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Unlike some vegetables, plwnting is an exceptionally cold-tolerant crop. Water is critical in the beginning of the season while it may still be a bit warm outside. Artichoke plants favor mild winters and cool, moist summers. The many varieties of herbs are easy to grow and very prolific. They should be kept well-watered to promote uninterrupted growth.

Spinach can bolt if it becomes too dry or if the temperature outside warms. Keep an eye guied for onion maggot, whose hatched larvae crawl into the bulb and feed on the roots, stem, and plantng bulb which will destroy your crop. These plants are ideal for growing in the EarthBox gardening system since plenty of water helps promote rapid, uninterrupted growth, and slows bolting. Beans are highly-productive, easy-to-grow crops.

Celery can be started indoors before the season, or sown directly as a summer crop. Consume your harvest within a few days, or pickle them to enjoy at a later time. Beets should be harvested once they are approximately two inches in diameter. While celery is hardy to light freezes, daytime temperaturess should ideally stay moderate.

Be certain to use the black side of the mulch covers to speed soil warming and early growth, but be careful, as they can also overheat the plants in certain climates. Like other cabbage family crops, turnips are rahter prone to pests and disease, so ezrthbox inspection of your crop is essential. Spinach Spinach, an easy to grow crop that pkanting in very quickly, is hardy to frosts and light freezes.


Greens are frost tolerant, so growing them as a late season crop is ideal. Some gardeners will find growing celery difficult, as it has a longer growing season, and can be a bit finicky with a high level of temperature sensitivity. Here at EarthBox, we want to make sure you are getting the most out of your container gardening experience. Often, they are hardy enough to over-winter in many locations, from late summer and early fall sowings.

Since pumpkins and gourds tend to be heavy drinkers, fill the water reservoir times per day once fruit appears on the vines. Cauliflower Cauliflower is a cool-season crop, partially hardy to frost and light freezes, and can be grown wherever there are cool growing seasons.

Use insect netting to help protect from early insect infestations. If you would like to plant seeds directly into the EarthBox, you can easily grow plant varieties like cucumbers, squash, corn and beans. Tomatoes come in two types: Eggplants Eggplants are a unique fruit that grow best in full sun and hot weather.

Cucumbers are an easy to grow and prolific crop. Wait until any threat of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to about 70 F before planting, as these tender squash varieties are extremely sensitive to frost and light freezes. Corn Smut [back to top]. It is common for a second smaller head to form if enough of the stem was left intact from the initial harvest.

Remember to plant your seeds with at least 3 months of warm, sunny weather ahead. Peppers can be temperamental if temperatures are too hot or too cool.

Kohlrabi greens can also be llanting in guiee. While they are very thirsty plants, some gardeners prefer to stop providing water during the last week before fruits are ripened to prevent bland fruit. With their unique flavors–some strong and overpowering, some mild and sweet–onions can be added to nearly any dish and can be cooked every way, as well as eaten raw.

Aphids, slugs, and leaf miners love chard, but can be controlled easily by disposing of the affected leaves or hosing pests away with a blast of water. This classic, nutrient-rich veggie can be enjoyed raw, steamed, roasted, fried, or in soups.


Florida Vegetable Planting & Gardening Schedule

Okra is a very prolific plant, yielding many abundant hravests. Like most other cole crops, cabbage grows best where there is a cool fall growing season with light frosts.

Since melons like consistently warm conditions, frost covers will help for earlier crops and guidw yields, especially in cooler climates. Corn Perhaps one of the sweetest rewards in your garden, sweet corn is a warm-season crop sensitive to frost and light freezes. If you see gray mold on the Artichoke leaves, simply remove the infected leaves.

Do not overcrowd your EarthBox gardening system, as kohlrabi earthbbox large roots that need a lot of room as they grow.

Florida Gardening Suggested Planting Schedule

This nutritous crop prefers cooler weather, even a light frost, and do not tolerate heat very well. Corn smut, a disfiguring parasitic fungus that forms large “boils” on stalks, leaves, tassels, or ears can be a major issue for corn.

White Rot, Mosaic Virus [back to top]. Hornworms that have rice-looking eggs on them may be left alone; as this indicates the hornworm has become a host for parasitic wasp eggs, and it will eventually die. Head lettuces are lettuce varieties that form together like a cabbage such as Romaine and Iceberg.

Turnips, when planted during the correct time, are easy to grow and mature quickly, allowing for several succession-planted crops during the growing season. Select partial shade for cool season crops such as lettuce or spinach. Be certain to use the black side of the mulch covers to speed soil warming and early growth. Frequent harvesting of pole beans helps ensure that the plants keep producing.

Peppers need a steady supply of water for their best performance, so be sure to check water levels each day.