Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Sowing in September

September is an interesting month in the garden.  Its harvest time with all the summer crops providing their bounty and there's lots to do in the kitchen if you like preserving all those summer goodies. 

September is also a good month to think about planning your way through the next season and there are a few things that can be sown now to help you through the sparse winter months.  Good planning and sowing now can also help make that hungry gap (between February - May) a little bit more bountiful.

Here's a few September sowing suggestions:

Cabbages (for spring hungry gap)
Chard
Corn Salad
Kai Lan
Kale (if you sow in the next week or so)
Kohl rabi
Komatsuna
Land Cress
Lettuce
Leaf Chicory
Mustard
Onions (from seed or bulbs)
Parsley
Radishes
Rocket
Shallots
Spinach

2 comments:

  1. Hey Claire,

    Useful list, thanks.

    I sowed some Mibuna last week too. Have grown it for a couple of years now, has a really spiky, peppery taste. Very hardy too, only been killed off by the snow.

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  2. Morning Jono

    Thanks for mentioning Mibuna. Sounds like an excellent one to get us through the winter, got some in my seedbox. Do you think some hort fleece could help protect them through snow or maybe some large plastic bottles with the bottoms cut off?

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