Fall vegetable gardening for Florida
For central Floridians September can be a vegetables gardeners dream month. It allows a larger variety of vegetables to be started and a longer if not more bearable season to harvest. According to some experts, Florida is a prime spot for gardeners that love a year round producing climate.
James M. Stephens book Vegetable Gardening in Florida, gives a detailed guide for each area and it's soil type, organic composting and list of what to plant and where.
Here's the list to start in September:
- Beans, (pole, bush, lima)
- Corn (sweet)
- Watermelon (large)
- Onions, bunch
- Tomatoes (stake)
- Onions (bulb)
- Peas (English)
- Weed and rid the site of any signs of disease
- Work in fresh compost and manure to your soil
- Encourage friendly organic pest control and companion planting with beneficial flowers such as marigolds.
- Add critter homes for frogs with rocks and clay plots half buried in the soil.
- Now is a good time to take advantage of the storm rains by using a Rain Barrel.