September Gardening Tips and To-Do List by Planting Zone and Region

Fall is upon us, and you may be wondering what you should be doing in your garden this month. Well, we’ve got you covered.

I am going to share with you what your garden requires based on your planting zone and region. This way, you can cross-reference to see if there are any additional tips for getting your home ready for fall.

Fall is a busy time of year no matter where you live. Be sure to stay informed to give your lawn and garden the best chance of producing a fall garden, surviving the winter, and producing in the spring.

Get to work planting
September is the month to plant more vegetables in your garden. The vegetables you should plant are:

Green peas

Harvest Time
Although September is a month to plant, it is also a month to harvest. You must harvest your winter squash and pumpkins.

Wait until the skins have hardened to the point where they are not easily damaged. If the skins are not hard enough before storage, a rot problem could develop.

Protect your crop
The grapes will arrive during September. It’s time to protect them because birds and insects will also want your harvest.

Be sure to cover the grapes with netting or paper bags to make it more difficult for birds and other pests to get near the fruit.

The last call for okra
If you enjoy growing fresh okra, this is the last month to get it in the ground. Okra production takes some time. Therefore, she is either to plant it now or wait until next year.

It’s time to grow other vegetables too
During September, you should plant these vegetables in your garden:

You should have started indoors and be ready to transplant as of this month.

Get your Poinsettias ready for the holidays
Poinsettias are one of the most popular flowers during the holidays. If you want to be ready, give her a proper pruning this month.

Give the soil some care
Healthy soil is vital to growing an abundant garden. Add compost and other nutrients to your garden soil this month to give it time to decompose before the next growing season.

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