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Planter's Almanac: October Planting Guide

WHAT TO DO 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 WHAT TO PLANT 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