September is a busy time in the garden. You could be harvesting, planting, rotating crops, preserving or simply enjoying the garden. There is so much going on. Discover what to harvest, what to plant and what to do in the garden in September.
September Garden Tasks
September gardening tasks will vary based on where you live and your garden zone. Tasks will also vary in the size of your garden and what you are planting or harvesting.
The month of September in our home garden is super busy. We are harvesting and preserving food from the garden and enjoying the bounty of the season. We are also starting to plan the garden for next year and seed saving.
All the garden tasks for this month and throughout the year are based on our Pacific North West zone 7 urban homestead. Again they may vary slightly depending on mother nature.
September Garden Harvest
Things to harvest from the garden in September including tomatoes, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage and so much more.
- Brussel Sprouts
- Swiss Chard
- Salad Greens
September Herb Harvest
- Bay Leaf
- Lemon Verbena
September Fruit Harvest
What To Do In The Garden In September
September is a great time to clean up the garden, harvest what you can and preserve the bounty of the season. September is a time when gardeners have to adjust schedules to accommodate fall planting, end of summer harvesting and preserving.
Which means take it as it comes. Harvest what you can. Note that tomatoes can be frozen and preserved into sauce when you have more time. Start planning your fall garden full of salad greens, kale and other cool weather crops.
September Garden Chores
There will always be garden maintenance or garden chores to do no matter the month. September is no exception. Give or take the weather some tasks may require more time others not so much.
- Mulch garden beds or raised garden beds
- Planting seedlings
- Harvesting produce
- Rotating crops
- Cutting back dead plants or leaves
- Planning your fall or next years garden
What Is Good To Plant In September
Fall is a great time to garden with slightly cooler temperatures and less pest pressure on the garden. Great crops to be planting are beans, cauliflower, peas, carrots and kale.
What Vegetables To Plant In September
September in our area is busy and slightly cooler. You can be harvesting, preserving and planting. Right now is a great time to get your fall and winter brassicas and root crops in the ground depending on your last frost date.
What To Do In The Vegetable Garden In September
September is all about preparing, planning, planting and harvesting. It is a very busy time in the garden. You are harvesting ripe produce, preparing the soil for crop rotation, planning your fall and winter gardens and planting.
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