X 317,

Minilee, Mickylee, Sugar Baby

1/8 oz 84-108

48-60

48-60

48-60

15-30

15-30

Jan - Mar

Aug - Sept

85-95
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