Planting Seasons

Here in Crestview, we can grow vegetables year-round.  Crops are classified as "Cool Weather Crops", generally planted once the oppressive heat of summer is waning and autumn approaches or in the spring. "Warm Weather Crops", are those that thrive with warmer soil temperatures and in longer days .  Even warm season crops fail, though in the withering heat of summer. Time to relax indoors or at the beach!

 

 

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Cool Weather Crops

  

These are started in August and planted throught the winter and early spring through March.  CLICK each button to learn about how to plant and care for each crop.

Warm Weather Crops

Start planting these WARM WEATHER CROPS March through August.  CLICK the buttons to learn more.

sweet corn
sweet corn
snap beans
snap beans
eggplant
eggplant
winter squash
winter squash
black eyed peas
black eyed peas
summer squash
summer squash
lima beans
lima beans
peppers
peppers
Watermelon
Watermelon
tomato
tomato
cucumber
cucumber
Pumpkin
Pumpkin
cantaloupe
cantaloupe
okra
okra

NOTE:  The information on each vegetable crop was compiled from these major sources:

 

James M. Stephens' book,: "Vegetable Gardening in Florida".  Univ. of Florida Press, 1999.

Robert Bowden's book: "Guide to Florida Fruit adnd Vegetable Gardening".  Cool Springs Press, 2009.

Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide (SP103) and other ifas publications. ifas website.

Stephen Albert's book:"The Kitchen Garden Grower's Guide".ISBN:1-4196-5579-5, 2008.