What to Plant Now: December in the Gulf Coast Gardening Region

Gulf Coast Gardening Region Map 

 


 
If you live in the Gulf Coast gardening region, you're in the right place. If you live somewhere else, click to find garden planning information for your area.

 

 

 

 

 

   

December Vegetable Planting Chart, Gulf Coast Gardening Region

 

 VEGETABLES 

Sow Indoors   

Sow Outdoors  

Transplant 

Frost-free areas only  Northern areas only

Arugula 

  

XXX 

      
 Asian greens    XXX      

Asparagus 

     

XXX 

  XXX
 Beans    XXX    XXX   

Beet 

  

XXX 

      

Broccoli  

 

  

XXX  

   

Cabbage  

 

  

XXX 

   

Carrot 

  

XXX 

      

Celery  

 

  

XXX  

XXX  

Chard 

 

 XXX   XXX     

Corn, sweet 

  XXX   XXX  
Cucumber    XXX  XXX  XXX  
Eggplant 

XXX 

      XXX  
Endive 

 

XXX 

XXX 

XXX  
Fennel, bulb 

 

    XXX     

Kale 

 

  

XXX 

   

Kohlrabi 

 

XXX 

XXX 

XXX  

Leek  

 

  

XXX 

   

Lettuce 

 

XXX 

XXX 

  XXX
 Mustard     XXX    XXX  

Onions, bulb  

 

  

XXX  

  XXX

Peas (snow, shell, snap) 

 

XXX 

   XXX  

Peppers 

XXX 

      XXX   

Potatoes 

  

XXX 

   XXX XXX

Radicchio 

 

 

XXX 

   

Scallion (green onion)  

 

  

XXX 

   

Spinach 

  

XXX 

 

   
Tomato 

XXX 

  XXX    XXX   

Turnip 

  

XXX 

      

 

 The Mother Earth News online archives include three decades of homestead and gardening reports from the Gulf Coast gardening region, including these neat stories:  

 Best Tomatoes for the Gulf Coast, January 2010 

Urban Homesteading in Florida, March 1985 

Oranges & Warm Feet, September 1974 

Catering to Stink Bugs, by Gwen Roland, October 2008 (online) 

Life on the Water, October 2005 

Watermelons for the World, June 2008 

 

  

Stay on Schedule   

Vegetable planting times can change fast in a Gulf Coast garden, so make sure you're in the right month. Click on the current month below to learn more about what to plant now, anytime.   

 

 January
February
March 
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Regional Resources for Organic Vegetable Gardeners on the Gulf Coast   

 

Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide, University of Florida 

Georgia Vegetable Gardening Calendar, University of Georgia 

Alabama Vegetable Planting Chart, Auburn University 

Louisiana Vegetable Planting Guide, Louisiana State University 

Texas Vegetable Gardening Guide, Texas A & M University 

Vegetable Gardening in Mississippi, Mississippi State University  

 Florida Organic Growers  

 Organic Gardening in Florida, University of Florida  

 Beneficial Insects, Texas A&M University  

  Louisiana Organics (ATTRA)  

   

 

  





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