SPRING
FALL
Kohlrabi 2/1-3/1 8/1-9/1
Potato 2/1-3/1 7/25-8/15
Beets 2/1-3/15 9/1-10/1
Carrot 2/1-3/15 8/15-10/1
Chard 2/1-3/15 8/1-9/15
Peas, English 2/1-3/15 9/1-10/1
Spinach 2/1-3/15 8/1-10/15
Turnip 2/1-3/15 8/20-10/15
Collards 2/1-4/1 8/1-9/15
Mustard 2/1-4/1 8/1-9/15
Radish 2/1-5/1 9/1-11/1
Br. Sprout Plants 2/10-3/15 8/20-9/15
Lettuce 2/10-3/15 9/1-10/1
Asparagus Crwn 2/15-3/1  
Broccoli Plants 2/15-3/1 8/20-9/15
Cabbage Plants 2/15-3/1 8/20-9/15
Cauliflower Plants 2/15-3/1 8/20-9/15
Onion Plants 2/15-3/15  
Corn 3/15-5/1 8/1-8/15
Cucumber 3/15-5/1 8/1-8/15
Beans 3/20-5/1 8/1-9/1
Pepper Seed 3/20-5/1  
Squash, Sum 3/20-5/1 8/1-9/1
Squash, Winter 3/20-5/1 7/1-8/15
Watermelon 3/20-5/1 6/1-7/1
Tomato Seed 3/20-5/20  
Tomato Plants 3/25-5/1 7/1-8/1
Muskmelon 4/1-5/1 6/15-7/1
Pepper Plants 4/1-5/1 7/1-8/1
Pumpkin 4/1-5/1 6/1-7/15
Okra 4/1-6/1 7/15-8/15
Peas, Black-eyed 4/1-6/1 7/1-8/1
Eggplant Seed 4/10-5/1 6/15-7/1
Eggplant Plants 4/15-5/15 7/1-7/31

 

What to do this Month: June

Get the Jump On June's Pests!

Harvest your vegetables as soon as they are ripe for freshest taste, to prolong production, and to avoid pest issues. Beans, peas, squash, cucumbers, and okra are often ready.

Harvest Irish potatoes when two-thirds of the tops have died down. Store in a cool, dark place.

Store onions in a dry, airy place.

You can still plant okra, southern peas, lima beans, and sweet potatoes.

Plant heat-loving herbs, including basil, rosemary, and Mexican tarragon.

Pinch your annual and perennial herbs to promote bushier growth.

Carefully monitor and control for harmful insects.

Remove any dead/finished vegetable plants from your garden; plant new crops in their place.

This is normally a rainy season, but ensure that your garden receives 1 inch of rain per week.

Plant annuals that can take the full sun during hot summer months, including celosia, portulaca, vinca, and some coleus.

Remove any dead or old flowers from your plants to encourage new growth.

Do not remove the foliage of spring bulbs until it has yellowed and dried.

Stake any tall plants to help prevent any damage.

Add bright color to the landscape with perennials, including zinnia, salvia, and blue sage.

Plant palms during these warm, wet months. Make sure that the trunk is not covered with soil or fertilizer.

Lightly prune summer flowering shrubs, such as oleander, hibiscus, and crape myrtle.

For healthy grass, avoid weed and feed products. Only apply herbicides to areas with weed infestations.

If you have areas where grass simply doesn't grow well, consider a ground cover.

Mow your lawn at recommended heights (St. Augustine and Bahia: 3 to 4 inches; Centipede: 1.5 to 2 inches; Dwarf St. Augustine: 2.5 inches).