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SUGGESTED YEAR-ROUND GARDEN FOR SOUTH FLORID
(Family of five Approximately 1/3 acre)
JUL 11 1972
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Strawberries Oct-Nov Strawberries Plantina Peas. So ____
From Fall From Fall
Collards Sept-Dec Collards PlantinR Collards Planting
Squash Sept-Oct Broccoli Jan Potatoes.Sw. May-June
Broccoli Sept-Dec Beets Jan-Feb Potatoes.Sw. if not
Turnip, Mus- trans-
tard, Radish Mct-Dec Carrots Jan-Feb Potatoes.Sw. planted
Beans. Snap Sept-Dec Onions Jan-Mar Potatoes.Sv. in
Turnip, Mus- spring.
Beans. Snap tard, Radish Jan-Mar Potatoe,.Sw.
Peas. So. Aug 20-30 Cabbage Jan
Peas. So. Cabbage ____
Tomatoes Aug-Dec Beans, Snap Jan-Apr
Tomatoes Beans. Snap .
Tomatoes Beans, Lima Jan-Apr
Pepper Aug-Sept Beans. Lima
Okra Aug-Sept Peas, So.
Onions Sept-Dec 2 rows Feb-Apr Cover crop
Carrots Oct-Dec Squash Jan-Mar such as
Beets Oct-Dec Pepper Jan-Feb Spectabilis.
Cabbage Tomatoes Mar 10 Jun 10
2 rows Sept-Dec 4 rows Jan-Mar
3 rows Sept-Dec Okra Feb-Mar
Beans, Lima Potatoes,Ir.
2 rows M Sept-Dec 2 rows Jan
2 rows Jan-Feb
4 rows Jan-Feb
Cover crop Potatoes,Sw. Potatoes,Sw. From Sprq
from summer 5 rows Feb-Mar 5 rows Planting
pLanting. Cucumber Jan-Feb
Winter Jan-Feb Cover crop
1. This plan shows the arrangement and the rotation of crops for one year. The
summer and fall gardens should be placed in a different area of the garden
2, The Florida Vegetable Garden Production Guide contains varieties, planting
dates, spacing, and other useful information
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THE YEAR-ROUND GARDEN PLAN
Selecting the Crops -
Plant vegetables in your garden that are liked by your family and will grow in
your area. This list may be limited by the size of the garden space. The size will
not only limit the number of kinds of vegetables that may be grown, but it also
limits the choice of these kinds. Large-growing crops in a small garden limit the
number of kinds that can be planted.
If some of the garden Droduce is to be frozen, make certain that you select
varieties adaptable for freezing. Also, choose varieties recommended for your area.
The Florida Vegetable Garden Production Guide lists recommended varieties,
Make a Plan -
It is a good idea to make a plan of the garden. Obtain seed catalogs and
variety recommendations and then plan the garden on paper. The plan should in-
clude the kind of vegetables to be planted, distance between rows, distance between
plants, and time of planting. This and other useful information is included in the
Florida Vegetable Garden Production Guide. The plan is of utmost importance to a
successful garden and will help you to carry out the various jobs on time.
IMPORTANT VEGETABLES FOR SMALL GARDENS
First Choice Second Choice
Tomatoes, Beans, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Corn
Collards, Mustard, Okra (sweet), Eggplant, Kale
Onions, Turnips, Squash or Rape, Lettuce, Pep-
per, Radish, Spinach
Place long season crops such as strawberries to one side of the garden so they
will not interfere with the preparation of the rest of the garden each season,
Plant tall-growing crops on the north side of the garden so they will not
shade other plants.
Arrange the rows according to the planting dates of the various crops. By
doing this, only a narrow strip is prepared for the early plants and the rest of
the garden can be prepared as needed.
Plan to keeD the garden space fully occupied throughout the year. It is
Possible to have vegetables growing throughout every month of the year. By inter-
cropoing, it is possible to plant another kind of vegetable between the rows of an
earlier-maturing kind where space is a factor. Crops that are transplanted to the
garden after danger of frost has passed are frequently planted between rows of
early peas, lettuce, spinach, etc. During the summer months, plant a cover crop
such as Crotalaria spectabilis on areas not planted to other crops.
Succession plantings every 10 to 14 days of radishes, snap beans, turnips,
cabbage, sweet corn, and other crops will provide vegetables for a longer season.
A similar effect will result from planting at the same time two or more
varieties with different maturity dates.