In September, gardeners are busy preparing their gardens for winter. It’s time to sow certain vegetables and plant seeds to ensure a bountiful harvest and fresh vegetables all year round. In this article, we offer a few tips on what to sow in the vegetable garden in September to enjoy an abundant and varied harvest! See this publication on Instagram
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What to sow in September?
September is the perfect month to plant vegetables. There are many varieties to sow during this period, which can be harvested well into late autumn and early winter. These include cabbages, beans, leeks, and carrots, but it’s important to know when to sow your vegetables for the best results. The soil should be enriched with organic matter. The soil should be deeply turned and weeds removed. In addition, you need to ensure that climatic conditions are favorable for growing vegetables: temperatures should be neither too high nor too low, and the soil should be kept moist but not soggy.
When to sow vegetables?
Sowing your vegetables in September is a good idea, as this is the start of the planting season. The days are getting cooler but still warm enough for your vegetables to germinate and grow. Peas, radishes, beans, celery, and cauliflower can be sown at this time, but other vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and zucchinis are more difficult to grow in September as they need higher temperatures to thrive. Then you can sow vegetable varieties that keep well, such as carrots, turnips, onions, and beet. Once your planting is ready, you’ll need to make sure the soil is well prepared. You’ll also need to keep an eye on the weather and choose a sunny day to sow your seeds. Ideal climatic conditions are a temperature between 15 and 25°C and relative humidity below 70%. This way, when temperatures drop in the evening, your seeds will have a chance to germinate overnight. The chances of your planting succeeding will then be greater.
How to prepare the soil?
Before sowing your vegetables, you need to prepare the ground properly. To do this, you need to work the soil thoroughly. This involves removing weeds and adding a natural or chemical fertilizer, depending on the type of soil. Finally, after removing any stones, the soil must be plowed. This process aerates the soil, making it looser and easier for the vegetables to grow properly. The next step is to ensure that the planting beds and furrows are the right size. This can be done using a spirit level, a knife, a harness, etc. The furrows should be spaced out and straight. Once the work is done, it’s important to water the soil well before planting the vegetables. This can be done using :
- A garden hose with an adjustable nozzle;
- A watering can for small surfaces;
- An automatic watering system.
What are the ideal climatic conditions?
Vegetables are very sensitive to climatic variations, so it’s important to choose the right season for sowing. In fact, autumn temperatures are more conducive to their growth, as they are milder and less hot, and this season is characterized by heavy rainfall, which ensures that nutrients are well distributed in the soil and that the soil is sufficiently hydrated. However, it’s important to keep a close eye on the weather, as some crops can’t stand excess water or extreme temperatures. Sowing vegetables in September ensures abundant harvests for autumn and winter. There are many varieties of vegetables to grow and something to suit every taste. It’s important to take into account soil, climatic conditions, and season when choosing the right vegetables to sow, so planning is essential to the gardener’s success. In any case, with a little patience and effort, you can enjoy a delicious harvest to eat throughout the autumn and winter.