The University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, released a helpful document to help you determine what you can plant in every month of the year.*This document’s purpose was to prove that it’s never too late to plant something in your yard.

What you plant and how you take care of it may vary from the standard protocol of the summer plants, but you don’t have to put your gardening tools just because August is almost over. Clean them off, keeping them out, and get ready for a new season of growing.

What to Plant

So what can you plant throughout the month of September that you can see real results with?fresh vegetable

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Collards
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Mustard
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Turnips

Does that surprise you? If you groom your garden and take care of the plants, September can be a great time to get your garden growing.

Grooming Recommendations

Redo your mulch to help control the weeds. If you’re worried about the millipede menace though, make sure you take other precautions to keep those pests away. They are attracted by the decaying matter and will surely take your plants down with the mulch.

As for your manure, cover it up to keep the nutrients from seeping out of the reach of your plants.

Water deep and water well. You want to make sure the life-giving nutrients are reaching the depth and breadth that they need to sustain your plants. Make sure they never experience the stress of drought-like conditions.

These plants are pretty well hardened to take the cooling temperatures and will do well in your garden if you groom the area properly. Take the care and time to do it right so they’ll thrive. If you do, then you’ll soon be reaping the benefits of a beautiful harvest!

*http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/carroll/anr/documents/VegetableGardeningCalendar.pdf

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