Jobs To Do In September

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September marks the turning of Summer into Autumn. It's the time of the year where there is still plenty to harvest or enjoy in the garden. Colours change from green to gold and red and it sets the scene ready for winter.  Like the garden, we too need to prepare for the inevitable but for just a short while we

can sit back and bask in the late autumn sunshine and enjoy the harvests and beauty of the garden at this time of year.  September is also the time of the year that gardeners get busy sowing for winter crops or tucking tender plants away in green houses and conservatories all over the world. The list below is just some of the vegetables you can sow NOW!

Sow These Now

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  • Spring Onion
  • Radish
  • Cress
  • Cornsalad
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Basil
  • Alph Alpha
  • Sweetpea
  • Poppy
  • Phlox
  • Orlaya
  • Nigella
  • Bird Of Paradise
  • Oxalis
  • Cowslip

Jobs To Do Now

  • Divide herbaceous perennials
  • Pick Autumn Raspberries
  • Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals
  • Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them
  • Net ponds before leaf fall gets under way
  • Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autumn
  • Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs
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Take advantage of the drier days and dig and cover any unused beds, build structures for next year, and think about your crop rotation