MARCH Start from SEED ---> THIS Month for Florida Zone 9
Central Florida - Research the Varieties you will be planting and prepare to watch for LOW Temps during the nights this month.
We are saying "Farewell" to many of our Cool-Season Crops, and beginning the Seeds for our Warmer Weather Gardens. Zone 9 is So Awesome, it gives a Gardener TWO Growing Seasons in each calender Year to Garden to our Hearts Content!
Beans Month 2 of 5
👀 Beets 3 of 3
Cantelope 2 of 3
👀 Carrot 3 of 3
Collard 3 of 4
Corn 3 of 4
👀 Cucumber3 of 3
Eggplant 2 of 2
👀 Kale 3 of 3
👀 Kohlrabi 3 of 3
👀 Lettuce 3 of 3
👀 Mustard 3 of 3
👀 Onion 3 of 3
👀 Peppers 2 of 2
👀 Raddish 3 of 3
👀 Potato 3 of 3
Squash 2 of 3
Sweet Taters 2 of 6
👀 Swiss Chard 3 of 3
👀 Turnips 3 of 3
👀 Watermelon 2 of 2
ALL Information on this Page Relates to ZONE 9 of Central Florida, USA - My Garden!
👀 Say Goodbye (for Now) to our Wonderful Cool - Season Crops ! They Rocked This Year!
My "Code" you see after each Seed Variety indicates the timeline in which the variety is currently at for this month (February). For Example . . .
Mustard Greens reads "3 of 3" --- this means to you that Mustards
are best sewn in 3 months of this spring season, and that this month (March) is the 3rd month of 3 that is recommended for Seeding a New Plant of this variety - The weather is getting hotter each day. This further tells you that they can be grown from seed in Jan-Feb-March.----and that they SHOULD have enough time to finish out to a decent harvest before the Heat is just Too much on them. (its anyone's guess if your at the end of the recommendation period--- this IS Florida 😂)
This tells you even further that -- you are in the End of its Seeding Timeline, and that if you were planning on growing them this year, consider seeding ASAP ---or forget it.
The ideal temperatures in the harvest time for this plant are expected to expire soon, so there is not much hope for them to make it through the heat that will come if you haven't already got them seeded / planted.
My Rule of Green Thumb is - "Seeding" (starting new seeds) is ok up until the 1/2way mark on the recommended timeline, but -- depending upon the particular year we are experiencing, I have gone for it and sewn seeds late with halfway decent harvests.
Growing a Garden for Healthy Eating is rewarding on so many levels - and the growing season here in Florida grow the best gardens! Enjoy !