what to do in your Florida garden: September 2021
Right now is the perfect time to start your fall garden!! We have a huge selection of vegetable seeds located in the seed shed in the vegetable and herbs section of the garden center!
When you prepare your vegetable and flower beds, be sure to add a generous amount of organic matter into your sandy soils. Peat moss, manure, mushroom compost, and compost are all great soil amendments.
Monitor your lawn for signs of insect and fungus damage, which could be made more persistent by the recent rains. Bring in samples if you’re not sure how to treat for damage.
It’s a terrific time to plant citrus trees. Be sure to give your trees plenty of room to grow; mature citrus can reach 30 feet tall and wide! If you plan properly you can enjoy fresh fruit from October through March, with early-, mid-, and late-season varieties.
Prune back citrus limbs that have grown out of control. Be sure to remove any dead wood from trees.
Remove seed pods from your crape myrtles to enjoy one more bloom cycle this month.
Flowers to plant now include:
Annuals and perennials to plant this month include begonias, blue daze, bush daisy, buttercup, coleus, cosmos, gaillardia, guara, lysimachia, melampodium, pentas, plectranthus, salvia, sweet potato, and zinnia.
Vegetable and herbs to plant now include:
Vegetables and herbs to plant in your September Florida garden include basil, beans, collards, coriander, corn, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, kale, marjoram, mint, mustard, onions, peas, peppers, radishes, rosemary, sage, squash, thyme, and tomatoes.