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

Gulf Coast Gardening Region Map 

 



If you're a Gulf Coast gardener, you're in the right place. If you're from somewhere else, click to find garden planning information for your area.

 

 

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 Vegetable Planting Chart, Gulf Coast  

 

 VEGETABLES 

Sow Indoors   

Sow Outdoors  

Transplant 

Frost-free areas only 

Arugula 

  

XXX 

    
 Asian greens    XXX     

Asparagus 

     

XXX 

 
 Beans    XXX    XXX 

Beet 

  

XXX 

    

Broccoli  

 

  

XXX  

 

Cabbage  

 

  

XXX 

 

Carrot 

  

XXX 

    

Celery  

 

  

XXX  

 

Chard 

 

 XXX   XXX   
Cucumber    XXX  XXX  XXX 
Eggplant 

XXX 

      XXX 
Endive 

 

XXX 

XXX 

 
Fennel, bulb 

XXX 

    XXX   

Kale 

 

  

XXX 

 

Kohlrabi 

 

XXX 

XXX 

XXX 

Leek  

 

  

XXX 

 

Lettuce 

 

XXX 

XXX 

 
Mustard     XXX     

Onions, bulb  

 

  

XXX  

 

Peas (snow, shell, snap) 

 

XXX 

    

Peppers 

XXX 

      XXX 

Potatoes 

  

XXX 

    

Radishes 

  

XXX 

    

Radicchio 

 

 

XXX 

 

Scallion (green onion)  

 

  

XXX 

 

Sorrel 

  

XXX 

    

Spinach 

  

XXX 

 

 
Tomato 

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 

 

  

 Regional Resources for                            Gulf Coast Gardeners 

 

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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