You may have thought September marked the winding down of the gardening season as fall quickly approaches…  but you couldn’t be further from the truth!

It’s true that the time to plant any summer crops (with the exception of snap beans) has now passed, but for the fall garden, September is prime time!  And it’s also your last chance for most fall crops…  Note all the green highlighted rows in our guide below.

Upcoming Class Schedule - Fall 2015If you’d like to know more about how best to start your fall veggies, check out our upcoming:

Fall Veggie Gardening Class

at Raleigh City Farm

Saturday, September 12, 9-11 AM!

It will be part of a new series of classes we’re doing at the farm this fall – all using fall veggies!  For this class, you’ll learn about what to plant and how to plant it, hear stories of historical vegetable growing practices, and enjoy fresh juice made from end-of-summer veggies from the farm.  Recovering from Hopscotch the night before?  We’ve got just the thing…

It’s past time to start your fall seedlings indoors, but there is still plenty of time to purchase transplants from your local garden center or direct seed many others.  Some plants that we generally think of growing only from transplants can actually be direct-seeded in the fall, such as cauliflower and kohlrabi.  Who knew?

So take advantage of the milder weather fall brings, and start sneaking in some fall crops between your dwindling summer plants!  Don’t forget to give them a good helping of compost or well-aged manure.  Your garden will need a little pick-me-up after the toll summer production can take on it.

September Planting Guide

 

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