second crop? - Knowledgebase Question

Lakeland, Fl
Question by ritasdick
July 20, 2010
Hi
I live in central FL. And all my garden has died or is dieing from the heat. Had some good luck and bad luck with it. This was my frist year. Ive been told Fl has two growing seasons. If that is true when does the second one begin? I like tomatoes and cukes.


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Answer from NGA
July 20, 2010

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It's true - there are two growing seasons in Florida, both of which avoid the hottest summer months. Planting in March-April and in September-October are the recommended times. Here's a publication from Florida State that lists the best veggies and the best planting dates. You can download a copy for future reference:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021
Hope you find it helpful!

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