Zone Nine Vegetable Garden Year Round

mpaige33837(z9 FL)April 19, 2008

Hi all! This is my first post but I've lurked for quite a while. I finally live somewhere where I have space for a sizable garden. I'd like to plant an organic vegetable garden (maybe mix with some complimentary plants) but I don't know which vegetables to plant during which season in my zone - I an in Central Florida, Zone 9. We get coolish weather for about four months, sometimes going as low as 30-35 at night between January and April. Daytime temps during those months are usually around 75, sometimes more. October through December nighttime maybe 50 daytime maybe 80 or so. Summer, well, brutal. nighttime never less tan 70 and daytime usually 90 or more.

What can I plant in SPRING, SUMMER, FALL and WINTER. I saw and printed the post about FALL zone nine veggie, so I think I'm cool with that. Is there anything I can plant this spring for summer or fall harvest?

Feel free to include any non-vegetable plants I should consider, if you happen to thing of them. THANKS!!!!!

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swjonthebay(8b Alabama)

Hi! I am in Mobile, AL...technically zone 8b. This planting wheel was published in our newpaper as a guideline for planting and has been helpful to me in the past. I would think maybe subtract a week or two for zone 9? Or base your timing on your first/last frost date and adjust accordingly.

Hope this helps! Enjoy your year round garden! :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Planting Wheel

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 5:55PM
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southerncharm1(Orlando, FL Z9)

That was great, thank you for sharing. :)

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 12:16PM
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mpaige33837(z9 FL)

wow This is nice. I guess I missed it for this year unless i want to try a controlled environment. Thanks for the link.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 9:59PM
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tomatonut(9a FL)


I also live in Zone 9 and I find myself constantly flipping through the University of Florida's IFAS vegetable planting guide. That can be found at the link below

Here is a link that might be useful: IFAS planting guide

    Bookmark   May 21, 2008 at 9:14AM
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angiepie(z9 FL)

Another Floridian here. I'm in North East. That wheel is great, thanks for posting it! It seems I'm a little late in planting some things and right on time for others. I think I'll laminate this handy little guide and attach it to my calendar.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 10:21AM
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angelady777 (was angelady on GW) - Zone 6(6)

Awesome planting wheel! Thanks for the post.


    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 10:26PM
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I live in Florida there's lots of things here you can grow here year round. I'd say about 60% of everything that is grown here can be done year round

Here is a link that might be useful: vegetable garden

    Bookmark   September 6, 2008 at 6:15PM
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For all you new gardeners to zone 9b - Central Florida, contact your County Extension Office for help with vegetable gardening. In Orange County, you can contact me at 407 254-9200. My next vegetable gardening class is scheduled for July 9, 2011. Call and register for this free class with information that will make your vegetable gardening experiences more enjoyable.

Here is a link that might be useful: Orange County Extension Education Center

    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 8:18AM
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