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 8To-Do List for Zone 8

  • Plant transplants of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale; surround them with a thick mulch to cool the soil.
  • Direct-seed spinach, lettuce, beets, carrots, parsley, turnips, and kohlrabi.
  • Plant pansies, stock (Matthiola incana), snapdragons, sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima), Johnny-jump-ups (Viola tricolor), and pinks (Dianthus spp.).
  • Apply a 1⁄2-inch layer of compost to areas of the lawn that are susceptible to brown patch; apply organic fertilizer to the entire lawn at the end of the month.