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Planter's Almanac: October Planting Guide

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Published:   |   Updated: May 17, 2013 at 01:08 AM

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Fertilize citrus if not done in September.

Plant hardy fall/winter vegetables.

Set strawberry plants.

Prepare Christmas cactus for bloom.

Plant winter ryegrass.

Divide herbaceous perennials and bulbs.

Fertilize flowering annuals.

Refrigerate certain bulbs.

Watch for twig girdlers.

Information provided by Sydney Park Brown, Hillsborough County Cooperative Extension Service


Outstanding flowering plants: Angel's trumpet, bougainvillea, cape honeysuckle, chrysanthemum, coral vine, goldenrain tree, hibiscus, pine cone lily, roses, silk floss tree, sasanqua camellia, thryallis

Annuals: Alyssum, calendula, dianthus, foxglove, geranium, marigold, pansy, petunia, snapdragon

Perennials: Blue salvia, chrysanthemum, day lily, false dragon head, gazania, gerbera, liatrus, Shasta daisy, verbena, yarrow

Fruits and vegetables: Beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, collards, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, onions, peas, radish, spinach, strawberries, turnips

Herbs and spices (from plants): Anise, borage, chervil, chives, coriander, fennel, garlic, rosemary, sage, thyme

Bulbs: African lily, amaryllis, Aztec lily, calla, clivia, gladiolus, iris, lilies, snowflake, watsonia, zephyr lily

Information provided by Hillsborough County Extension

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