Can you believe it is almost fall? This September planting guide will give you some ideas of what you can plant this month if you live in zones 9 or 10!
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Before we get started, you need to know what garden zone you are in. This article is specifically for those of you living in zones 9 & 10. If you aren’t sure what your garden zone is you can follow this link to find out!
Alright! Let’s get started! Here is a September planting guide for zones 9 & 10!
September Planting Guide: Zone 10
There are quite a few crops that you can get started in your garden this month if you live in zone 10. All of the crops that are in the cabbage family should be planted as transplants, everything else you can start as seeds.
September is a great time to get lettuce started in zone 10. You can learn more about growing lettuce in the fall and winter in this article: Growing Lettuce in the Fall & Early Winter
We love Brussels Sprouts, but our kids definitely don’t! They’re a great crop to plant this month!
Cabbage is another crop that you can get started this month! Remember, any of the crops on this list that are in the cabbage family should be planted as transplants NOT seeds!
We love broccoli grown from our garden! It tastes so good! We freeze it every year so that we can have home-grown broccoli year-round!
Spinach is a very hardy crop. In fact, we harvest spinach all winter long from our garden! While you don’t have to worry about cold temperatures yet in zone 10, you can learn more about growing spinach in the winter in this article.
If you haven’t given swiss chard a try before I definitely recommend it! It’s a yummy addition to any garden!
You can start a fall crop of peas in zone 10 this month. Remember that fall peas aren’t as productive as a spring planting, so you can expect roughly half the harvest from a fall planting as you would get in the spring. It’s well worth it though and just takes a little bit of patience and planning! You can read more about planting peas in the fall here: Growing Peas in the Fall
Yum! September is a great month to plant some winter squash if you live in zone 10!
You can still plant beans this month! Remember to make sure you find a sunny spot for them in your garden! Beans thrive when they have 10-12 hours of sun during the day.
September Planting Guide: Zone 9
If you live in zone 9 there are a few different crops that you can plant this month! Similar to zone 10 you will need to plant any of the cabbage family crops on this list as transplants, NOT seeds.
We love growing our own fresh beans around here! You can get some planted this month for a fall harvest.
Beets are packed full of nutrients and they’re delicious! You can check out my complete guide to growing beets in this article.
Garden grown carrots are the best!!! We actually grow carrots in the winter in our area because we love them so much! You can learn more about how we do that here: Growing Carrots for Winter Harvest
Cauliflower is an amazing side for dinners or it’s perfect for adding to a fall soup! Try planting some this month!
Ahh Kale. It’s hardy, yummy, and nutritious. No wonder it’s on so many of my planting guides! You can start some kale this month in your garden! As the temperatures get cooler, kale tastes better (in my opinion) so it’s a great crop to plant in the fall.
Other crops you can plant in zone 9:
- Swiss Chard
What do you think? Will you be planting any of the crops on this September Planting Guide in your garden? Did I miss anything? Let me know!