The cooler temperatures and dry air that come along with the month of November help to lessen the insect populations. Insects will always be present here in Florida, but fleas, chinch bugs, and mosquitoes will be less noticeable. Aphids, beetles, cutworms, and leaf miners will still be around and can be harmful to your plants if you’re not careful.

Also, do not forget to water your plants. Even though it is not as hot and your plants' water demands are not as great, sensible watering must still be done to ensure the health of your plants.

Here are some ideas for your fall garden:

Flowers: Allysum, Dianthus, Geraniums, Impatiens, Mums, Petunias, and Zinnia

Herbs & Vegetables