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Hot- and Cool-Weather Crops for Florida

We have two main growing seasons here in Clearwater. The summer is good for those heat loving plants and the winter is ideal for the cool weather crops. It’s important to know which plants grow best in which season.

Hot-Weather Crops

Eggplant Greenbeans Okra

There are many plants that love the hot weather and grow very well. 

  • Cuzi squash
  • Eggplant
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Green beans
  • Hyacinth bean
  • Long skinny pole beans
  • Edible hibiscus, true
  • Edible hibiscus, false
  • Edible hibiscus, kenaf
  • Melokia
  • African spinach
  • Moringa
  • Herbs (basil, lavender, oregano, rosemary, mint)
  • Tree spinach (Chaya)
  • Malabar spinach
  • Okinowan spinach
  • New Zealand spinach
  • Okra


Cool-Weather Crops

Broccoli beets brussels sprouts
Broccoli Beets Brussels Sprouts
Cool-weather crops include:
  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Lettuces
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Peas
  • Swiss Chard
  • Spinach
  • many herbs such as fennel, lemon balm, mints and many more.


In-Between Crops

The in-between months are when you plant certain plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and peppers. This is the time when you plant seeds so as to have starter plants for the other two seasons, as well as continue to harvest crops from the other two.

Crops suited for Florida Fall and Winter

Greenbeans, Hot-weather crop for Florida

Crops suited for Florida Summer

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