Fruit and Vegetable Gardening Guide

This how-to guide gives you the basics on starting your vegetable garden, whether you have backyard space to spare or a small spot ready for containers.

When Should I Plant?

Use our planning guide to find the right time to plant your favorite fruits and vegetables for optimal results.

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Perennial Crops
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Perennial Crops

Vegetables & Fruits: All fruits, except strawberries, which are usually replanted every few years

Herbs: Chives, mint, oregano, rosemary, thyme

Exceptions: In areas such as South Florida, where summers are steamy, even heat-loving plants can become stressed or diseased. Many warm-season crops are grown along with cool-season crops during the frost-free winter days or during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall.


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