September Gardening Tips

Things to do:vegetables

  • Build compost piles as you are cleaning up summer growing beds.
  • Snow fava bean seeds as a compost crop into harvested beds (continue through October).
  • Transplant native perennials
  • Refrigerate tulip bulbs for six to eight weeks in a well-ventilated paper bag. (keep apart from apples).
  • Early in the month, when many growing areas are empty, do soil testing to plan for spring gardens.

Plant Directly: (planning note: while they can be planted in February. Artichokes asparagus, rhubarb and strawberry sets will produce a bigger first-year crop it planted in early September) artichokes, asparagus, rubarb, strawberry sets (plant from roots or sets) wheat, oats triticale, barley, cereal rye and fava beans Sept. 21 – Oct.15.

Start in flats Mid-Month: wheat, oats, triticale, barley, cereal rye and fava beans

Transplant: swiss chard, mustard, radicchio, spinach