Fall Garden Ideas 2019

On Nov. 28 there is a 50% chance of the first frost based on here. Variety recommendations and planting windows below are from the Florida Extension Service for North Florida.

  • Beets – Plant Sep-NLT Oct 1 – Tall Top (greens), Early Wonder, Detroit Dark Red, Cylindra, Red Ace, Yellow Detroit.
    • 1 oz = 100″ row
    • Red Ace at Johnny’s here. They recommend; “sow seed at 2-week intervals until 8 weeks before regular heavy frosts are expected. ” So, based on a Nov. 28 first frost, about Oct 1 is the last day to plant beets.
    • SESE recommends – Beets should be grown in a light loam of pH 6.5 to 7.0. If soil pH is below 6, sprinkle limestone or wood ashes in the row as you plant; otherwise, the yield will be seriously impaired. An even supply of moisture and the absence of extended periods of hot weather is necessary for the development of fine-quality roots.
  • Beans – Plant Aug-Sep – Shell: Horticultural, Pinto, Red Kidney, Black Bean, Navy – 1 lb = 100″ row
  • Broccoli – Plant Aug-Feb – Early Green, Early Dividend, Green Sprouting/Calabrese, Waltham, Packman, De Cicco, Broccoli Raab (Rapini). 1/8 oz = 100 plants = 100′ row
  • Cabbage – Plant Sep-Feb – Rio Verde, Flat Dutch, Round Dutch, Wakefield types, Copenhagen Market, Savoy, Red Acre. 1/8 oz = 100 plants = 100′ row
  • Cauliflower – Aug-Oct – Snowball Strains, Snow Crown, Brocoverde. Tie leaves around the head when it is 2-3 inches to prevent discoloration. Brocoverde is green-headed. 1/8 oz = 55 plants = 100′ row.
  • Carrots – Plant Sep-Mar – Imperator, Nantes, Danvers, Chantenay.
    1/8 oz = 100″ row
  • Lettuce – Plant Sep-Oct – 1/4 oz = 100 plants = 100′ row
    • Crisphead: Great Lakes
    • Butterhead: Ermosa, Bibb, Tom Thumb, Buttercrunch,
    • Loose Leaf: Simpson types, Salad Bowl, Red Sails, New
    • Red Fire
    • Oak Leaf: Salad Bowl, Royal Oak
    • Romaine: Parris Island Cos, Outredgeous (ruffled red romaine )
  • Mustard – Plant Sep-May – Southern Giant Curled, Florida Broad Leaf, Tendergreen, Giant Red, Green Wave, Mizuna – 1/4 oz = 100′ row
  • Onions, Green and Bunching – Plant Aug-Mar
    • Bulbing: Granex (yellow)
    • Bunching (Green): Evergreen Bunching, White Lisbon Bunching
    • Leeks: American Flag
    • Multipliers: Shallots
  • Pumpkins – Plant in Aug – Big Max, Connecticut Field, Prizewinner, Jack Be Little, Jack O Lantern
  • Radish, Diacom & Icicle for the squash – Plant Sep-Mar – Cherry Belle, White Icicle, Sparkler, Champion, Daikon
  • Spinach – Plant Oct-Nov – Melody, Bloomsdale Longstanding, Tyee, Space. 1 oz = 100′ row
  • Squash Winter – Plant Aug-Sep – Spaghetti, Table King, Table Queen & Table Ace (Acorn), Waltham, Early Butternut (Butternut) Spaghetti, Table King, Table Queen & Table Ace (Acorn), Waltham, Early Butternut (Butternut). Calabaza is a heat-resistant, disease-resistant, vining, hard-shelled squash, similar to a butternut or acorn in taste.
  • Swiss Chard – Bright Lights, Bright Yellow, Fordhook Giant, Lucullus, Red Ruby
  • Tomatoes – Plant Aug – Large Fruit: Celebrity, Heat Wave II, Better Boy, Beefmaster, BHN444-Southern Star*, Amelia*, BHN 640*. *Resistant to TSWV (Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus)
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