September Gardening Tips
Things to do:
- Build compost piles as you are cleaning up summer growing beds.
- Snow fava bean seeds as a compost crop into harvested beds (continue through October).
- Transplant native perennials
- Refrigerate tulip bulbs for six to eight weeks in a well-ventilated paper bag. (keep apart from apples).
- Early in the month, when many growing areas are empty, do soil testing to plan for spring gardens.
Plant Directly: (planning note: while they can be planted in February. Artichokes asparagus, rhubarb and strawberry sets will produce a bigger first-year crop it planted in early September) artichokes, asparagus, rubarb, strawberry sets (plant from roots or sets) wheat, oats triticale, barley, cereal rye and fava beans Sept. 21 – Oct.15.
Start in flats Mid-Month: wheat, oats, triticale, barley, cereal rye and fava beans
Transplant: swiss chard, mustard, radicchio, spinach