September is the month of returning to work, returning to school and starting to take care of the vegetable garden and garden.
It is a month between summer and autumn, in which, like every change of season (and wardrobe), there will be things to keep and others to eliminate.
What to do with the plants we already have
The first thing to do will be to check the health of our plants and evaluate if we can still keep them or if it is appropriate to replace them.
Remember that, especially in the garden, most of the plants we have grown are annual and must be eliminated at the end of the harvest.
The climate is fundamental to decide the fate of your plants!
We know that the cold in some areas does not arrive until October or November, while in others the temperatures begin to decrease considerably accelerating the end of the summer.
To understand what to plant in September we must first understand what to do with the plants we have.
Start by getting rid of all those plants that show symptoms of exhaustion, those that are sick or have suffered too much during the hot season and keep all those that you think may still end their production.
The tomatoes, for example, may end to mature in your kitchen, or you hang bunches in a dark room.
On your return from vacation, did you find the garden full of weeds? Do not worry!
The high temperatures (and your absence) favored their growth; just get to work and clean it as much as possible and it will soon return to its former glory!
You can use a herbicide if the situation is out of control but remember to pay attention to the sprouts that may have been born on your lawn.
What to do with perennials?
Curale cutting the dried or diseased branches, remove the dried flowers and concimale. If the temperatures are still favorable they could offer new flowers, otherwise, they will prepare to stop their growth in winter, waiting again for the good temperatures of spring.
It is necessary to stop watering the bulbous plants that bloomed during spring and summer so that they continue to accumulate reserves. At the end of the month, you can eradicate them, let them dry and store the bulbs for the next season.
What to plant in September
The garden in autumn is much quieter and less demanding than spring.
The progressive drop in temperatures slows down its growth, and we should not be so careful about watering. But this does not mean that we should abandon it, there are a lot of plants that grow fantastically in autumn and winter!
Check the state of the soil and add fertilizer if you deem it necessary, before carrying out any transplant.
In the garden, the Solanaceae (which includes eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and chilies) leaves the earth practically exhausted and it will be difficult to obtain a good harvest later without having previously fertilized the earth.
This period is a fantastic time for growing broad-leaved vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, chard, lettuce, rocket and root vegetables (such as onions, radishes or carrots ).
The cabbage, the cauliflower, the beans, and peas become queens and ladies of the gardens during the winter, so you can prepare seedbeds for transplant within a month.
In the garden, they will be chrysanthemums, violets, and violets. You can prepare the seedbeds or buy the plants ready for transplanting.
At the end of the month, we will be able to plant bulbs that bloom in spring. For this reason, it is essential to fertilize the soil by adding organic fertilizer and plan its distribution by calculating that many of these will grow at different times.
It is important to do this keeping in mind that there is an infinite number of colors that will give life to massifs that will thrive in a staggered way: the crocus, the amarillo, the amaryllis, the allium, the anemones, lilies, hyacinths, daffodils, and tulips.
It is the right time for cuttings
Lowering temperatures are ideal for reproducing some of our favorite plants.
This way you can get new mint plants, geraniums, ivy, and many other plants.
Just as in the spring we had to increase irrigation due to rising temperatures, we now need to gradually reduce it. Pay particular attention to the weather forecast to avoid unnecessary puddles and remember to change the frequency if you have installed drip irrigation.