Happy November! This is the time of year when the weather finally starts to get cooler here in Florida and I’m looking forward to how well everything will grow during this time. Keep on reading to learn what to plant in November in Central Florida – Zone 9b.
Florida Vegetables You Can Grow In November
Here’s the lineup for November in Central Florida (Zone 9b):
Cool Season: Beets, Broccoli,
The biggest difference this month compared to last is that it’s no longer recommended to start bulbing onions, and it’s now cool enough for potatoes and peas.
Gardening Recommendations and Tips For November
To help you with your garden this month, I’ve collected a list of the top articles on this site that could be beneficial for you. Feel free to check out any topics you’d like to read more about.
While November is a great time to plant in Florida, it’s also a good time to get a frost blanket if you don’t have one already. Check out the post Protect Your Plants from the Cold to learn more about keeping your plants warm. There are maybe a dozen times during the season where I pull mine out to cover my plants, typically during December through March. One time I forgot to cover my avocado tree… I don’t have that avocado tree anymore. Learn from Candice – use the cover :D.
If you’re just starting to plan your garden this month then I recommend checking out Using a Garden Planner. I use a garden planner every season and it has helped me a ton with keeping track of what works and what doesn’t and planning for the future. If you’re still designing your garden layout this month I also recommend checking out Companion Planting and Crop Rotation. These help to give your garden an organic advantage to preventing your soil from being depleted and decreasing the number of pests in your garden.
If you don’t already have a reliable seed source, I recommend Botanical Interests. The majority of the seeds I buy come from here. I find the company to be extremely reliable, and provide a wide variety of organic and heirloom seeds.
My favorite to start this month is sugar snap peas. I like to pick them right off the vine and pop them in my mouth. They usually never make it out of the garden.
What to Plant in November in Central Florida Vegetable Guide
Without further ado, below is a chart you can print out for your Central Florida November Planting guide! I hope this makes your planning a little bit easier. 🙂Planting dates here are based on the University of Florida IFAS Extension.
And if you’re not sure what zone you’re in, you can check out the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. If you go to their website you can type in your zip code for confirmation of your location. The picture below is from their site:
Because I have raised garden beds, I do my planting based on square feet. Square foot planting is included in the chart. For example – if you’re growing beets you can plant 4 per square foot. For carrots, you can plant 16 per square foot.
Days to harvest depend on the quality of your soil, so keep that in mind when waiting for your vegetables to ripen – they can take longer than the time stated above. Days to harvest are also based on when your seed germinates, and not when you plant your seed.
I hope this November Vegetable Planting Guide for Central Florida helps you with your garden!
Interested in getting a head start for next month? Check out the December Planting Guide.
Hi there, Great tips by the way and thank you.
I did have a question though. I’m hoping you can answer it for
me since you seem to be pretty knowledgeable about gardening.
How does Preen (Trifluralin) stop new weeds from growing without killing grown plants?
I’m trying to get rid of weeds without hurting my vegetables.
If you had some insight I would greatly appreciate it.
I hadn’t heard of Preen before, but I’ll definitely look into it. I would recommend a ground cover likes untreated wood chips, or any sort of hay or straw. Companion planting can also help with eliminating space where weeds can pop up. I also try to weed my garden weekly, so that nothing is too tough to pull out.