Central Florida Gardening - September Chores

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Central Florida Gardening - September Chores

Two more days until autumn starts officially and even though there is not much evidence of autumn to be seen in Central Florida, there is some pruning and seeding to be done:

To encourage flower production for the next season, prune your bougainvilleas to remove excess growth and don't feed them again until late spring.

If you are raising poinsettias (the can be grown outdoors in Central Florida), now is the time for a last pruning as the flower buds begin to form in mid-October. Pruning encourages branching so you don't end up with spindly plant. Feed your poinsettia with a good dose of general purpose fertilizer and a dose of potash towards the end of October.

Vegetables to start in September:
beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabage, carrots, cauliflower, collards, cukes, eggplants, lettuce, onion sets, peas, peppers, spinach and swiss chard.

Herbs to start in September:
anise, basil, vorage, chevril, majoram, parsley, sesame and thyme

Flowers: Asters, baby's breath, Calendulas, Carnations, Lupines, Marigolds, Verbenas

If you are puzzled by the idea to start veggies, herbs and flowers as the main growing season is nearing its end, Central Florida's climate provides for all year round growing of veggies, fruit, flowers and herbs.

I started my pole beans yesterday, carrots and beets are next.

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Rainmaker
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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - CIPS, SRES

Thanks for the reminder - I need to do a few things to my yard, and just need to get started.  Sebring is beautiful - I was there for the Mardi Gras of Motorsports a few years ago and had a fabulous time!

Sep 20, 2010 07:59 AM #1
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Julius Schoenherr
J. Schoenherr Const. Co., Inc. - Daytona Beach, FL
Building Contractor - Daytona Beach Area

Thanks for some helpful tips.  Looking forward to the change in temperature.

Sep 20, 2010 09:12 AM #2
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ERA Advantage Realty - Sebring, FL
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Carol & Julius, I took my own advice and planted a slew of veggies yesterday: beets, carrots, peas, peppers, yellow squash and onion. All in containers.

Carol, I have to admit, I've never been to the 24 hours of Sebring. Maybe next year.............

Sep 22, 2010 05:57 AM #3
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