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 10To-Do List for Zone 10

  • Prune poinsettias for holiday bloom.
  • As grasshopper numbers die down, plant tuberoses (Polianthes tuberosa), gloriosa lilies, amaryllis, and other subtropical bulbs and rhizomes.
  • Plant okra. It’s your last chance of the season.
  • Seed cucurbits and herbs, and set out transplants of tomatoes, peppers, and onions.
  • Repair or replace drip irrigation lines.
  • Work in soil amendments, including compost, bonemeal, and greensand.

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