Winter Growing Season

WINTER

Grow your winter garden in the Sunshine State from September through March.

 Florida’s Winter Growing Season runs between the slow cooling-off of the Fall through the end of Winter. This season is best suited for growing leafy veggies & herbs. Seeds can be started between Late Summer and into the Fall (September to Early December). 

Winter tends to be a dry season in Florida, rainfall is not as common as the Summer Season. Make sure to keep leafy Veggies well-watered and partial to full sun are acceptable during the Winter Season. The cooler it becomes, the more acceptable sun exposure is for the garden. 

As the weather cools, the bugs and pests become less active. Think of temperature as a dial, the warmer it is, the more active bugs (leaf mites, aphids, etc) become.

How long does Florida’s Winter Growing Season last?

On Average: The Winter growing season typically lasts September through March.

More Specifically: North Florida is normally September through March. Central Florida runs Mid-September through March. South Florida typically begins in late October and can run as late as February.

GROW THE FOLLOWING HERBS AND

VEGGIES THROUGHOUT THE FLORIDA WINTER

Arugala

Basil

Carrots

Cilantro

Collards

Dill

Dinosaur Kale

Mustard Greens

Purple Kohlrabi

Romaine Lettuce

Sage