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Q:  I planted tomatoes and beans a few weeks ago and they are not doing well.  What is wrong?

A:  Since this is July in Florida, it is a little late or too early – depending on how you look at it for the plants to produce fruit.  Tomatoes and beans should have been planted between February and April in the spring or you can wait until next month (August) to plant a fall crop.  Plus it is too hot for tomatoes or beans to produce efficiently.  Insects and disease are at their peak performance now and vegetable plants are normally on the decline.

I am including a publication on growing vegetables in Florida from the University of Florida/IFAS.  This publication contains a chart on when to plant vegetables here in Northeast Florida, how to prepare the ground, when to water, how to fertilize and much more information. Feel free to contract me if you need more information.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021