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What To Plant In September

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that your garden has to be. For many areas, you can squeeze in a few last minute vegetables before it gets cold. And in warmer areas, this may be your best time of year to start a garden. Here’s what to plant in September!

Summer is over, but that doesn't mean that your garden has to be. You have time for few more plants. Here's what to plant in September!

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What To Plant In September By USDA Plant Hardiness Zone

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zones are created by dividing the United States into various zones based on their coldest temperatures. These zones are helpful in giving us an idea of what is likely to grow well in a given location at each time of year.

Of course, your micro climate makes a big difference too. The individual characteristics of your property, and even spaces within your garden can create warmer and cooler areas where specific plants may thrive.

All of the plants suggested below can be grown without season extenders. If you are using a greenhouse, cloches, or covers, you may even be able to grow more than what’s listed for your zone.

Unfortunately, if you live in Zone 3, you won’t be able to plant outside at this time of the year. You can still take advantage of indoor gardening though.

Zone 4

For those who live in Zone 4, you can get one last hurrah in by seeding angelica, cabbage, and garlic. Zone 4b can even postpone their cabbages until October.

Zone 5

If you live in Zone 5, you also can plant angelica, cabbage, and garlic. You also get to add fava beans, shallots, spinach, and turnips into your overwintering garden.

Zone 6

Your best bets will be cabbage, garlic, shallots, and spinach. For Zone 6b, add in turnips and rutabagas as well.

Zone 7

Zone 7 can really go crazy with an overwintering garden, and even extend planting some things into October. Feel free to plant:

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Bak choy
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Celeriac
  • Chives
  • Collards
  • Fava Beans
  • Garlic
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Onion
  • Radishes
  • Rutabega
  • Scallions
  • Spinach
  • Turnips

Zone 7b gets all of the above, plus cauliflower.

Zone 8

Plants that do well when planted in September in Zones 8a and 8b include:

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Chicory
  • Chives
  • Collards
  • Daikon
  • Fava Beans
  • Horseradish
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Onion
  • Radish
  • Snow Peas
  • Spinach
  • Strawberry Plants
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips

Zone 9

If you’re not planting now in these warmer areas, you are missing some of the best gardening time of the year for your area. Go crazy and get some plants in the ground! Try any of these:

  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Cucumber
  • Endive
  • Fennel
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Onion
  • Peppers
  • Radish
  • Shallots
  • Squash
  • Strawberry Plants
  • Turnips

Zone 10

If you are gardening in Zone 10, you can safely plant anything in the list for zone 9 as well as eggplant, corn, tomatoes, and watermelon.

Zone 11 Through Zone 13

There isn’t much that you should be planting in these areas at this time of year. If you are in Zone 12 peppers might do okay for you. Zone 13 can give watermelon a try.

Don’t assume your garden is done just because summer has ended. Try planting these plants and extend the fun and the harvest throughout the fall. What’s your favorite thing to plant in September? Share in the comments!

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