September is here, and there’s plenty to be done while you’re outside enjoying the last of the year’s warmth. Harvesting crops will keep you busy this month. And there’s plenty of work to do tidying and maintaining plants
September is generally a cooler, gustier month than August and the days are noticeably shorter. If you have a fruit or vegetable patch, you’ll be busy reaping the rewards of harvest. It’s also time to get out and start planting spring-flowering bulbs for next year and you can collect seeds for next summer’s color too.
Main jobs in the garden/Vegetable plot this month are:
- Plant out strawberry beds.
- Pick autumn raspberries
- Dig up remaining potatoes
- Plan and buy spring flowering plants ( snowdrops & mini daffodils will flower early spring to bring an early color to your garden)
- Start the autumn clean-up. Remove any old crops that have finished and clear away weeds to leave your plot clean and tidy for the winter.
- Pot up some mint and parsley for the kitchen windowsill, for fresh herbs through the winter.
- Keep mowing the lawn
- Store rain water for plants and veg.