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

By Staff
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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.

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