What to plant in September in the garden and allotment
Well September is more commonly known for harvest festivals and picking all the delicious items you have grown this year. You will also be picking a lot of your delicious fruit that has grown as it will be getting ripe now. The question though “What to plant in September?” Can you still plant things and grow things in September. The answer to that question is yes! We will be going through all the things you can plant for the garden and allotment in September right here.
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What Vegetables to Plant in September
Summer will probably seem a distant memory as we head into September. There will not be a lot of things we can plant this month but if you have a greenhouse and a polytunnel you will be able to expand your growing season for longer. We have found all the vegetables that can be planted in September. All the items below are linked to Amazon where you can order the seeds directly where you know it will be safe and secure. Find below all the seeds that can be planted in September.
- Galic – At the end of September you can plant all your garlic cloves. Planting now will get you to harvest for next year in June.
- Green Manure – This can be planted in all your empty beds, this will prevent weeds growing and it will also help put nutrients in the soil.
- Pak Choi – Sow these in the polytunnel this month for harvest through autumn. You will be picking baby leaves for your salads.
- Lettuce – You can sow winter varieties of lettuce straight in the ground this month. If you are worried about them you can even put a cloche over them.
- Onions:– If you have any Autumn Onion sets these can be planted in September.
- Radish – This month is the last month that you can plant them straight into the ground. This will probably be your last crop of the year.
- Salad Leave seeds – these can be sown straight into the ground this month.
- Spinach – This can be sown in the polytunnel or in greenhouses, planting it indoors will give you harvest through Autumn and Winter
- Spring Cabbage – These can be sown this month into small plant pots or in seed trays. Make sure they are kept warm in a greenhouse.
- Spring Onions – You can sow varieties that are winter hardy straight into the ground.
- Turnips – These can be sown this month straight in the ground.
We hope you have found these tips useful on what to plant in the vegetable garden for September useful. Come back next month to find out what to plant in October. Check out the next section on What to plant in the Fruit Garden in September
What to plant in the fruit garden in September
In September there is not many fruit plants you can plant in September.
- Strawberries:- These are the only fruit plants you can plant out this month. Plant these now and you can be expecting some delicious strawberries next year.
- Rhubarb:– Order some rhubarb crowns to plant out in October.
As you can see you can only plant out strawberry plants in September. Come back next month to see what fruit plants you can plant in October. Check out our next section for what flowers you can plant in September
What Flowers you can plant in September
You would think as the year is starting to end and the summer is fading away into a distant past that there would not be many flowers to plant in September and sow. Well, there actually is probably more than you thought. This month is probably a vital month to start getting ready for Spring. Check out all the flowers and spring bulbs you can plant in September below. You can click the names of the flowers and it will take you to Amazon where you can order the seeds, flowers or bulbs directly and secure.
- Aquilegia – These seeds can be sown in a greenhouse this year.
- Calendula – These seeds can be sown this month in a greenhouse or polytunnel ready for blooms next year.
- Cornflowers – These can add some amazing colour to the garden – why not directly sow some outdoors for great blooms next year.
- Crocus – These small petit bulbs can be planted this month they will look amazing in tubs and borders and add plenty of colour to your garden in spring when it can look quite bland.
- Daffodils – Plant these this month you can find some fantastic looking ones online to make those borders look beautiful in Spring
- Delphiniums -These can be sown outdoors now for amazing displays next summer.
- Geraniums – Why not try sowing hardy geraniums outdoors for fantastic blooms next year.
- Hyacinth Bulbs – Plant these in the garden this month for flowers that will add a beautiful scent in the garden and come back year on year.
- Hollyhocks – These can be sown in the greenhouse for blooms next year.
- Poached Egg Plant – This can fill a fantastic space in the garden or it is ideal for the rockery. Sow some seed outdoors for great results.
- Poppies – You can sow annual poppies or Californian poppies outdoors for fantastic blooms next year.
- Red Hot Pokers – Sow these this month in seed trays outdoors for amazing beautiful flowers next year.
- Salvias can be sown in pots, seed trays this month and left in the greenhouse ready for next year.
- Violas – Sow these in a greenhouse ready to plant in the garden in spring to add some extra colour.
We hope you found these tips useful on what flowers can be sown this month for fantastic displays next year in the garden. Come back next month to find out what flowers can be planted in October.
Every month we provide you with tips and advice on what to plant in the garden and allotment. Now you will know what to plant in September in the garden and allotment. Find out what jobs need doing in the garden for September here. Check out all other month by month planting guides here.