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What to grow in September: list of vegetables and greens to be sown or planted in the garden in September. From sowing to harvesting in the months of September and October.
When autumn arrives in the garden,what can be cultivated?
BetweenSeptember and Octoberthe first precipitations begin and the temperatures gradually begin to drop. Do you already know what to plant during this period? In this article we will see what to plant and what to sow in the open field between the months of September and October.
What to grow in September
Let's start with the sowing in the garden in September.
In September they are sown in the open field:
- beets on the coast
- leaf beets,
- green chicory,
- red chicory,
- rocket salad,
Among the more unusual varieties, we recommend thesowingof purple carrot. The purple carrot is rich inanthocyanins.Anthocyanins are pigments belonging to the flavonoid family, have a high antioxidant power and, according to recent studies, protect the heart and prevent the appearance of certain tumors. Along with purple carrots, another highly underrated vegetable is beetroot.
Beets can be grown easily in the garden. They are an authentic source of mineral salts: they provide potassium, iron, vitamin C and above all vitamin A. They are also a good source of vegetable protein and have zero fat.
THEseedsof beets epurple carrotsthey can be found at agricultural consortia and at the most well-stocked garden centers. Those who prefer can take advantage of the online purchase: on Amazon a package of purple carrot seeds can be bought for 6.50 euros with shipping costs included in the price. For all information, I invite you to visit the page:purple carrot seeds.
In October you can continue planting in the open field:
- green chicory,
- cutting lettuce,
- rocket salad,
On appeal, by cultivatein the month ofOctober, peas and broad beans are also added. From October they canplanting in the vegetable gardenalso cloves of garlic and onions.
Planting of vegetables out of season
If you live in the south, where the climate is mild throughout the beginning of autumn, in the month ofSeptemberyou can continue tocultivatealso tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant. When the climate is mild, it is possible to transplant some tomato plants, preferably already in bloom, which will give you a lot of satisfaction, along with numerous salads! Zucchini and aubergines need a tunnel greenhouse or at least a protective sheet.
If you can find already developed seedlings, in September you can also grow Romanesco broccoli. In general, the sowing of Romanesco broccoli can take place from May to August. In the south it can take place in the open field even in September but not in October!
Some advice for thesowing in September:sowing and moon
During the evening before sowing, turn your gaze to the sky: peasant customs dictate that with a growing moon all the plants that grow above the surface of the ground (spinach, lettuce, chicory ...) are sown, while with a waning moon all the plants that develop underground (carrots, onions, garlic, radishes…) must be sown.
Thanks to the selection of seeds, the “farmer's” market has been enriched with a great variety of vegetables and greens. Before sowing, always check the calendar on the back of the seed purchase bag: the calendar may vary from variety to variety.
What to grow in October
For detailed information on sowing and planting in October and in the autumn period, I refer you to the guide article: what to grow in October.