10 Jobs for September


Summer is still holding on (if you’re lucky) and you may get some late Sweetcorn to harvest. Autumn Raspberries are in full swing and your Pumpkins and Squashes are swelling. You may also have some Chilli Peppers in the cold frame and the odd Apple or two that is ready for eating.

  1. Start to clear away some of the crops that have gone over (ended) like Runner beans and Sweet Peas
  2. Expose Apples and Pears to the sun to ripen
  3. Sow some winter Lettuce
  4. Prune trained Peach trees, taking out any branches that are not needed or growing out at right angles
  5. Plant Strawberry plants to increase your stock. Aim to replace plants after their third year.
  6. Earth up Celery and Leeks
  7. Plant Japanese bunching onions
  8. Plant Spring Cabbage
  9. Lift main crop Potatoes – check they are ready by rubbing the skin, if it doesn’t easily come off they are ready.
  10. Plant Tulips for next Spring

If you have any more suggestions for September jobs, add them to the list.

7 Responses to “10 Jobs for September”

  1. Robinon 21 Sep 2008 at 8:20 pm

    How about Clean Up after Friday and Saturday’s killing frosts?

  2. Karinon 22 Sep 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Planted my Autumn onions yesterday, thanks. I’m trying Radar this year.

  3. mtpon 22 Sep 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Wow Robin – you had frost already in Maine? Is that normal?

  4. Allotment Bloggeron 25 Sep 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Put old sieves or bits of mesh under those squashes and pumpkins to give an air gap that stops the bit resting on the ground going mushy …

  5. Nitaon 27 Sep 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Plant prepared hyacinths for early blooms indoors.

    Plant Dutch Iris bulbs for outdoor cut flowers ready early spring.

  6. Annon 28 Sep 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Killer frosts in Carrbridge too, lost loads over the weekend unfortunately

  7. sally nicholason 04 Oct 2008 at 11:26 am

    can anyone tell me about when to plant brussel sprouts, I have harvested them in my greenhouse am i too late to plant outside. I am new to the gardening game.