What to Plant in September for a Fall Harvest

Can you believe it is September already? Fall weather is getting closer (even though it doesn't feel like it)! I don't know about you but fall is my favorite time of year and I can't wait till we get our first cool front to start pushing out this crazy hot air. Fall gardening is the best. Less bugs and cooler weather here we come!


Below you will see a list of cooler weather plants and depending on our variable Texas weather they may need some babying (aka providing some shade) if it is still too hot. September is a month that you can still plant quick growing warm season plants like bush beans but also want to get a head start on your cooler season plants listed below. It definitely can feel like a juggling act and every year may be an experiment. That is why I love gardening, every year is a bit different.


How do you know if it is too late to plant a warm season crop from August's list? The best way to do this is look at the seed packet or plant label of the plant you would like to grow and see how many days it has till harvest. Next, count how many days it is to the end of November. Are there enough days before our possible first freeze? If yes, then go for it! There is nothing wrong with pushing the boundaries, we may be lucky and not have our first freeze until December and you can still be harvesting tomatoes, beans and squash if we have a warm weather trend.


If you are ready to get growing those cooler weather crops make note of the veggies with a * next to their name. You will want to plant these towards the end of the month in hopes of some cooler weather.


September's Plant List:


By Seed:

Asian Greens, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage*, Carrots, Cauliflower, Collards, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce*, Mustard, Onion, Peas, Radishes, Swiss Chard, Turnip


By Plant:

Artichoke, Asian Greens, Broccoli, Cabbage*, Cauliflower, Collards, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Mustard, Swiss Chard


Herbs:

Borage, Chamomile, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Fennel, Parsley


September is the best month to get a new garden! I only have a few spots left for installations this month. Take the first step to your new garden and book a consult today!


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