Now we are in September the days are getting noticeably shorter and the temperature is dropping (not that it has particularly been a summer to remember!).
Although the garden might not look at its best now, it is a time of great harvests, where both summer and autumn crops overlap.
September is the best time of year for salad in our opinion as you have all the nice summer leaves, but also the winter leaves are just coming on which makes for a very diverse mix of colours and flavours.
For a full list of seeds to sow in September click the button below.
|SEEDS TO SOW IN SEPTEMBER|
Some garden jobs for September
- Collect seeds from flowers such as calendula and cosmos
- Stop watering your tomatoes and cut off their tops so they can put energy into ripening whatever fruits they still have
- Clear out beds and prepare for winter crops
- Turn your compost heaps
- Some winter squashes might be ready for harvest - look out of the colour change. Once harvested be sure to 'cure' them somewhere warm and dry for at least two weeks to maximise storage potential
- Preserve veg gluts by fermenting and pickling
All the best
Fred and Ronja
P.S. make sure you take the time to celebrate your successes in the garden this year ;)