Zone 9B Gardening Calendar - North East Florida Planting Schedule

Gardening in Florida is a very different experience than gardening in the rest of the country, and growing fruits and vegetables in North East Florida is a very different experience than gardening down south. It has taken us about five years to adjust to the zone 9b planting schedule, and while there are many zone 9 garden guides out there, we felt that there was a need for a simple, user friendly zone 9B planting calendar.

 


The zone 9b garden calendar color chart below is based on when you should either start from seed/or if you have started your seeds inside, when it is safe to plant out. 

Here in North East Florida, it is easy to extend your growing season by starting your seeds indoors, or by protecting your plants outdoors. We grow tomatoes and peppers outdoors all year round, some under a plastic cover and some up against the house. If you want to extend your growing season here in zone 9b, it can be as simple as putting up a fence around your garden, and if you create a walled garden you are even better off. 

When it comes to extending the cold season, it gets tricky, but we have had some success with extending our lettuce season by planting in our backyard, which is dabbled shade and gets late afternoon/evening sun only.


Our North East Florida Garden Calendar

 

Months where it is time to plant out/or when you can start seed outside.

 

Months where you may have success, but it is not optimal to start growing a particular fruit or vegetable.

 

** If you're looking at this 9B planting calendar on your phone, it works best in horizontal view.**

Zone 9B Planting Calendar

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Asparagus

 

Jan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec

Artichoke

 

 

 

 

Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arugula

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Basil

 

 

Feb

Mar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beans

 

 

 

Mar

Apr

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

 

 

 

Bok Choy

 

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beets

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Broccoli

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Brussel Sprouts

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Butternut Squash

 

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

 

 

Jul

Aug

Sep

 

 

 

Cabbage

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Cantaloupe

 

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrots

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Cauliflower

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Celery

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Cerasee/Bitter Melon/Karela

 

 

 

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

 

 

 

Collard Greens

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Coriander/Cilantro

 

 

Feb

Mar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct

Nov

Dec

Corn

 

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cucamelon

 

 

 

 

Apr

May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cucumbers

 

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

 

 

Jul

Aug

 

 

 

 

Daikon/Japanese radish

 

 

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct

 

 

Dill

 

 

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eggplant

 

 

Feb

Mar

 

 

 

 

Aug

 

 

 

 

Endive

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

 

 

Garlic, hard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct

Nov

 

Garlic, soft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct

Nov

 

Ginger

 

 

 

Mar

Apr

May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey Dew Melon

 

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kale

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Kohlrabi

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Leek

 

 

 

Mar

Apr

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

 

 

 

Lettuce

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

Oct

 

 

Luffa

 

 

 

Mar

Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mustard

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Nasturtium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okra

 

 

 

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onions, bulbs

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Onions, bunching (green + shallots)

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

 

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Papaya

 

 

 

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

 

 

Parsley

 

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

 

 

 

 

 

Oct

Nov

 

Peas, snow

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peas, southern

 

 

 

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

 

 

 

 

 

Pepper

 

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

 

 

 

 

Potatoes, reg

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec

Potatoes, sweet

 

 

 

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul

 

 

 

 

 

Radish

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Roselle Hibiscus/Jamaican Sorrel

 

 

 

Mar

Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spinach

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Spinach, Malabar

 

 

 

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

 

 

 

 

 

Squash, summer

 

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

 

 

 

Squash, winter

 

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

 

 

 

Aug

Sep

 

 

 

Strawberry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep

Oct

 

 

Swiss Chard

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

 

 

 

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Tomatoes

 

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

 

 

Jul

Aug

 

 

 

 

Turmeric

 

 

 

Mar

Apr

May

 

 

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Turnips

 

Jan

Feb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watermelon

 

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This zone 9b garden calendar color chart is based on when you should either start from seed/or if you have started your seeds inside, when it is safe to plant out. It is created based on the north Florida planting recommendation of the UFIFAS Extension as well as our own experience.

 

 

If you have had success growing a specific fruit or vegetable in a month that is not colored in, we would love to hear from your experience. You can either leave a comment or or send us an email. 

If you have any suggestions for fruit and veggies, which should be added to the Zone 9B Calendar, please leave us a comment as well, we especially want to add fruit, vegetables and herbs not commonly grown in our growing zone, so if you have had success with a specific species, please reach out, we are always looking for ways to extend our North East Florida growing schedule.

 

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