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

Not sure what to plant when, muchless what to plant now? The vegetable planting chart below will get you started growing a better organic garden. Gulf Coast Gardening Region Map 

 

Don't live in the Gulf Coast Gardening Region? Click on to find garden planning information for your area.

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetable Planting Chart for February, Gulf Coast Gardening Region 

 VEGETABLES 

Sow Indoors   

Sow Outdoors  

Transplant 

Frost-free areas only  Northern areas only

Arugula 

  

XXX 

      

Asparagus 

     

XXX 

   
 Beans    XXX    XXX   

Beet 

  

XXX 

      

Broccoli  

 

  

XXX  

  XXX

Cabbage  

 

  

XXX 

  XXX

Carrot 

  

XXX 

      

Celery  

 

  

XXX  

   

Chard 

 

 XXX   XXX     

Corn, sweet 

  XXX   XXX  
Cucumber    XXX  XXX     
Eggplant 

XXX 

         
Endive 

 

XXX 

XXX 

  XXX
Fennel, bulb 

 

    XXX     

Kale 

 

  

XXX 

  XXX

Kohlrabi 

 

XXX 

XXX 

   

Leek  

 

  

XXX 

   

Lettuce 

 

XXX 

XXX 

  XXX

Melons 

      XXX  
 Mustard     XXX       

Onions, bulb  

 

  

XXX  

   

Peas (snow, shell, snap) 

 

XXX 

      

Peppers 

XXX 

  XXX    XXX   

Potatoes 

  

XXX 

     XXX

Radishes 

  

XXX 

      

Radicchio 

 

 

XXX 

   

Scallion (green onion)  

 

  

XXX 

   

Sorrel 

  

XXX 

      

Spinach 

  

XXX 

 

   
Tomato 

XXX 

  XXX    XXX   

Turnip 

  

XXX 

      
Watermelon    XXX   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 

 

 

 

Regional Resources for Organic Vegetable Gardeners on the Gulf Coast   

Small Farms Alternative Agriculture, University of Florida 

Florida Organic Growers 

Organic Gardening in Florida, University of Florida 

Beneficial Insects, Texas A&M University 

Organic Vegetable Gardening, PDF from LSU 

Louisiana Organics (ATTRA) 

Vegetable Gardening in Mississippi, Mississippi State University 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

  





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