It’s possible that September can be mild, but certainly you can expect it to cool down through towards the end of the month. Keep an eye on your more delicate crops to ensure they’re protected from any big drops in temperature, and ensure that you’re feeding regularly as you come close to harvesting.
Below is our straightforward guide to which fruit and veg you can plant in September, as well as which will be ready to harvest if you’re already growing.
For instructions and advice on how to grow fruit and veg in containers and small spaces, read our guide.
Sow outside directly into soil (containers, beds and borders will all work, whether in a garden or on a balcony).
|Cabbages (for a spring harvest)||Cranberries||Lettuces||Nectarines|
Take a look at our guide to growing fruit at home to find out more.
Ready to harvest
If you already have crops growing, or if you’re just interested to know what’s in season, the fruit and veg usually ready to harvest in September are:
|Cucumbers||French and broad beans||Garlic||Lettuces|
|Spring onions||Summer squash||Sweetcorn||Turnips|