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Even though temperatures are still warm, begin planting for the cooler months ahead. Digitalis (foxglove), petunias, and Shasta Daisy are good bedding plants for the fall garden. Agapanthus, Zephyranthes, and many varieties of lilies are bulbs to plant now for blooms next spring or summer. A wide range of herbs can be planted from seeds or plants this month. Some to try are dill, fennel, oregano and sage. Vegetable crops that will grow and produce throughout the winter months includes beets, Brussels sprouts, carrots and onions.

Click here to view/download the October Gardening Calendar for Central Florida.

The UF/IFAS Extension Service Gardening Calendar web page gives Florida gardeners a monthly guide for what to plant and do in their gardens. It includes links to useful gardening websites, all based on University of Florida research and expertise.