What Vegetables to Plant in the Middle of September

Posted on Sep 12 2013 - 9:12am by UOG

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

Where can I buy seeds?

Check out: SeedsNow.com for NON-GMO seeds.  You can even find seeds that grow in containers, tower gardens, hydroponic systems, raised beds, and more.  If you’re serious about getting started growing organic food then buy some seeds.  That’ll at least get you pushed in the right direction. Check out the hundreds of vegetable and culinary herb seeds .  There’s a huge variety of seed sampler packs for only $0.99/seed pack.  Here’s a link to the Seed Shop. Use promo code: URBAN10 and get 10% off your entire order.






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Don’t forget!  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!

10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rebecca Whitford September 12, 2013 at 10:48 am -

    Planted some kale today. Planted lettuce and chauliflower last week. Filled up two half barrels with soil and I am going to put windows over them and make a kind of cold frame. My garden sucked this summer but that doesn’t mean it will this winter 🙂

  2. Lisa Abdul-Quddus September 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm -

    I like that Seeds Now has sample sizes. My spring/summer garden didn’t do well either this year. I planted broccoli, lettuce, spinach, carrots, beets, turnips and radishes in August and they’re all coming along nicely. I will start cabbage seeds today.

  3. Lis Simpson September 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm -

    good to know i got spinach seeds from walgreens for .30 cents.

  4. Sarah September 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm -

    Great post. We got all our seeds from SeedsNow last season. Couldn’t be happier. Just placed another order for Fall seeds. Thanks for your list of recommendations. 🙂

  5. Lilly Radu September 14, 2013 at 10:42 am -


  6. Mysterious Gardener September 16, 2013 at 3:45 am -

    Nice article, and a very comprehensive list of fall vegetables.

    Another option is to use succession planting of the vegetables you’ve grown during the summer. For more info, see my article about fall vegetable gardening: http://themysteriousgardener.com/?p=255

  7. Green Planet Nats September 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm -

    your article is great! We’re big fans!

  8. Green Planet Nats September 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm -

    Hey, are you going to be at the bloggers conference in Atlanta? Would love to touch bases!

  9. litebrite September 25, 2013 at 8:41 pm -

    This is so helpful! It is always nice to know when plants should be planted and when they are expected to produce! I love eating fruits and veggies from my own backyard!

  10. Skippy76 October 21, 2013 at 5:57 am -

    My excuse is that I live in Northern Canada and nothing grows past Sept!
    I was looking for some urban gardening info and got a face full of being called lame and accused of making excuses. You may want to try a more friendly approach next time you post a blog!

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