Florida Gardening - September

  • One of Florida's wetter months, your plants may not be showing flowers but are showing lush growth. Look below your plants for accelerated weed growth. You may need to re-mulch once the rains have stopped.
  • As you transition your containers from summer plants to fall, be certain to add grasses to the mix as they add not only texture, but movement as the wings sway their blades... and they require minimal care.
  • It's time to start your winter seedlings! Consider trying: Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Escarole, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion Sets, Peas, Peppers, Radishes, Romaine, Rutabagas, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes and Turnips. And for herbs, try: Anise, Basil, Marjoram, Parsley, Sesame and Thyme.
  • Enjoy the fruits of your labors: South Florida should be seeing mangos, avocados and guavas ripening! Basil, Marjoram, Parsley, Sesame and Thyme.
  • If you have formal hedges, now is the time for their final shaping for the year.
  • Prune bougainvillea’s.
  • Are your herbs declining? Trim and dry now for use during the holidays.