What Vegetables To Plant In September

What Vegetables To Plant In September

What Vegetables To Plant In September

Sadly Winter is nearly upon us and this really is the last month that you can sow spring cabbages, they be can still be sown in the ground or in small modules ready for transporting outside if you are quick.

You could try planting autumn varieties of vegetables such as carrots inbetween existing vegetable crops in your bed. The hardier carrot varieties will grow through the winter and be ready for next spring.

You can also sow spinach directly into the ground, although under cloches is best in order to avoid any early frosts. Doing this will ensure that you get a harvest of spinach, which is rich in iron, throughout the winter months.

Pak choi can also continue to be sowed outside directly in to the ground every three weeks, enabling you to use both the root (Most often for roasting), as well as using the leaves for a delicious addition to salad.

To go back to another favourite of mine – lettuce, I just cannot plant enough of it as it saves me so much money in the shops, so get planting some lambs lettuce, as this truly versatile salad leaf can even cope with a heavy snowfall on it. It can be grown outside ideally under cloches or in your green house for best results. Another year round salad crop is spring onions which can also still be planted in time for a crop early next spring.

The last salad crop to talk about is radishes, which actually grow well in cool conditions, and do very well growing in containers.

As ever the trusty turnip can still be planted in to your raised beds – a truly versatile and bullet proof winter vegetable, as are swedes.

If you are looking for something a little different to try and, which if you use a lot of it can save you a lot of money, and that is garlic. It is actually one of the most simplest of vegetables to grow I have ever come across. Simply by a bulb of garlic – organic is best as some supermarkets spray their garlic with root inhibitor to stop it growing and give a better shelf life. Break the bulb up in to cloves and simply push each clove of garlic just under the surface of the soil. Keep it well watered and it is ready when the leaves fall over, very simple!

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