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Tropics & Monsanto

By: Skyepony, 5:13 AM GMT on February 03, 2011


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When to plant what & how in Florida, South Carolina.

February brings North FL the 1st chance to plant a taste of summer. For SFL it's the last month to plant near most the remaining winter plants. Statewide, lazy gardeners may want to hold off on planting summer veggies suitable to their zones til more the end of the month. Some cold weather is expected, that would kill little corn unless it was well mulched in something like leaves raked from the lawn or in something that could be brought in. * means last month to plant.

North FL Plant cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes- beets, Broccoli*, cabbage, Carrots, cauliflower*, celery, kale*, Kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, Mustard, bunching onions, parsley, snow peas, potatoes, radish & turnips.

Central FL Get out the summer seeds!!!..Plant~ All beans, cantaloupes, corn, cucumber, eggplant, peppers, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, all squash, tomatoes, watermelon, beets*, carrots, celery*, collards, leek, mustard, parsley, snow peas, potatoes*, radish & turnips*.

South FL Plant ALL beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, southern Peas, peppers, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, All squash, tomatoes, watermelon, beets*, carrots*, collards*, Kohlrabi*, bunching onions, Sweet peas*, radish, turnips*.

From the moon calender of the Farmer's Almanac

February 2011
25th-27th Neither Plant Nor Sow On These Barren Days.
28th Any Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Do Well.
Local Weather~
Warm & dry with foggy nights & mornings.

NHC Tropical Disscusion

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Local Forecast Graphics.

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ECFL TDWR High Definition Radar

Local Hazards
Wind & Sea....Rip Current....Flood.......Lightning.....Severe Hail...Severe Winds....Tornados........cold............Fire

These will update automatically with conditions.
Credit~NWS More East Central FL Graphical Hazard maps & these full size are available there.
Local NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook

Watching for rain & minimum temps..
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Satellite views from around the world, pick your view GOES EAST WEST 10 & 13, MET-IOCD, MET-PRIME, MTSAT, FY2C or KALPANA, ..(this links to a nice shot of Europe you can choose from there).

Models/ what not~
Local Meso Model (well it covers most the state)~ lots of informative blue bars, each a different model, above it to click on too. Forecasts weather for the nexr 24 hrs.
FSU Model page
Comparing different models shear, steering & percipitation loops.
Current weather extremes

NHC Aircraft Reconnaissance
Tropical Atlantic

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