Our Gardening Calendar

January

  • Inside
    • Cabbage inside
    • Tomatoes inside
    • Peppers inside
  • Yard Garden
    • Bonnie Beet
  • Yard
    • Prune Crape Myrtles
    • Feed Citrus per IFAS – Balanced fertilizer formulations such as 6-6-6 or 8-8-8 are suggested, but other complete fertilizers can also be used. Fertilizer applications should be split between three to five applications a year; i.e. Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept.
    • Daylilies – Cut out rust, spray with contact and systemic fungicide and feed drench.
    • Control persistent scale insects on citrus, shrubs, camellias, and deciduous fruit trees; apply horticultural oil while plants are dormanthttp://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep451

February

  • Big Garden
    • Day 1 – Plow under all Rye and Vegetables
  • Yard Garden
    • Bok Choy
    • Lettuce
    • Green onions
  • Yard
    • Spread preemergence weed killer on yard
    • Prune roses then fertilize and apply a fresh layer of mulch. 

March

  • Big Garden
    • 1st week
      • transplant all peppers and tomatoes to garden
      • Inside plant Marigold, Nema-Gone
      • Carrots – Danvers 126 Half Long, 1st week, 70 days. The original Danvers Half Long dates back to the 1870s. This strain “126” was improved in the 1940s. The old standard American carrot, adaptable and dependable. Thick 7-inch roots have good flavor.
    • 2nd week
      • Plant dill seeds in tub
      • Plant G90 Corn. Minimum soil temp is 50 F.
      • Kentucky Bush Beans
    • 3rd week
      • Plant squash
      • Plant Cantalope
      • Plant cucumbers
  • Yard Garden
  • Yard
    • Prune azaleas when they have finished blooming
    • Prune shrubs and trees when the dormant season ends and new growth begins. 
    • Citrus Trees per IFAS – Fertilizer formulations such as 6-6-6 or 8-8-8 (for young trees) and 10-10-10 (for mature trees) are suggested, but other complete fertilizers can also be used. Fertilizer applications should be split between three to five applications a year. 
    • Feed Daylilies

April

  • Big garden
  • Yard Garden
  • Yard
    • Fruit Trees – Apply zinc sulfate as a foliar spray and nitrogen. See the 2018 soil test report.

May

  • Big garden
  • Yard Garden
  • Yard
    • Feed Citrus per IFAS – Balanced fertilizer formulations such as 6-6-6 or 8-8-8 are suggested, but other complete fertilizers can also be used. Fertilizer applications should be split between three to five applications a year; i.e. Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept.
    • Feed Daylilies

June

  • Big garden
    • Tomatoes – In June, apply a deep mulch around plants to conserve moisture, prevent disease, and increase yield. [Expect citing June is for SESE area in Virginia.]
  • Yard Garden
  • Yard

July

  • Big garden
  • Yard Garden
  • Yard
    • Feed Citrus per IFAS – Balanced fertilizer formulations such as 6-6-6 or 8-8-8 are suggested, but other complete fertilizers can also be used. Fertilizer applications should be split between three to five applications a year; i.e. Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept.
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