September: Veggies

Plant cool-weather veggies now to extend your garden's yield.

Fall vegetables make great replacements for tired summer plantings. Set out seedlings of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussel sprouts early in September to allow the plants to mature before hard freezes. Fall vegetables benefit from the increasingly milder temperatures of September and October. They are also less-bothered by pests in the fall. Feed when planting, then one month later, as these plants are heavy feeders.
Sew radish, lettuce, pea, and spinach seeds now. They will germinate quickly in the still-warm soil and will produce easily before a hard freeze. All of the veggies mentioned here will survive a frost and will only succumb when a hard freeze hits, which is usually not until November.

Watering Information

Water deeply when setting out new plants, then two to three times per week, depending on the heat and rain.