Gardener’s To-Do List for September

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of September.


September to do list for zone 6To-Do List for Zone 6

  • Get fall compost cooking with the last of your grass clippings, spent plants, and leaves.
  • As garden beds empty, sow quick-growing cover crops like winter rye.
  • Sow spinach midmonth for spring harvest.
  • Work spring-flowering bulbs into perennial beds.
  • Plant garlic by month's end for harvest next June.
  • Dig up, divide, and replant clumps of overgrown perennials.