What to Plant in September

Posted on Sep 12 2012 - 1:00am by Mike Lieberman

Summer is gone and September is upon us.

You think you missed your chance to start your garden and will start it next year…

…That’s just a lame excuse though.

You’ve made dozens of excuses why you can’t start. I’m sick of them and you should be too.

It’s not too late to start your garden!

That’s true for most of you in the United States.

Yes, your options are limited, but you can still start something.

It’s all about getting over the excuses and starting. You’ve made enough excuses that have kept you from starting.

Now is the perfect time to begin.

What can you grow?

Here is a list of veggies you can plant this month:

  • Beet
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Cilantro
  • Collard Greens
  • Dill
  • Endive
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip

Spinach is one variety that can be planted all over the country … so channel that inner-Popeye of yours, get over your excuses for not starting, and get that spinach planted!

Where can I buy seeds?

Check out: SeedsNow.com for NON-GMO seeds. Use promo code: URBAN10 and get 10% off your order.

They have a Seed Finder Tool that makes it really easy to find seeds that grow in your zone. You can even find seeds that grow in containers, tower gardens, raised beds, and seeds that can tolerate cold temps.


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  • Bruno Sa

    you’re doing such a great job!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.g.bickerstaff William Grampa Bickerstaff

    I’m planting garlic this fall.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elfrog98 Erin Cadie

    Thank you so much for helping make gardening so straightforward and understandable! I love your drive to help everyone grow whatever they can, you are creating a crucial resource!

  • http://www.facebook.com/trev.ffrench Trevor Ffrench

    I’m just curious, but for those in colder climates, which might include snow, how does extreme cold affect compost and mulch, can the colder months be a time to make compost even if plants refuse to grow?

  • http://www.facebook.com/trev.ffrench Trevor Ffrench

    <– australian, and in a frost prone area, but just curious for the following year as we are just coming out of our winter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jackie.norbridge Jackie Norbridge

    I live in the Bay where I can garden all year. However, I hardly get any sun and am looking for low-sunlight gardening tips.