September — Gardener’s calendar

 
ROTATIONAL CROPS

CABBAGE FAMILY

(Cruciferae)
Sow in trays or pots: spring cabbage (to mid-month); garden & land cress; mustard greens; Oriental greens; rapini; rocket; turnip greens (to mid-month)

Sow in greenhouse or polytunnel: quick-heading calabrese

Sow direct: spring cabbage (to mid-month); garden & land cress; mustard greens; Oriental greens; rapini; rocket; turnip greens (to mid-month)

Harvest: broccoli; Asturian tree cabbage; summer & winter cabbage; cauliflower; garden & land cress; kale; kohlrabi; mustard greens; Oriental greens; summer radish (to mid-month); rapini; rocket; swede (from mid-month); turnip; turnip greens


AMARANTH/BEETROOT FAMILY

(Amaranthaceae)
Sow direct: chard & leaf beet (to mid-month); spinach; winter spinach

Harvest: grain & leaf amaranth; beetroot; chard & leaf beet; orach (to mid-month); quinoa; spinach


ONION FAMILY

(Alliaceae)
Sow direct: bulb onions (to mid-month)

Harvest: leeks (from mid-month); spring onions


PEA & BEAN FAMILY

(Leguminosae)
Sow direct: smooth-seeded peas

Harvest: French & runner beans; peas


CARROT FAMILY

(Umbelliferae)
Harvest: carrots; celery & celeriac; fennel (from mid-month); root parsley (from mid-month); parsnips


POTATO FAMILY

(Solanaceae)
Harvest: aubergine; chilli & sweet peppers; maincrop potatoes; tomatoes


MARROW FAMILY

(Cucurbitaceae)
Harvest: courgette & summer squash; cucumber; winter squash (from mid-month)


SUNFLOWER FAMILY

(Asteraceae)
Sow in trays or pots: endive

Sow direct: winter lettuce

Harvest: endive; lettuce; salsify


MISCELLANEOUS
Sow direct: minutina; winter purslane

Harvest: minutina; sweetcorn; winter purslane

PERMANENT CROPS
TASKS