September – Fruity Flavours!

September is generally a cooler, gustier month than August and the days are noticeably shorter. While there’s not as much to do in the garden at this time of the year, 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 colour too. Make the most of the remaining warmth while you can!


September Jobs to Do:

  • Pick autumn raspberries and blackberries
  • Collect up and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
  • Dig up remaining potatoes before the slug gets there first
  • Net ponds before leaves begin to fall
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs
  • Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting
  • Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autumn
  • Start to reduce the frequency of house plant watering
  • Keep up with watering of new plants, using rain or grey water if possible
  • Divide herbaceous perennials

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