Jobs for September

Summer is holding on by a thread in September, nights are definitely drawing in. There’s still  plenty to harvest this month including beans and courgettes, autumn raspberries and other berries should be plentiful too. Pumpkins should be swelling nicely, deepening in colour ready for harvesting from next month onwards.

Some jobs for September:

  • Keep picking courgettes, aim to get them small before they become big and watery
  • Turn your compost heap
  • Pick green tomatoes that show no sign of ripening by the end of the month, bring them indoors to ripen or use them green in chutney
  • Sow green manures
  • Harvest the first apples and pears
  • Keep harvesting main crop potatoes as needed
  • Earth up brassicas to prevent them toppling over
  • Pick autumn raspberries
  • Check stakes and ties for giant sunflower varieties, as the flower heads produce seeds they become heavier. Leave them in place for the wild birds.
  • Earth up leeks
  • Sweet corn cobs should be ready for picking, check by peeling a layer back and piercing the cobs with your finger nail, if the juice is milky they’re ready!
  • Harvest the last of the onions, allow to dry before storing
  • Propagate strawberries by gently pushing rooted runners into the soil or small pots of soil. Sever the runner from the adult plant as the runners put on growth and develop a stronger root system.
  • Place bricks or plastic trays underneath swelling pumpkins to prevent them from rotting on wet ground.
  • Harvest regularly and enjoy!

Fistful of Carrots

This is my carrot harvest for the year, sparse but perfectly formed. A fistful of carrots will have to do, the weather was a real problem.

Mustn’t grumble I suppose. Did you do any better?

  • About

    Welcome to The Garden Smallholder, it's a blog about growing vegetables and keeping chickens in a rural back garden, also our growing year down on the allotment. thegardensmallholder@yahoo.co.uk

  • Jobs Each Month

  • Follow Me on Pinterest

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 6,745 other followers

  • Categories

  • Follow Me on Instagram

    Bee on a Cosmos flower #bee #cosmos #beefriendly #wildlife #nature #ukwildlife #bees #gardenersofinstagram #garden #carrots #growyourownfood #kitchengarden #allotment #food #backyardfarmer Plenty of #toads visiting the #garden at the moment #wildlife #nature #toad #ukwildlife #organicgardening Hen in the veg garden #veggarden #kitchengarden #chickensofinstagram #chickens #speckledy #hen Broody with her babies #broody #broodyhen #chickensofinstagram #chickens #hen #gardenfarm #homestead #hobbyfarm Beanźzzzzz! #runnerbeans #growyourown #gyo #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #allotment #harvest #food #growfood
  • Popular Posts

  • Follow me on Twitter

  • Sponsors

    Wellington Boot Racks

    To advertise here contact me!
    thegardensmallholder@yahoo.co.uk

  • Archives

  • The Garden Smallholder on Flickr

    Ex battery hens

    Summer Raspberries

    Chick

    Allotment September 2014

    More Photos
  • Member Of

    I'm a Member of UK Veg Gardeners!

    Blooming Blogs

  • Blog Photography

    © All images are copyright of thegardensmallholder.wordpress.com. If you are interested in using images, please email thegardensmallholder@yahoo.co.uk
  • Blog Stats

    • 392,824 hits
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,745 other followers

%d bloggers like this: