September in your vegetable garden

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Can you feel a difference in the weather yet… you know, that autumn’s coming thing.  Lots of work to do in the September… in addition to major planting.  All the heat and rain and humidity has made it unpleasant to work outside.  The consequences are weeds and disease and bugs and soil in dire need of amendment, maybe even some waterlogged areas.  All things that have to be dealt with before you can get those September seeds and plants in the ground.

And then there’s hurricanes. Please CLICK HERE or on “Hurricanes” in the menu bar up there in the right corner and find out what to do to prepare your garden for one and what to do afterward

Here’s the vegetable planting list for September’s garden:

Warm Weather Plants

(THIS IS THE LAST MONTH FOR PLANTING THESE — BEST TO GET THEM IN THE GROUND AS EARLY IN THE MONTH AS POSSIBLE… LIKE NOW)

  • Beans – pole, bush, lima
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Southern peas
  • Peppers
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatoes

Cool Weather Plants

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Collards
  • Endive/Escrole
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Onion – bulb, multiplier, bunching
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Turnips

One thought on “September in your vegetable garden”

  1. Well, September has brought its share of hurricane threats (as well as a potential new storm). I’m trying a garden for the first time in a few years, which has mostly consisted of container herbs and some seedlings (tomato, pepper and eggplant) still under grow lights. Hoping to get some container bush beans planted this weekend, but perhaps they’ll rest in the screened-in patio due to the expected rainstorms. I hope to make room under the lights for some salad greens while it’s still too hot to grow lettuce outside!

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