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September Gardening Tips

September is a beautiful time of year, mainly because Fall starts on September 22nd, 2021. Meaning it’s time to start putting away the beach towels and floaties and start bringing out the Halloween decorations and scarfs. Although it’s the start of colder weather, this doesn’t mean it’s time to abandon your garden. It’s just time to learn what you need to do for your garden, so it has the best chance to produce a Fall Garden, survive the Winter, and grow in the Spring. Keep reading to find out some helpful hints below.

Start Harvesting Your Fruits and Vegetables.

First, start harvesting, which means gathering your ripe fruits and vegetables from your garden, so they don’t die from the frost coming soon. Also, be aware of your area and when frost cold fronts are hitting your area, and if you are still growing plants, make sure you cover them with blankets, sheets, cardboard, or a tarp for the nights of frost cold fronts. 

Plant Annual Flowers.

September is a great time to plant annual flowers, but you must make sure they thrive in your region. Flowers that typically thrive this season include begonia, ageratum, zinnia, and celosia. These flowers can bloom in Fall temperatures into early Winter, but don’t forget to water them every day to get them started.

Plant Tulip Bulbs.

If you want to ensure you have beautiful tulips just in time for the beginning of Spring, you will want to start planting them now. Tulip bulbs need enough time to develop their roots before winter weather sets in, and they will be ready for the very start of Spring.

Time to Improve Your Soil.

Considering you need to start harvesting your vegetables now, it’s also a great time to improve your soil. After cleaning up your garden of dying flowers, fruits, and vegetables, you can spread compost of about 2-3 inches over your soil and then cover the compost with more soil and lastly rake it until smooth. This process will protect your soil from erosion in the winter months.