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Product Details

  • Series: Month By Month Gardening
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press; Revised edition (February 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591862353
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591862352
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tom MacCubbin (Apopka, FL), writer of the Plant Doctor column for the Orlando Sentinel, has been helping gardeners throughout Florida for over 40 years. He is the television co-host of Central Florida Gardening, gardening consultant for Central Florida News 13, and 25-year co-host of the Better Lawns and Gardens radio broadcast across 24 Florida stations with his wife, Joani. With Cool Springs Press, MacCubbin is the author of Month-by-Month Gardening in Florida (2006), Florida Month-by-Month Gardening (due to publish in 2014), and Florida Fruit and Vegetable Gardening and is co-author of Florida Gardener's Handbook (2012) and Florida Getting Started Garden Guide (2013). He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in horticulture and is currently an extension agent emeritus with a full professor equivalent at the University of Florida."Better Lawns & Gardens": http://www.betterlawns.com/newhome.aspOrlando Sentinel: http://bit.ly/1a8NsHT


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You will learn what crops are best for what seasons.
Mr. Allnut
The way it's laid out makes it very easy to access the information you're looking for.
Elle
I recommend this book to beginning and seasoned gardners.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Allnut on August 5, 2009
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After 27 years in Florida coming from the Midwest, a book that tells you WHAT, "WHEN" and even how to plant.

The book is organized by types of gardens plants. For example, vegetables and herbs are one a section, citrus is a section, etc. Then each section is organized by month. As I write this review it is August. I turned to the month of August under vegetables and herbs. I found out I should be getting my tomatoes in NOW. I would of waited without this book and been late, as usual.

Finding a Florida book that will tell you when plants, especially vegetables, have to be in for season is impossible. This book does it simply, easily and fairly completely.

Let's face it, this is Florida, you can pretty much get away with sticking a tree or a bush in the ground anytime of the year, but if your tomatoes are too late, or too early, they are burned to a crisp, lettuce bolts and cucumbers shrivel. Planting okra in October? Forget it. You will learn what crops are best for what seasons.

All I can say is FINALLY!! THANK YOU MR. MacCubbin....
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jean West on August 25, 2007
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I have to disagree with one of the reviewers. The book IS organized by month. Each chapter is dedicated to a particular type of plant and then organized by month. For example, chapter 1 is Annuals with instructions on when to plant and what care to give by month. I found the book to be well organized with lots of good gardening tips and problem solving info.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By KyHillbilly on December 14, 2008
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We've lived in Fl for ten years and what/when to plant has been a mystery to me. Mr. MacCubbin's book has answered every question I have come up with so far. Thank you Tom!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By kcm on October 21, 2011
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Still not great for South Florida. This book covers all three regions in Florida--North, Central, and South, but is best suited for someone living in or near Tampa, Gainesville, Orlando, or Daytona.

The book is arranged by type of plant (annual, perennial, vegetable and herb, etc.), and provides month by month instructions for each broad type along with growing charts--however, if you are in South Florida, be sure to double check everything stated in the main text on the growing charts provided, because the author's main text seems to be based on advice for Central Florida.

I purchased this and "Vegetable Gardening in South Florida". Of the two, this one is the much better buy, even though the other is (ostensibly) specifically on my region (South Florida). Growing vegetables in South Florida is very different from growing vegetables anywhere else in the US--our growing season starts when everyone else's ends and ends when everyone else's starts, so finding information on "when to plant what" here is very hard.

This book has certainly been helpful (now I know why my nasturiums failed two years in a row--I planted them in September, but in south Florida you can't start them until November, or better yet December), but I can't give it more stars because it just doesn't have enough information on the unique problems of vegetable gardening in South Florida. I still have to spend hours searching for answers online every season.

There just really isn't much out there for South Florida, so this is better than nothing, and the planting charts are very helpful (they are all I use this book for tbh, which is another reason I only gave it 3 stars--I only use about 2% of the book).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Elle on December 10, 2010
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I'm usually a big fan of my local library, but after checking out this book I had to have it for my own. It's my go-to guide for planning my garden and improving my (very sad) landscaping. The way it's laid out makes it very easy to access the information you're looking for. Living in north Florida, a lot of Floridian gardening books are geared for the tropical temperatures of the southern part of the state, but other gardening books were meant for colder climates than I'm in. This book helped me get around that awkwardness by breaking out (where necesary) south, central, and north Florida planting times.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By vin on October 3, 2010
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I am a Florida gardening novice so this "guide" gives me a good idea of what I can & should do, timewise. It's very systematic & methodical with its plant grouping & timetable. Even garden pests are mentioned. I like it & have started some of the activity recommended for the month of Sept. I would have no qualms recommending this book to Florida newcomers and gardening novices.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Eric W. Rittenhouse on April 14, 2010
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My wife and I decided we would join our local community garden to grow our own food, or at least supplement trips to the grocery store. We wanted to quickly learn what to plant and when. This book was very helpful. She read the entire thing cover to cover. I focused on the sections of what I should plant my month.

When we started our garden project, I thought we were too late. The book gave very clear instruction based on our location (West/Central Florida) and month (as it promises). We've had excellent results.

One item not covered in the book - If your intention is to grow food to reduce the cost of your monthly/weekly food bill, I'm skeptical of maintaining a garden to save money. Compiling the cost in time, renting a tiller and buying tools and fertilizer I'm pretty sure these vegetables will be the most expensive we eat this year.

From a more positive outlook, now that we own equipment, the costs should go down slightly next year and we've met very nice people. I will probably enjoy growing those relationships as much as the food. I also enjoy the quality time I have spent wife her and the kids, so overall, I'm happy to be a (micro) farmer!
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