What to plant in September and October

Courtesy the Duval County Extension and University of Florida/IAS:


What to Plant in September and October


Plant strawberries from October through November. Varieties include Florida 90, Tioga, Sequoia, Florida Belle, Dover, Tufts, Sweet Charlie and Chandler. Keep an eye on the weather. If it stays warm like it did last year, move the planting date back.


Strawberries by -intherough-

For instant color now plant coleus, marigolds and garden chrysanthemums or wait until October to plant cool season flowers like dianthus, pansy, petunia, phlox, shasta daisy, snapdragon, viola, status, Thunbergia, flowering kale and cabbage.


Wait until late October to plant pansies because of the heat.


Bulbs or bulb-types to plant include amaryllis, Aztec lily, calla, elephant ears, grape hyacinth, iris, lachenalia (leopard lily), narcissus, snowflake, watsonia, and zephyr lily. In October add to the list African lily (Agapanthus), daffodil, gladiolus, kaffir lily, lily, marica (walking iris), moraea, society garlic, spider lily, anemone, hyacinth, pineapple lily and Star-of-Bethlehem. For better results, pull up caladium tuber and store in a cool dry area as the foliage dies back. Tubers may rot if left in the ground and we have a wet fall.


For northern type bulbs (tulips and hyacinths), buy in October and store in the refrigerator for about 60 days. Plant bulbs immediately upon removal. Keep them away from ripening fruit during storage.


There are many vegetables that can be planted now. In September plant bush beans, pole beans, cucumbers, summer squash, tomatoes, beets*, broccoli*, Brussels sprouts*, cabbage*, carrots*, cauliflower*, collards*, endive, kale*, kohlrabi*, leek*, lettuce*, mustard*, onions*, parsley*, radish* and turnips*. Add to the list for October those with a * listed above plus Chinese cabbage and spinach.


~ by Mike on September 12, 2008.

2 Responses to “What to plant in September and October”

  1. I moved to Hollywood FL frome israel and the climate here is so different… TNX! :)

  2. Where near Jacksonville, can I buy strawberry seedlings and beet seeds/seedlings? hope it’s not too late in the season to plant.

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