Top Gardening Tips for September
From pruning to sowing, there is some activity or the other that you need to be conducted in the garden. Hence, we have divided these tips keeping in mind different types of yards and gardens. From vegetable garden to an extensive greenhouse we have covered everything here.
Also, we have mentioned vegetables, flowers and fruits that can be planted this September.
Vegetable Gardening tips for September:
- Harvest your vegetables. Store your treasure trove of fruits and veggies by freezing, drying, pickling, and storing.
- Pinch out your tomato plants to help them produce ripe fruits.
- Pinch a sweet corn kernel. If it releases a milky sap that means it is ripe. If not, they need a little longer to ripen!
- Pull or cut off the potato foliage at the ground level about three weeks before lifting them and prevent blight spores infecting the tubers.
- Let the potatoes dry for a few hours before storing them in in a cool dark place.
- Prevent pumpkins and squashes from rotting by placing them on a wooden plank to raise them off the wet soil.
- Keep feeding and watering French beans to make the most of them. Continue harvesting to prevent them from setting seed.
- Get rid of old crops that have withered away. Mow away the weeds and leave your plot clean.
- When beans and peas finish cropping, cut them at the ground level and leave the roots in the soil. These crops fix nitrogen which is released gradually into the soil as the roots break.
- Pot herbs like mint and parsley for the kitchen windowsill.
- At the end of September start planting garlic bulbs and onion sets.
Vegetables you can plant in September:
Flower Gardening tips for September:
- September is an ideal time to plant new perennials.
- Beautify flower borders with autumn flowering plants such as Chrysanthemum.
- For a cluster of colorful blooms plant hyacinth and amaryllis bulbs.
- Start planting winter flowering bulbs for example daffodils, Gladiolus and Dahlia .
- Keep your hanging baskets prim and proper. Feed and deadhead your container plants. Also, deadhead annuals and perennials like the roses, dahlias, etc. for an extended performance.
- Sow hardy annuals for next year.
- Divide your herbaceous perennials.
- Trees and shrubs planted in September thrive. So start now.
- Prune climbing and rambling roses.
- Think about using flower bulbs for next spring.
Flowers you can plant in September:
Fruit Gardening tips for September:
- Order your strawberries, raspberries or blackberries bushes for cropping next year.
- Tidy strawberry plants and throw used straw, as this will later lead to pests and disease infestation.
- Pick out rotting pears, apples and plum trees.
- Mow grass under fruit trees.
Fruits you can plant this September:
Guava, Coconut, Mango, Chikoo, Custard apple, Orange, sweet lime, Papaya, Pomegranate etc.
Lawn Gardening tips for September:
- Establish a beautiful lawn from turf or seed.
- Raise the height of your mower blades as grass growth slows down.
- Avoid waterlogging and compaction. Aerate the lawn using a garden fork, use a rake to and repair dead patches.
- Apply a unique lawn top-dressing after carrying out maintenance work.
- Feed the lawn with a fertilizer low in nitrogen and rich in potassium. Read about how to maintain a lawn.
Greenhouse Gardening tips for September:
- Discard old compost and decaying plant material. Reduce the risk of pests and diseases next year by cleaning the greenhouse.
- Remove the greenhouse shade and let your plants receive the maximum light.
- Water early in the day so the greenhouse is dry by the evening.
- Trap heat overnight by closing vents and doors late in the afternoon.
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